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Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life

Marc Freedman

From the author of "Prime Time" comes this description of the competing visions of work that are capturing the hearts, minds, and the time of baby boomers who are not content--or affluent enough--to spend their next 20 or 30 years on the golf course.

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Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publish Date: 08/26/2008
Pages: 255
ISBN-13: 9781586486341
ISBN-10: 1586486349
Language: English

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In one of the most significant social trends of the new century, and the biggest transformation of the American workforce since the women's movement, members of the baby boom generation are inventing a new phase of work. Encore tells the stories of encore career pioneers who are not content, or affluent enough, to spend their next thirty years on a golf course. These men and women are moving beyond midlife careers yet refusing to phase out or fade away. As they search for a calling in the second half of life and focus on what matters most, these individuals stand to transform the nature of work in America. They also hold the potential to create a society that balances the joys and responsibilities of contribution across the generations -- in other words, one that works better for all of us.

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