20 Jul The 100-year life
Our society has undergone profound changes these past few decades. The increase in average life expectancy and the languishing sustainability of the social security system have dwindled pensions. That which was once a clear and certain path – from education to employment and from employment to retirement – is no longer. The paradigm has shifted, and it has also forced us to change and adapt to the circumstances.
This is the premise of “The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity”, by Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and member of the World Economic Forum, and Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics at London Business School and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University. Nominated for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, “The 100-Year Life” is sort of a guide to longevity in today’s world.
Based on questions like: “How can you fashion a career and life path that defines you and your values and creates a shifting balance between work and leisure?” and “What are the most effective ways of boosting your physical and mental health over a longer and more dynamic lifespan?”, the authors offer a series of answers and solutions to help readers rethink their questions related to personal finance, education and their professional careers. One might say that purpose of this book is, indeed, to help one live a better life whilst ageing.