Thoughts on The Bloating of America, and on The Encore Career… prompted by Marc Freedmans’s The Big Shift

First Friday Book Synopsis

I just presented my synopsis of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife by Marc Freedman. Randy's blog entries aging Kurt Anderson Marc Freedman Peter Laslett Reset The Big ShiftIt is a thoughtful book, and a provocative read. Though there is a lot in it, from a host of sources, it raises issues that we have known for some time. And, in simple terms, it comes [.].

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Lawrence FreedmanPlans may be hatched by the cool and the calculating, but they are likely to be implemented by the passionate and the unpredictable.

Are We (Boomers) Really In The Middle Of Middle Age – As Diana Nyad Says? If So, Then What Next?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Randy's blog entries Diana Nyad Marc Freedman Ready to Swim 103 Miles With the Sharks The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond MidlifeNews item: Diana Nyad is out to swim from Cuba to Key West– in one 60 hour swim. At the age of 61. There is ego involved, of course. But her swim has helped her turn a corner, she said, adding that she hopes it will empower others her age. “I I hope a couple will [.].

Who Else Wants Two Weeks Paid Vacation Before the Start Date?

The Idolbuster

It is called a Pre’cation, the brainchild of Jason Freedman, who wrote about it on his blog Freedman has an aversion to vacations. Chaplin should have taken 2 weeks off before starting his new job.

Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm on…Prophesies, Predictions, and Forecasts

The Practical Leader

Freedman , Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us and How to Know When Not to Trust Them. "You "I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for 50 years. Ever since, I have distrusted myself and avoided all predictions."

Planning Your Post-Retirement Career

Harvard Business Review

Featured Guest: Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures and author of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife. Download this podcast. Managing yourself Managing yourself Managing yourself Managing yourself

Are you Ready for the Next Level?

Great Leadership By Dan

They will learn and practice with Elizabeth Freedman , an executive coach from one of the leading executive communication firms, Bates Communications.

10 Elements of a Great Woman’s Leadership Development Program

Great Leadership By Dan

Elizabeth Freedman , Bates Communications. I’ve recently had the opportunity to help design a brand-new open-enrollment Woman’s Leadership Development Program to be offered through the University of New Hampshire’s Executive Development Program.

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Plan a Satisfying Retirement

Harvard Business Review

That’s a long time,” says Marc Freedman, CEO of and the author of The Big Shift. Give yourself time to rest, renew, and restore,” says Freedman. Your goal, says Freedman, is to “figure out what your priorities are at this juncture in your life.”. Freedman advises taking a “try-before-you-buy” approach. It’s also helpful to spend time with others who are “wrestling with the same challenges you are,” says Freedman.

Yes, Marketers, There Is Life After Mommyblogging

Harvard Business Review

On her blog, A Boomer's Life After 50 , Judi Freedman covers everything from heart health to cooking, to dealing with raising adult children and the recent loss of her mom. "We buy stuff too."

Leadership That Longfellow Would Appreciate

Harvard Business Review

Marc Freedman, chair of the Civic Ventures think tank , calls it "one of the most significant social trends of the new century." Editor's note: This post is part of a three-week series examining innovation in health care, published in partnership with the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. In a famous scene in 1875, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow returned to Bowdoin College with his classmates to celebrate their 50th reunion.