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"The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy and Purpose" explores a titanic shift that will alter every aspect of human existence, from the jobs we hold to the products we buy to the medical care we receive - an aging revolution underway across America and the world. Moving beyond the stereotypes of dependency and decline t ...more
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Published July 23rd 2014 by John Wiley & Sons (first published January 1st 2014)
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Aaron
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What a fascinating book. Set up as a series of essays from national private and public sector leaders, this collection of thoughts around aging is truly paradigm shifting. To think this book is 7 years old is truly remarkable as many of the insights and predictions have come true.

Big takeaways for me were:

The idea of a “gap year(s)” as a transition in mid life.

Continuing education and all the different types of re-education one can pursue for a second (or even third career)

The crossover of maj
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Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wonderful compilation of viewpoints and great ideas on how to live those extra years we can have due to increase life expectancy's. In Chapter 6 Michael W. Hodin likens the attitudes of men regarding women stealing away their jobs as they joined the workforce en masse during the middle of the 20th century to the prevailing outlook that an aging workforce may prevent younger workers from moving up the ladder in their careers. Hodin makes the case that as women entered the workforce in great numbe ...more
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I came across "The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy and Purpose" when I participated in a web conference that featured twelve renowned experts, including Paul Irving, speaking on different aspects of the aging process. What an incredible eye-opener this book was for me! It taught me, first and foremost, that what I was experiencing as a recent sixty year old retiree, was normal. Due to lower birth rates and increased longevity, Baby Boomers ...more
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