The 100 Year Life
Living and Working in an Age of Longevity
By Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott (2016 – London, Bloomsbury)
Food for Thought
Government policies, corporate programs and individual attitudes about retirement are based off an old model of retirement that’s obsolete. Because people are now living longer, the authors argue that the models of thinking about retirement need to change.
The old model looked at life as unfolding in three broad phases:
- Education (childhood and adolescence)
- Adulthood (focused on career and raising a family)
- Retirement (the end of working and a period of leisure)
- What if ?
- What if you live to 90 – or beyond?
- What shifts will you need to make in your retirement planning?
- What’s your attitude about retirement?
- What plans could you make for work, leisure and your lifestyle if you have the gift of extra time?