The way to age successfully.Professor of Management Practice at London Business School
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Living Well Until 100
The longevity era is in full swing. This era of living to 100, something talked about for a long time, is finally upon us. Over the last hundred years, life expectancy has increased by two to three years every decade. On average, each generation lives six to nine years longer than its parents. With this pace, newborn babies in advanced countries today have a more than 50 percent chance of living to 100 years old. How shall we live those years? Lynda Gratton says the that the new life we are living due to advancements in medical technology is “a special gift” and shows us a survival strategy in this new competitive landscape.
The key is a “multiple-stage life.” So far, we have lived our whole life within the framework of education, career, and retirement, which we consider as a long holiday. But Lynda Gratton's strategy is to view this stage of life as an opportunity to learn, engage in new work, and explore. It’s our duty to cast off the shackles of society’s expectations and live our lives again as adventurers.
Lynda Gratton offers us concrete ways to prepare for the 100-year life in an innovative world improved by technology and forever changed by a pandemic. Knowledge enables preparation. With GREAT MINDS, learn how to really live and thrive in the latter half of our lives.
Professor at the London Business School Ranked 12th on Thinkers50, known as "the Oscars of Business Management" Ex-Consultant of Human Resources at PA Consulting Group Lifetime Achievement Award by HR Magazine Japan’s Business Book Award for The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here Author of world renowned books, such as Hot Spots and The 100-year Life
Lynda Gratton is a professor at the London Business School and an expert of organizational theory with a doctoral degree in psychology at Liverpool University. Professor Gratton served as a senior researcher at the Sunningdale Institute, HR consultant at PA Consulting Group, and consultant for numerous other corporations for the past thirty years. She is an educator to all, from children who will be the pillars of the future to entrepreneurs navigating a changing landscape to politicians deciding on the future of labor. She also educates workers on what choices they should make to be successful and happy at work.
She ranked 12th on the Thinkers50 list, considered by some to be "the Oscars for business management", in 2011 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from HR Magazine in 2013. Her books include Super Forecast, The 100-year Life, Hot Spots, and The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here, which was awarded the Business Book of the Year Award in Japan in 2013. In her various books and lectures, Lynda Gratton says that choosing an area of work one likes and feels passion for is wise in an era when predicting the future is impossible. She also conveys a positive solution for a future that has been forever changed because of COVID-19 and our longer life expectancies.
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