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Portfolio Life: The New Path to Work, Purpose, and Passion After 50 Hardcover – November 10, 2006
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In this groundbreaking book, David Corbett, a thought leader on life transitions for executives and professionals, offers a compelling alternative to traditional retirement. Portfolio Life shows how to adopt a new way of thinking and living in extended middle age. This period was once relegated to winding down, but now it holds the promise of our most significant and passionate years, a time when we can be ourselves and contribute. Corbett describes a "life portfolio"a balanced mix of work, learning, leisure, family time, and giving back that individuals tailor to their personality and goals. Using compelling stories, the book shows how to allocate one's time and energy among competing needs and personal dreams. The author includes advice on discovering our callings, the entrepreneurial spirit, spirituality, the role of legacy, and more.
Corbett elaborates a disciplined, step-by-step process for creating a life portfolio. He explores long- and short-term portfolio planning, offering practical suggestions and exercises. He also shows how to deal with the emotional turbulence that is inevitable in this transition. Portfolio Life is a guide not to surviving but to flourishing after careers end. Corbett holds that a life portfolio touches on what is really worth living forthose goals and purposes we need to call to mind throughout life's journey.
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For those in their 50's and 60's who are wondering what they should do after retirement, this is the plan. The Portfolio Life helps you think through what is next in your career. Read morePublished 3 days ago by M. Chapin
Loved the first 1/3 and the last 1/3, the middle seemed to be a lot of studies that were cited as rationalizing the rest of the book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Glen P. Dall
It seems that we reinvent our work lives, but not our whole lives. It is the same process, but multifaceted. Some good core concepts in the book, too many anecdotes.Published 13 months ago by Jim Thomas
Corbett describes how to build your portfolio of activities to successfully make the transition from full time work to a fulfilling lifestyle that clarifies and pursues new goals,... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Gavin
In this era of hyper-commercialized financial planning, this is the smartest thing I've read about preparation for retirement.Published 17 months ago by rick
One of the better books I have ever read on developing work mid-life. Great concepts that are helpful and inspirational.Published 24 months ago by D. Hahn