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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; 1 edition (March 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061373117
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061373114
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,063,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ken Dychtwald maps out where success intersects with meaning--and he provides the tools to help you find your own unique crossing. --Deepak Chopra, M.D., author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

With Purpose is a call to change. It will show you how to use your talents to create a better life for yourself and for the people and causes that inspire you. -- Robert Butler , M.D., founding director of the National Institutes on Aging and Pulitzer Prize winning author Why Survive? Being Old in America and The Longevity Revolution: 2008

Ken Dychtwald offers anyone who seeks a more fulfilling life and career a practical way forward. With Purpose points the way to our true north, the compass we all need to follow for a meaningful life. -- Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author of Emotional Intelligence

Healthy living and modern medicine have given our lives longevity. With Purpose is a guide to making the most of all that time--by making a difference that means as much to you as to the people around you. -- Mehmet Oz, M.D., co-author of YOU: The Owner's Manual

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Ken Dychtwald offers anyone who seeks a more fulfilling life and career a practical way forward. With Purpose points the way to our true north, the compass we all need to follow for a meaningful life. -- Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author of Emotional Intelligence

Healthy living and modern medicine have given our lives longevity. With Purpose is a guide to making the most of all that time--by making a difference that means as much to you as to the people around you. -- Mehmet Oz, M.D., co-author of YOU: The Owner's Manual

More About the Author

The bestselling author of books such as Age Wave and Bodymind, Dr. Ken Dychtwald is a psychologist, gerontologist, lecturer, and the founding president of Age Wave, LLC. He is widely viewed as the nation's foremost authority on the aging."

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I waited until the day after my recent birthday to read Ken Dychtwald's inspiring new book, With Purpose.
Linda Mandel-Kent
Dychtwald effectively uses empowering real life stories to demonstrate how to stay engaged, creative and find deeper sense of meaning and purpose.
S. M. D'Arcy-Fisher
This book helps provide those and can inspire people to think about making a difference in a bigger and bolder way.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mark Goldstein on March 3, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Although there is a current flood of books related to the topic of life's purpose, with new ones appearing every day, I believe that Dr. Dychtwald has managed to find a unique niche. He has astutely avoided many of the tenets that cause fashionable readers to shy away from considering life's greater meaning and the purpose that lies beyond our aging process.

"With Purpose" is a refreshing new approach to an age old dilemma; is there a mission to our later years; and if there is, how might we derive revitalization during the years that typically divert to decline. Written from an autobiographical, as well as philosophical perspective, "With Purpose" provides a combination of method and theory, as the author has been able to draw from both personal experience and his training as a gerontologist and psychologist.

In the same discerning style of Dr. Dychtwald's previous books, "With Purpose" has captivated the defining questions of the aging adult in contemporary society as they navigate the journey from a significant mid-life into meaningful maturity. Recognizing that significance is an attribute which needs to be decided from within, so too is our sense of purpose. Unlike many other authors of this genre, Dychtwald does not take it upon himself to provide "the purpose" for his reader, but rather has the etiquette to merely light the pathway to self-discovery.

It is not that "With Purpose" avoids the connection of spirituality; it rather allows it to prevail without accosting the reader with endless persuasion and personal bias. The reader is urged to recognize the need for later life examination; then given the tools and motivation while being allowed the luxury to construct their own vision towards purposeful aging.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Jay C. Smith on May 24, 2009
Format: Hardcover
With Purpose: Going from Success to Significance in Work and Life
An admission: I start with a prejudice against almost any personal advice book. Thus I typically do not read them. Once in awhile I make an exception when the topic seems compellingly important, such as sorting out one's purpose in life.

With Purpose shares many characteristics that bother me in personal fulfillment books. The advice is mostly commonplace, little one has not heard before -- here the authors recommend that older adults can find it rewarding to "give back" to society by volunteering for non-profits, mentoring, giving to charity, becoming activists for causes they believe in, and so on. The supporting analytics are light: Dychtwald and Kadlec include a few references to the broader research on happiness, invoke Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and cite some well-known demographic trends, for example. The style is formulaic, with numerous feel-good stories about people who found their way, in this case toward meaningful activity later in life. The material is broken down into brief sub-topics, at least occasionally headed with unintentionally annoying imperative titles ("Let Your Inner Butterfly Loose"). There are the seemingly obligatory quotations from cherished authorities, references to celebrity friends, and endorsements from other notable advice givers.

Nevertheless, Dychtwald (the gerontologist) and Kadlec (the journalist) make a complementary pairing and they have done better than most in putting together an advice book that many may find readable and useful.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By James Canton, CEO Institute for Global Futures author of The Extreme Future on March 3, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Ken Dychtwald has written more then a book but provided a meaningful and powerful insight that has a message for everyone given the current state of the world. Too often we lose track of what's really important in our lives. We have so much and give back so little. What is a life with purpose all about? It certainly transcends the toys and material wealth that success brings. This book with this so timely a message, engages us to rethink our lives.

With Purpose touches our soul and speaks to our authentic self. Ken captures this insight in way that enables the reader to go with the author on a journey of discovery to find and express their purpose. His excellent book challenges us to review our lives, regardless of the stage of life we are in and consider new innovative ways we can each live with more purpose through reaching out beyond our limited boxes.

In this turbulent times, With Purpose has truth to it that will touch everyone that reads it. I suggest everyone read it and send it to a friend.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Linda Mandel-Kent on April 9, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I waited until the day after my recent birthday to read Ken Dychtwald's inspiring new book, With Purpose. Some how, some way I've come to the stage in my life where I am looking back on where I've been and am now looking ahead to where I want to go. While I still feel like a kid inside, life has brought me to a new stage, complete with new challenges, new accomplishments, new joys and certainly new goals.
I finished the book in almost one sitting and feel like I spent the time with Ken personally. His writing style and use of anecdotes paint a perfect picture of the points he is making and gave me lots of ah-ha moments to reflect on. I walk away from this book with a renewed commitment to try and make the most of every day, to be open to the people that come into my life and to look for ways to help others - which will in turn help me to make the rest of my life fulfilling and satisfying. I will be recommending this book to many others.
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