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The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity Paperback – Illustrated, September 5, 2017
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"Brilliant, timely, original, well written and utterly terrifying." - Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University
"A fascinating and thought-provoking book … a brilliant read for individuals, but should be mandatory reading for our politicians." - Shirley Cramer CBE, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Society for Public Health
"This timely, important, easy-to-read and intriguing book will make you pause and think, as well as better plan your life … Gratton and Scott’s book is a wake-up call for individuals, organizations, governments and societies." - Boris Groysberg, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
"The authors understand implicitly that not only is the world as we know it changing beyond all recognition, but the way we lead our lives too. This book could not be more timely or necessary." - Julia Hobsbawm, Founder and CEO, Editorial Intelligence Ltd, and Honorary Visiting professor in Networking, Cass Business School
"This playfully original book … makes a compelling case that as our lives become longer and healthier, the future might just be very, very different from what we have known until now." - Daron Acemoglu, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"[This] wonderful new book prepares us for the possibilities of this brave new world of longevity, and teaches us what it will take to thrive in it." - Professor Herminia Ibarra, INSEAD
"Too many books bemoan the economic problems facing ageing societies. This splendid book is quite different … it should be read by anyone who wants to understand how life chances and choices will be transformed in a world where living beyond 100 will become the norm." - Lord Adair Turner, Senior research Fellow of the Institute for new Economic Thinking, and previously Chairman of the UK Pensions Commission
"To understand how and why things might change, there can be nowhere better to start than with the fascinating The 100-Year Life." - Baronness Alison Wolf, Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College, London
About the Author
Andrew Scott is an Associate Professor in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
- ASIN : 1472947320
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Business; Illustrated edition (September 5, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 424 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781472947321
- ISBN-13 : 978-1472947321
- Item Weight : 14 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.97 x 1.19 x 7.82 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #146,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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But what the authors *do* with it will not surprise anyone who is smart. They spent many pages going down the basics of compounding interest and retirement. If you're the type who needs to have this worked out for you, you may enjoy this book. Compounding interest is fundamental to how I see the world, and this section was a huge bore.
The authors then proceeded to talk about planning a life for a century. What they said would surprise no one who reads the news. They talk about the disappearance of factory labor, population inversion and pensions, the growth of service industry, etc. The basic groupthink of today. They project out into the next 10 or so years using, again, the groupthink of the day. Nothing was really surprising or interesting here. So I stopped reading it.
I always read reviews with an eye of how a smart/educated person may like a book, I was genuinely mislead by the reviews I read thinking that I would get something new/interesting from this book. But I didn't. I hope my review will help some folks. I do think many people will enjoy this book, but not people like me.
just may be able to achieve my goa!. I am a reader with about 4 or 5 kindles which I keep charged up at all times. I rarely watch TV, getting my news about politics. national and international news on my kindle. There are lots of things I will willingly give up but not one on of my kindles. I read the New York Times , the Washington Post and a couples others daily. only one complaint please a few fewer stories of DT. Other than that, keep up the good work. Joan Draper.
One of the majors issues with the book is that the authors try to present an economic model full of assumptions. The model works well for the book but given the macro nature of the topic, readers might feel put off.
Also, as other have pointed out here, the authors are a bit too optimistic on the quality of life people over 70 enjoy/will enjoy.
Nevertheless, the book has some valuable advice for young and old.
Really enjoyed the Assets model analysis and the end of the education-work-retirement model pieces.
It is not a scholarly work, nor is it properly "self-help," but it has given me plenty to consider, and to discuss with my cohort and the younger members of my family. Not every chapter will be of interest to every reader, and if you've sat on a pension board or are an actuary several of the explanatory portions can be skipped, but for most readers most of it will be thought-provoking indeed. And relevant to many aspects of their lives.