-The Wall Street Journal
"A great book. The mix of history, psychology, neuroscience and profiles of successful re-inventers will hit home with intelligent men and women contemplating their next steps."
-Elizabeth Pope, The New York Times
"A terrific book. Boundless Potential provides clear and practical advice on how to navigate the transition from work to good work; and if that isn't enough, Mark Walton is a master storyteller."
-Suzanne Braun Levine, Founding Editor, Ms. Magazine
"No greater challenge faces millions of us than how to create a meaningful, successful second half of life. Mark Walton shows us how to reinvent our 'game' with a practical framework, inspiring examples, and new insights from neuroscience. I recommend it highly!"
-William Ury Ph.D., International Bestselling Coauthor, 'Getting to Yes,'
"Brilliant, provocative, highly practical. Mark Walton has punctured the myths of life's second half to reveal our true human potential: how we are hardwired for continual reinvention, personal achievement and contribution to others."
-Michael Murphy, Co-Founder, Esalen Institute, Best Selling Author, 'Golf in the Kingdom.'
"Boundless Potential is must reading. Mark Walton tackles one of the most important issues of our time with thoughtfulness, intelligence and careful analysis: how to harness the talents and energy of the largest generation in American history."
-Mark Miller, Nationally Syndicated Columnist: Tribune Media Services, CBS Moneywatch
From the Author
Each made a conscious choice to raise the bar, rather than lower his or her expectations. They decided to keep "going for the gold" in their way of living--to design and play a different game.
In midlife and beyond, they set out to reinvent their earlier success by creating a new kind of work they could truly love. And in doing so, they built a rich livelihood and legacy based on their full lifetime potential, not just the choices and necessities of earlier years.
As I encountered such people in the process of my research, I came to describe them as reinventive, and, by extension, to label the nature of their pursuits reinventive work.
"Why live on just one cylinder," one reinventive woman asked me, "never experiencing the joy and power of the rest?"
Meeting such individuals and, in particular, conducting the in-depth personal interviews that are an integral part of this book, has been a profoundly awakening experience for me, as I intend that reading Boundless Potential will be for you.
Be assured, this is no volume of theory or chicken soup for growing older.
It is a practical inquiry into the challenges of today and tomorrow, an intelligent person's guide to a fundamentally new--a twenty-first-century--redefinition of the word success.
-Mark S. Walton, Author: Boundless Potential