- Hardcover: 228 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (July 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118525647
- ISBN-13: 978-1118525647
- Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 0.7 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,176,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Celebrate 100: Centenarian Secrets to Success in Business and Life Hardcover – July 1, 2013
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"Five thousand years' worth of insight distilled into one extraordinary book! In Celebrate 100, my friend Steve Franklin and his colleague Lynn Adler provide us with a fun, witty, and staggeringly insightful look into the minds and hearts of centenarians."
Andy Stanley, Senior Pastor, North Point Ministries
"If you want to win with money or life, you need to take a good look at other people who are winning. If you want to know how to win over the long haul, you need to talk to people who have a lot of life experience under their belts and who've still come out ahead. That's exactly what you'll get in Celebrate 100."
Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio show host
"Anyone who has ever listened to old men tell stories in a town square or heard grandmothers and great-grandmothers chatter in the kitchen knows the sheer joy and fascination of it. Now Steve Franklin and Lynn Peters Adler have brought us a book that cracklesand cackleswith just such an experience. Their compilation of centenarian stories, 'secrets' and advice is a touching and helpful gift to our youth-obsessed age."
Stephen Mansfield, New York Times bestselling author
"Steve Franklin and Lynn Adler have helped inspire my dad, Truett Cathy (founder and CEO of Chick-fil-A), to up his game. He now wants to live to 110, thanks in part to Celebrate 100! Read this book."
Don M. "Bubba" Cathy, Executive Vice President, Chick-fil-A
"This book is an incredible treasure. Steve and Lynn have given us a well-organized look at many who have lived and experienced over 100 years of life. These men and women have experienced remarkable change, probably like nothing in the history of the world. I was impressed with several things. First of all, what wisdom and perspective they have. Secondly, how positive their attitudes are and finally, how fundamental their advice is. We hear all the time how 'this time it's different.' These wonderful people tell us that while the circumstances may differ, the response remains the same: 'Follow principles, not fads.' Thank you, Steve and Lynn, for giving us a book that should be on everyone's reading list."
Ron Blue, founder of Kingdom Advisors and author of the national bestseller Master Your Money
About the Author
Steve Franklin is an author, educator, speaker, businessman and centenarian wannabe. He is passionate about capturing the wisdom, wit, and advice of centenarians across America and energetically sharing it with the younger generation. He co-authored two major business textbooks that were adopted in hundreds of colleges and universities across America, educating thousands of college students about principles of business success. His articles have been published in over 40 publications, and his research has been reported in numerous periodicals throughout the nation including The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Dallas Morning News, Chicago Tribune and many more. He has appeared on dozens of radio and television programs, including the Gannett Broadcasting “Million Dollar Dreams” series aired throughout the country and watched by millions of viewers.
Dr. Franklin was a tenured professor and associate dean, and received the number one teaching evaluation by students three times at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. He has consulted with and delivered hundreds of keynote speeches to major organizations throughout North America, Europe, South Africa, and Dubai including Coca-Cola, General Electric, Federal Express, Northwestern Mutual, UPS, AT&T, Johnson and Johnson, IBM, Chick-fil-A. While at Emory, he cofounded the Emory Center for Healthcare Leadership and now serves on the Board of Regents at Oxford University’s Harris Manchester College in England and is the Chairman of the Board of Governors for The American University in Dubai. For the past several years he has visited, videotaped, interviewed, dined, danced, laughed a lot, cried a little, and even exercised with centenarians all across America to capture and share their secrets and love for long and abundant life. Steve’s goal is to live 120 years healthy, wealthy, and wise with his incredible wife, Elaine. He is over halfway there!
Lynn Peters Adler is founder and director of the nonprofit National Centenarian Awareness Project, and is an expert on the lifestyles of active centenarians. For over 20 years she has been an advocate of positive aging. Lynn conducted the first nationwide survey of centenarian lifestyles and is the author of the award-winning book Centenarians: The Bonus Years. She co-produced the first centenarian documentary, Centenarians Tell It Like It Is, which aired regionally on PBS, and authored an inspirational calendar featuring active centenarians, Age with Grace: The Centenarian Spirit, published by Cedco Publishing.
Lynn has been featured in major media, including a CNN special, Newsweek and People magazines, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and numerous local and regional media formats. She has appeared on all national television networks as well as various cable stations and radio programs. In 2008 she assisted the production and appeared in a Barbara Walters special, “Living to 150: Can You Do It?,” with four of her centenarian friends. She was a two-term member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging in Arizona, past chairman of the Phoenix Mayor’s Aging Services Commission, and member of the Arizona Attorney General’s Task Force on Elder Abuse. She founded Arizona’s Centenarian Program in 1985–1986, and was instrumental in helping other states and entities establish similar programs. Lynn is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and holds a law degree. She now lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is a writer, speaker, and consultant on centenarians and aging excellently. Her web site, www.adlercentenarians.org, includes the blog Live to 100 and Beyond and is the home of the National Centenarian Awareness Project. All proceeds she receives from the sale of Celebrate 100 will go to furthering the work of NCAP.
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My hope would be that the young might learn enough to forecast their futures out 10 to 50 years using others lifetime experiences to structure their goals and objectives in life...... in business, personally as well as socially and financially.
Another great 'empathy' value to 'Celebrate 100' are the lessons of how us 'old people' think and what and how the younger family generation can meaningfully contribute rather than react to our needs and intersts. This should be required reading for everyone between 30 and 60 who have living parents and other relatives.
To the authors.....thanks for investing the time to research and write a most interesting chronicle of those who have 'made it'. Gene
This book is fascinating! I advise all of us to "listen up!".
Imagine someone who has lived through 100 years sharing with you their wisdom and advice on how to survive.
These folks give us that rare view into the future so that they spur us to think not about today only, but how to
look into the future and think ahead so that when we get there...we are prepared.
Imagine thinking you are only going to live to 70, preparing for that, and then realizing you are living to 100 and beyond!
Perhaps we will plan our financial futures a bit differently if we think for the long term?
A refreshing and awesome look into these heroic individuals lives. Imagine what they have dodged to reach 100.
(I am the son of one of the centenarians. I have not read the entire book, but I know that author Lynn Adler cared as much about the individuals as she did about the stories. This is the ultimate book "based on actual events". The result of her dedication provides a treasure for all, and especially for those who are younger than the contributors. - Steve)