AUTHORS: Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury : ISBN :978-1-4729-3015-6
What it’s about ? : A practical guide based on the accurate assumption that we’re all going to have to think a lot more about how we work, how long and what at
Who’s it for ? : Anyone who has already got the message that this new longevity needs to be managed and, consequently, how to structure your life in completely new ways.
Why Read it ? : It shows how to rethink your financial affairs, your education and career as well as relationships in new ways. Essentially it bills itself “as a wake-up call that shows what we can expect and the choices we need to make if we all live to be 100.
What’s the style ? : Well written, easy access, clear thoughts and ideas and some large portions of food for thought – start worrying now !
And the best advice…..? :We particularly liked Chapter 6 (page 127 “Stages – New Building Blocks”, that laid out very clearly a lot of things that are going to happen to all of us one way or another.
…. and if only time to read one chapter ?: The Conclusion, titled “Agenda for Change” (page 213). A nice, neat way to tie up some loose ends.
How MCE rate it ? : Clear concise and a good informative read. Worth four stars. If it makes you DO something about it all, give it five,
How to buy it ?: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-100-year-life-9781472930156/