Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life by Marc Freedman is a break-through book that identifies a major social trend of the 21st century. Sixty-four million of us baby boomers - 40 percent of the current workforce - will reach retirement age by 2010. Instead of a quiet retirement, millions of us are embarking on an "encore" career for the next 10, 20 or 30 years of our lives.
This "encore" career may even outlast our primary career. But we leading edge boomers are looking for renewed meaning in our work and ways to make a greater impact. According to Freedman,"Some are taking existing skills and applying them to new ends, while others are launching entirely new vocations, or even creating new organizations and businesses as social entrepreneurs."
This is an inspiring book. I highly recommend it to you if you care about the economic and social health of our society - and your own!. If you are in your 50s, 6os or beyond and you're wondering "What's next for me?" this book is a good starting point for finding fulfillment in the second half of life.