How to Live Forever
The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations
By Marc Freedman
Founder and CEO of Encore.org Marc Freedman argues that the secret to happiness, longevity, and living on is through mentoring the next generation.
In How to Live Forever, social entrepreneur Marc Freedman argues that we don't need medical or scientific intervention to live forever. Instead of trying to be young, we can live forever (and save money) by being there for those who are young. Investing time with young people, mentoring, and passing wisdom from generation to generation, is truly living one's legacy.
For the first time ever, we have more older people than young people, more people over 60 than under 20. In these new demographics we are more dependent than ever as societies on the flourishing of young people.
Freedman will show how various innovations around the world are beginning to bring the generations together in ways that are mutually beneficial and suited to the realities of the 21st century. With insights from brain science, human development, and other research, he provides a blueprint for how societies can remain vital even as they age, and how to find great purpose and joy in the second half of life.
Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, is one of the nation's leading experts on the longevity revolution. He is a member of the Wall Street Journal's 'Experts' panel, a frequent commentator in the media, and the author of four books. Originator of the encore career idea linking second acts to the greater good, Freedman co-founded Experience Corps to mobilize people over 50 to improve the school performance and prospects of low-income elementary school students in 22 U.S. cities. He also spearheaded the creation of the Encore Fellowships program, a one-year fellowship helping individuals translate their midlife skills into second acts focused on social impact, and the Purpose Prize, an annual $100,000 prize for social entrepreneurs in the second half of life. Freedman was named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum, and was recognized as one of the nation's leading social entrepreneurs by Fast Company magazine three years in a row. Freedman holds an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management. He resides in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife, Leslie Gray, and their three sons.
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27 Dec 2018
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