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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marc Freedman Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN: 9781596592285
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In one of the most significant social trends of the new century, and the biggest transformation of the American workforce since the women's movement, members of the baby boom generation are inventing a new phase of work.

Encore tells the stories of encore career pioneers who are not content, or affluent enough, to spend their next 30 years on a golf course. These men and women are moving beyond midlife careers yet refusing to phase out or fade away. As they search for a calling in the second half of life and focus on what matters most, these individuals stand to transform the nature of work in America. They also hold the potential to create a society that balances the joys and responsibilities of contribution across the generations - in other words, one that works better for all of us.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Marc Freedman has become the voice of aging baby boomers who are eschewing retirement for…meaningful and sustaining work later in life.” 

    New York times

  • “Freedman presents a vision that is inherently optimistic, practical, productive, and exciting.” 

    Seattle Times 

  • “[A] wonderful…guide for boomers entering their next phase of life.” 

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “This book challenges baby boomers to build a better world through a second career and provides concrete steps to help them find their next job.” 

    Kiplinger

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie | 7/16/2013

    " Book is overly focused on ideas of the late Peter Drucker. Introduces concept of a "Third Age" career shift, but then repeats this idea over and over. Introduces but does not clearly explain career of "social entrepreneurship." Good online references for retired job seekers in last section of text. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caroline | 6/2/2012

    " Kind of a tedious do-gooder book about finding fulfilment in second, post-midlife careers. The theme is the statisfactions of moving from a life of success to one of significance, through socially beneficial work. What if one is more interested in reversing the trend? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hollis | 5/22/2009

    " This was a great book for all of us 'boomers' trying to figure out what's next in our lives. It presents a wonderful vision of our generation returning to our roots of trying to make a difference in the world, but this time with more financial backing, wisdom, experience and time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hollis | 8/18/2008

    " This was a great book for all of us 'boomers' trying to figure out what's next in our lives. It presents a wonderful vision of our generation returning to our roots of trying to make a difference in the world, but this time with more financial backing, wisdom, experience and time! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Oatleyr | 8/16/2008

    " Kind of a tedious do-gooder book about finding fulfilment in second, post-midlife careers. The theme is the statisfactions of moving from a life of success to one of significance, through socially beneficial work. What if one is more interested in reversing the trend? "

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About the Author

Marc Freedman is founder and CEO of Civic Ventures. An award-winning social entrepreneur, frequent commentator in the national media, and the author of EncorePrime Time, and The Kindness of Strangers, Freedman spearheaded the creation of Experience Corps and the Purpose Prize. Recognized by Fast Company magazine in 2007, 2008, and 2009 as one of the nation’s leading social entrepreneurs, Freedman is widely published and quoted in the national media and has been honored with numerous awards and fellowships, including an Ashoka Senior Fellowship and the Maxwell A. Pollack Award of the Gerontological Society of America. He lives in San Francisco with his family.

About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.