Harvard Business Review: A Gap Year for Grown-ups

Thousands of college-bound teenagers take a gap year to rest up and gear up for what’s next. Why not make the same opportunity available for their parents? That’s the question Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures and author of The Big Shift:...

New York Times, USA Today and Others Praise Big Shift

With a 14-city book tour underway, Marc Freedman is spreading the word about a new stage of life between midlife and old age. And while he’s attracting attention from boomers searching for meaning during that stage, he’s also gaining interest from national...

Forbes Examines Encore Careers for Boomers

In its upcoming April 11 issue, Forbes magazine focuses on boomers “Writing New Chapters.” Journalist and author Kerry Hannon introduces us to people who abandoned “the retirement fantasy of gardening, golfing and lounging on the beach” in favor of meaningful work....

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers

We asked if you had questions, and you most certainly did! We can’t answer all of them, so we picked the ones that were asked many times or the ones that raised the most universal issues. Barbara Chandler Allen, a 2010 Purpose Prize winner, who founded and runs a...

David Bornstein on Struggling Social Entrepreneurs

If you spend any time with David Bornstein, as I have been lucky to do recently, you will likely start thinking that the world is a place filled with altruistic people who dedicate their time and talents to fixing what’s wrong. As one of the leading experts on social...