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Don’t Leave a Legacy; Live One

Nearly 30 years ago, I spent time Portland, Maine, visiting with Aggie Bennett and Louise Casey, two older women who taught me by example what it means to live a purposeful life. They’re how I came to think about a life built around work that matters, especially in...

Meet the 2012 Purpose Prize Winners

If you're looking for inspiration, here are five stories that reveal the power of social innovation and the capacity of individuals in their encore careers. I'm proud to introduce this year's $100,000 Purpose Prize winners. Each of them identified a significant,...

Call Us Encore.org

"What's your encore?" I hope this conversation will soon be occurring around every water cooler and dinner table in America! Millions are already in the midst of inventing a new stage of life and work the encore years between the end of midlife and anything resembling...

My Experience as an Encore Fellow

By Louisa B. Hellegers About two years ago, I was leafing through The New York Times when my mother called. The conversation went like this: “Have you read today’s paper yet?” “Just reading it now.” “You have to read the Style section; there’s an article about an...

Matt Lauer Says He Loves This Encore Story

AARP's Jane Pauley didn't mince words on this morning's Your Life Calling segment on NBC's Today show. Jenny Bowen, she said, had no child development expertise, no foreign policy experience and no knowledge of the Chinese language when she set out to radically change...

Goodbye 30-Year Retirements, Hello Encore Years

We need a new map of life. We've been making do with one that was fashioned for an expected longevity of threescore and 10. We shouldn't knock that legacy. At one time, that constituted progress. But we can't stuff a 21st century life span into a life course designed...

Fast Company: Encore Fellowship Suits Career Shifter

The decades-long career is in decline. And for many, that's a good thing. "Tacking swiftly from job to job and field to field, learning new skills all the while, resembles the pattern that increasingly defines our careers," writes Anya Kamenetz in Fast Company...

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