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Wall Street Journal, USA Today Detail Intel Encore Endeavor

Since yesterday's announcement that Intel has become the first company to offer Encore Fellowships to all of its U.S. employees approaching retirement, major media have shown major interest. The Wall Street Journal's Don Clark says companies such as Intel understand...

Nonprofit Launches Own Internal Encore Fellows™ Program

For more than 35 years, Aspiranet has been dedicated to creating permanent, lifelong connections for children and families located in California. After two years hosting Encore Fellows in the Silicon Valley EF program, Aspiranet has launched its own internal program....

Steve Jobs’ Message for Boomers

I will remember Steve Jobs not for product design, but for life design. In the commencement address Jobs gave to Stanford undergraduates in 2005, he recounts reading a quote at 17 that said if you live each day as if it were your last, someday you'll almost certainly...

What Is Retirement, Anyway?

That's the question NPR asked a few days ago, in the final segment of a series they called Life in Retirement: The Not-So-Golden Years. Here's my answer: Retirements that promise 30 or 40 years of leisure are no longer sustainable for individuals or society. Instead,...

These People Are Changing the World

In some ways, five years doesn’t seem like such a long time. And yet, in the past five years, so much has changed, economically, politically, even demographically, as the first wave of baby boomers moved into their 60s. With many of those changes in mind, two...

The Benefits of a Multigenerational Workforce

Unlike any other time in history, people from four generations are on the job together. Encore.org, with support from MetLife Foundation, commissioned three essays exploring today's multigenerational workforce. An Encore for Nonprofit Leaders: Making the World a...

Independent Evaluation Gives A+ to Encore Fellows™ Pilot

The Silicon Valley Encore Fellows program has received top marks in an independent evaluation. The success of the 2009 pilot program, which tested a new way for experienced employees to transition from corporate to nonprofit careers, led to a new crop of fellows being...

How to Move Beyond the DIY Transition to Encore Careers

Editor's note: This column appeared in BusinessWeek's special report, "The Case Against Retirement." After 25 years of climbing her first ladder at Hewlett-Packard, Gina Cassinelli knew it was time for a change. "All of a sudden, you wake up and you say, 'I can't...

Rosabeth Kanter Calls for Social Logic in ‘SuperCorp’

Last week I spent the evening at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, listening to Harvard Business School Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter talk about her new book, SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good, and field...

Generation E: The Boomers’ Legacy

Sarah Kershaw of The New York Times called me recently to ask about the impact on the psyche of baby boomers of all the celebrity deaths of the past few months. From Michael Jackson (50) and Farah Fawcett (62), through Patrick Swayze (56) and Mary Travers (of Peter,...

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