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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,...

Derek Mitchell

“Can you imagine if all nonprofits actually started achieving their goals because Encore Fellows were there to help them with proven tools and methods?”– Derek Mitchell, CEO, Partners in School Innovation, San Francisco, CA


Written by an independent consultant and supported by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, this case study describes strategic decisions and lessons learned in the rapidly expanding Encore Fellows program.