The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott is not what it seems. It appears to be a self-improvement book about how to live a long life. But, when you read it, you find it is a study of how our lives, our communities, our businesses, governments, educational systems – in fact everything about our lives – must change as life expectancy extends. You will find much in this thoughtful study that you would not have considered. It is too easy to talk about the increase in care costs as life expectancy increases when this is but a tiny part of the impact of increased life expectancy.
The book is an easy read but it will take a while as you will often stop to think about the implications of what you have read. We think it’s well worth a few hours of your time.
by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott
Publisher: Bloomsbury Information Ltd (2 Jun. 2016)