A practical guide to how we can positively adapt to a changing world, from the internationally bestselling authors of The 100-Year Life.
"Wonderful . . . This thought-provoking book is a must-read." Daron Acemoglu, New York Times bestsellling co-author of Why Nations Fail
Smart new technologies. Longer, healthier lives. Human progress has risen to great heights, but at the same time it has prompted anxiety about where we're heading. Are our jobs under threat? If we live to 100, will we ever really stop working? And how will this change the way we love, manage and learn from others?
One thing is clear: advances in technology have not been matched by the necessary innovation to our social structures. In our era of unprecedented change, we haven't yet discovered new ways of living.
Drawing from the fields of economics and psychology, Andrew J. Scott and Lynda Gratton offer a simple framework based on three fundamental principles (Narrate, Explore and Relate) to give you the tools to navigate the challenges ahead. Both a personal road-map and a primer for governments, corporations and colleges, The New Long Life is the essential guide to a longer, smarter, happier life.
"This thoughtful book explores how we can reimagine our days and our societies to make our lives better – not just longer." Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take
"Stimulating, insightful and inspirational."' Linda Yueh, author of The Great Economists
About the Author
Andrew J. Scott is Professor of Economics at the London Business School and consulting scholar at Stanford University's Center on Longevity, having previously held positions at Harvard and Oxford. Through his multi-award-winning research, writing and teaching, his ideas inform a global understanding of the profound shifts reshaping our world and the actions needed for us to flourish individually and as a society. Board member and advisor to a range of corporates and governments, he is co-founder of the Longevity Forum and a member of the advisory board of the Office for Budget Responsibility and the UK Cabinet Office Honours Committee. He lives in London.
Lynda Gratton is Professor of Management Practice at the London Business School where she teaches an elective on the Future of Work and directs an executive program on Human Resource Strategy. Lynda is a fellow of the World Economic Forum, is ranked by Business Thinkers in the top 15 in the world, and was named the best teacher at London Business School in 2015.
“This thoughtful book explores how we can reimagine our days and our societies to make our lives better – not just longer.” —Adam Grant, author of #1 New York Times bestseller ORIGINALS
“We are living longer and healthier lives which creates momentous challenges. But as this wonderful book points out, it also presents huge opportunities . . . this thought-provoking book is a must-read.” —Daron Acemoglu, New York Times bestselling co-author of WHY NATIONS FAIL
“Stimulating, insightful and inspirational . . . an essential work on how longevity and technology affect us all.” —Linda Yueh, author of THE GREAT ECONOMISTS
“Fresh and striking . . . Scott and Gratton address the central question of our age: how to achieve human flourishing at a time of radical new technology and longer lives.” —Rt Hon Matt Hancock, UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
“The combination of rapid technological change and ageing are causing deep anxiety about the future. Gratton and Scott show us how social ingenuity by individuals, employers and governments can turn sources of fear into sources of hope.” —Dame Minouche Shafik, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science
“Fascinating . . . A recommended read for business leaders with the job of nurturing a happy and productive workforce.” —Anne Richards, CEO, Fidelity International
“An important tool for both workers and business leaders looking to adapt to a rapidly changing world.” —Publishers Weekly
"With the world confronting an economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, it’s refreshing to encounter two original thinkers who can envision a brighter future, albeit one with its own daunting problems." - Bookpage
"Both a personal road-map and a primer for governments, corporations and colleges, ‘The New Long Life’ is the essential guide to a longer, smarter, happier life." - Midwest Book Review