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In this groundbreaking book, David Corbett, a thought leader on life transitions for executives and professionals, offers a compelling alternative to traditional retirement. Portfolio ...
In this groundbreaking book, David Corbett, a thought leader on life transitions for executives and professionals, offers a compelling alternative to traditional retirement. Portfolio Life shows how to adopt a new way of thinking and living in extended middle age. This period was once relegated to winding down, but now it holds the promise of our most significant and passionate years, a time when we can be ourselves and contribute. Corbett describes a "life portfolio"—a balanced mix of work, learning, leisure, family time, and giving back that individuals tailor to their personality and goals. Using compelling stories, the book shows how to allocate one's time and energy among competing needs and personal dreams. The author includes advice on discovering our callings, the entrepreneurial spirit, spirituality, the role of legacy, and more.
Corbett elaborates a disciplined, step-by-step process for creating a life portfolio. He explores long- and short-term portfolio planning, offering practical suggestions and exercises. He also shows how to deal with the emotional turbulence that is inevitable in this transition. Portfolio Life is a guide not to surviving but to flourishing after careers end. Corbett holds that a life portfolio touches on what is really worth living for—those goals and purposes we need to call to mind throughout life's journey.
2 A New Beginning.
3 New Realities.
4 Portfolio Life.
5 Steps Toward Portfolio.
6 Time to Give Back.
7 Closing the Gap.
8 Listen to Your Life.
9 Steps and Tools in Assessment.
10 The Portfolio Frame of Mind.
11 Five Paths to a New Mind-Set.
12 Anchors in a Sea of Change.
13 Planning for Success.
14 Moving into Portfolio.
15 Pockets of Turbulence.
16 The Goal Beyond.
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Posted April 10, 2010
The author seems to be targeting well compensated executives dealing with the existential issues of retirement. While the book was quite well written and tackled many of the transitional issues of moving into retirement years, it really didn't offer much for those of us who will be working thoughout our later years out of necessity.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.