Marc Freedman


The Big Shift:
Navigating the New Stage Beyond Mid-Life


April 7, 2011
7:00 PM


Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138


This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome social entrepreneur MARC FREEDMAN for a discussion of his newest book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Mid-Life.

Freedman, hailed by the New York Times as "the voice of aging baby boomers [seeking] meaningful and sustaining work later in life," offers a recipe for how we can transform America's coming midlife crisis into an opportunity for individuals and society.

Shifting to a much longer lifespan isn't as easy as it may seem. Once, people moved from work to retirement to the afterlife. Today millions of boomers are navigating their way to an entirely new stage of life and work, one that could last as long as midlife. They need to work, but they want work that matters and don't know how to find it. What's more, they are thinking as much about "who they'll be" in the coming stage, as "what they'll do."

Marc Freedman
Marc Freedman

Marc Freedman

Marc Freedman is founder and CEO of Civic Ventures. An award-winning social entrepreneur, frequent commentator in the national media, and the author of Encore, Prime Time, and The Kindness of Strangers, Freedman spearheaded the creation of Experience Corps and The Purpose Prize. He lives in San Francisco with his family.

Photo Credit: Liz Lynch

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