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The New Long Life

“The New Long Life: A Framework for Flourishing in a Changing World” by Andrew J. Scott and Lynda Gratton 

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About the book 

New, smart technologies. Longer, healthier lives. Human progress has risen to great heights, but at the same time, it has prompted anxiety about where we’re headed. One thing is clear: Advances in technology have not been matched by necessary innovations to our social structures. In this era of unprecedented change, we haven’t yet discovered new ways of living. Drawing from the fields of economics and psychology, Lynda Gratton offers a simple framework based on three fundamental principles to give you the tools to navigate the challenges ahead. 

About the author 

Lynda Gratton is a 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. Gratton 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. Andrew J. Scott is a professor of economics at London Business School, having previously held positions at Oxford University, London School of Economics and Harvard University. He is the recipient of an ESRC grant for researching the economic longevity dividend. 

Excerpt 

But importantly, social ingenuity does not automatically flow from technological ingenuity. And without social ingenuity, technological ingenuity does not bring unalloyed benefits. That is why the historical pattern of progress and improvement is more evident viewed in retrospect than through the perspective of those experiencing the shift. It is also why periods – when a gap appears between these two types of ingenuity – are charaterised by anxiety, transition and social experimentation.” 

Review 

“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 number-one New York Times bestseller “Originals”