Making later-life work

American culture continues to glamorize the retirement, “Golden Years” as a time for endless leisure and amusement. I have a different view of later-life for our nation's Baby Boomers.  That's why I've written Reboot!, to make the case for returning to work, in some capacity, after you "retire" – whether your retirement age is 50 or 65 or even 70.  In my view, retirement is a shop-worn practice, well past its "use by" date.  

In short, we need to retire the word retirement and plan for a later-life that is full of new opportunities.

Retirement for people with talent, energy and know-how makes no sense.  Retirement is not good for our health, wealth, or well-being – especially since many of us will spend more years in a post-career life than we spent in the workplace…and most of those will be healthy and productive years IF we search out ways to use our time, talent, and treasure to do work., work that sometimes screams for attention.

BooterNation.com is dedicated to encourage Boomers, who are turning 65 at the rate of 10,000 a day for the next 18 years, to take up the life of a booter – by telling stories of successful booters and by helping employers to establish more flexible workplaces with age-friendly policies and practices.  We invite you to join our community.

Author: Dr. Phil Burgess

Phil Burgess is an award-winning educator, businessman, and writer who has lectured world-wide – in the Americas, Europe, Australia, and Asia, including Japan, China, India, Korea, and Vietnam.  He has appeared on PBS, NPR, CNN, and CNBC, and his views have been reported in regional, national and international media – including Sydney Morning Herald, The Financial Times (London), The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Denver Post, and Vital SpeechesRead More »