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Boundless Potential

Transform Your Brain, Unleash Your Talents, Reinvent Your Work In Midlife And Beyond

By Mark Walton

What is the lifelong potential of the human mind?
Do we have talents or brainpower we're unaware of?
Can we make money and a difference doing something we love?
Is there a science to it or just luck?


Millions of us in our forties, fifties, and sixties are facing career, financial, and personal challenges beyond anything we anticipated--and now we're filled with fresh uncertainties. We've seen careers derailed and investments devastated by economic chaos. Some of us have grown restless or burned out in our businesses or professions. Others have unexpectedly "flunked retirement," finding the so-called golden years mind-numbingly boring.

However we've come to it, the challenge is the same: What Now?

Personally driven by this question, Peabody Award-winning journalist and Fortune 100 leadership consultant Mark S. Walton set out on his most fascinating assignment yet. Crisscrossing America to meet with remarkably reinventive people and researching the latest breakthroughs in brain science, psychology, creativity, and happiness, he made three life-altering discoveries:
  • State-of-the-art neuroscience has revealed that we are hardwired for reinvention through the emergence of extraordinary new brainpowers in life's second half.
  • A growing number of men and women are learning to leverage this inborn potential. In midlife, they're raising the bar--inventing profitable new careers, businesses, and avenues for social impact that extend well into their seventies, eighties, and even nineties.
  • Longevity experts are increasingly convinced that doing work that "pays it forward" to future generations pays us back in personal long-term health and happiness.
In Boundless Potential, Walton weaves firsthand accounts, cutting-edge research, and practical lessons into an actionable blueprint for redesigning our lives and work.

Entertaining, informative, and empowering, this groundbreaking book delivers overwhelming evidence that we were never meant to downgrade our ambitions or goals, but to continually reinvent them.

Format: Book
Author: Walton, Mark
Summary: "There's no better time than now to remake your career and life. Neuroscience research reveals that creativity spikes in our later years--making midlife an ideal time to change professions. This breakthrough career-reinvention guide shows workers in their forties and over how to leverage this newfound potential.Boundless Potential empowers you with the knowledge, inspiration, and tools to kick-start anything from a new entrepreneurial venture to a new career. Using case studies, interviews, and revelations from cutting-edge research, it offers a blueprint for personal and work reinvention in midlife and a glimpse of the true lifelong potential of the human mind. Mark S. Walton is a professor of leadership in the U.S. Navy's Advanced Management Program and a distinguished lecturer in management at the Senior Executive Institute and Kenan-Flagler Graduate Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His book Generating Buy-In was selected by Soundview Executive Summaries as one of the Top 30 business books of the year"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Boundless potential : transform your brain, unleash your talents, reinvent your work in midlife and beyond / Mark S. Walton.
Publisher Date: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2012.
Subject: Midlife crisis Vocational guidance Middle-aged persons
Isbn: 0071787852 9780071787857
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Format: Book
Author: Walton, Mark
Summary: "There's no better time than now to remake your career and life. Neuroscience research reveals that creativity spikes in our later years--making midlife an ideal time to change professions. This breakthrough career-reinvention guide shows workers in their forties and over how to leverage this newfound potential.Boundless Potential empowers you with the knowledge, inspiration, and tools to kick-start anything from a new entrepreneurial venture to a new career. Using case studies, interviews, and revelations from cutting-edge research, it offers a blueprint for personal and work reinvention in midlife and a glimpse of the true lifelong potential of the human mind. Mark S. Walton is a professor of leadership in the U.S. Navy's Advanced Management Program and a distinguished lecturer in management at the Senior Executive Institute and Kenan-Flagler Graduate Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His book Generating Buy-In was selected by Soundview Executive Summaries as one of the Top 30 business books of the year"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Boundless potential : transform your brain, unleash your talents, reinvent your work in midlife and beyond / Mark S. Walton.
Publisher, Date: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2012.
Description: viii, 262 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Midlife crisis
Subjects: Vocational guidance
Subjects: Middle-aged persons
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-246) and index.
LCCN: 2011042208
ISBN: 0071787852
ISBN: 9780071787857
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