Third Act with Liz Tinkham

The Publishing Lion with Michael Clinton

After retiring from a 40+ year career in publishing (ending his corporate career as President & Publishing Director of Hearst Magazines), Michael Clinton went back to school to earn his master’s in nonprofit management and philanthropy at Columbia in New York. His new book, Roar Into the Second Half of Your Life (Before It’s Too Late), offers a playbook for how and what to do in the second half of your life.

Third Act Podcast

Your first act is school, your second act is work, but have you thought about what you’re going to do in your third act? Join host Liz Tinkham, a former Accenture Senior Managing Director, as she talks to guests who are happily “pretired” – enjoying their time, treasure, and talent to pursue their purpose and passion in the third act of their life.

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The Publishing Lion with Michael Clinton

As this week’s guest—adventure traveler, marathon runner, author, and former publisher Michael Clinton—says: “It’s not our parents’ retirement.”

After retiring from a 40+ year career in publishing (ending his corporate career as President & Publishing Director of Hearst Magazines), Michael Clinton went back to school to earn his master’s in nonprofit management and philanthropy at Columbia in New York. His new book, Roar Into the Second Half of Your Life (Before It’s Too Late), offers a playbook for how and what to do in the second half of your life.

In today’s episode, hear Michael tale—from couchsurfing while looking for his big break in NYC to completing a marathon in Antarctica at age 60. And, get inspired to live big and pursue your dreams in your own third act.

(01:59) First Act: Making a break in NYC
(03:33) Second Act: Publisher of Hearst Magazines
(05:05) The future of print & digital media
(08:26) Third Act: Redefining life after 50
(13:15) Life layering: focusing on who you are rather than what you do
(17:18) De-institutionalizing ageism
(20:12) A love of learning & social impact
(25:09) What’s next: An all-female boutique vineyard in Argentina

Listeners can connect with Michael on LinkedIn and Twitter. Learn more about his book, Roar Into the Second Half of Your Life (Before It’s Too Late), on his website.

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