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The Consummate Writer with Kerry Hannon

Today, Liz talks with Kerry Hannon about her long career in journalism and her focus on the future of work. She’s an expert in issues related to the future of the workplace, particularly for our ageing population. Kerry talks about where the workplace is headed, her new book In Control at 50+ How to Succeed in the New World of Work, and why dogs are very good teachers.

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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 Consummate Writer with Kerry Hannon

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Today Liz talks with Kerry Hannon – the Consummate Writer. Kerry’s a longtime journalist and author, having written for Forbes, Money, US News and World Report and USA Today, and having published more than seven books. Most interesting for this show, though, is that Kerry began writing about second acts in the early naughts long before any other publications. She’s an expert in issues related to the future of the workplace, particularly for our ageing population. On today’s show, she talks about where the workplace is headed, her new book In Control at 50+ How to Succeed in the New World of Work, and why dogs are very good teachers.

2:00 Why dogs are very good teachers
2:50 Writing her first book at age 11
4:40 Learning what she didn’t like about work
8:04 Meeting Mary, the Navajo weaver
11:43 Starting the Second Acts column
14:16 What is a workplace futurist?
15:07 Trends for the future workplace
21:56 Womens starting their own businesses coming out of the pandemic
25:31 “Everyone has a mission statement”
28:06 Writing for Yahoo Finance

You can find out more about Kerry Hannon on her website, on LinkedIn, or on Twitter at @KerryHannon. Her new book, In Control at 50+:How to Succeed in the New World of Work, publishes Apr 26, 2022. You can buy it on Amazon here.

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