Wisdom at Work
Chip Conley

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Narrated By: Chip Conley

Duration: 8 hours and 54 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Wisdom at Work, written and read by Chip Conley.

At the age of fifty-two, after selling the boutique hotel company he founded and ran for twenty-four years, Conley joined Airbnb as Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy. Though rich with experience, the industry veteran lacked the digital fluency of his twenty-something colleagues. He quickly discovered that he'd been hired as a teacher and mentor, but was also in many ways a student and intern. What emerged is the secret to thriving as a midlife worker in today's world: learning to marry wisdom and experience with curiosity, a beginner's mind and a willingness to evolve.

Igniting a bold, urgent conversation about age and ageism in the workplace, Conley liberates the term 'elder' from the stigma of 'elderly', and reveals the value of wisdom that can only be accrued through years on the planet. Wisdom at Work will teach you how to be indispensable in the second half of your working life.

Genre

Working patterns & practices, Sociology: work & labour, Retirement, Business ethics & social responsibility

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Anyone feeling jaded, jejune or just plain past it at work can read this book in a morning and feel revived

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Being smart comes from studying or understanding complex things, yet wisdom is something deeper. We don't become wise simply because we get old; wisdom is something we must actively cultivate in order to accumulate. Every one of us should learn what it takes to gain wisdom, and Chip Conley is wise to give us the guide for our journey

optimist and bestselling author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last

Wisdom at Work beautifully illustrates the opportunity that each of us has to embark on an encore career. Bravo to Chip Conley for writing this timely and inspiring book. Having begun my third chapter at the age of 60, I can attest that this is the most productive and rewarding time of my life. Applying one's knowledge and passion in the service of missions larger than ourselves is the greatest gift of being a Perennial