We’re on to something big.
You’d think we'd have every technique, means and process for human development already invented, but MEA has really created something that is novel and socially brilliant.”
MEA weaves together curated wisdom of the ages, a sense of deep ties embedded in ritual, and awe and beauty at nearly every moment of the day, from sunrise to star filled skies at night. MEA’s wisdom, kindness, sense of community, and purpose will stay with you for years.
Wisdom@Work is a book about how we can develop deeper connections, disrupt how we think about teaching and learning, and make more meaningful contributions in our lives and our careers. With stories, questions, and strategies, Chip shares his heart and wisdom on every page.
Millions are moving through midlife, searching for deeper purpose and the chance to make a meaningful difference in the world. They want to be Modern Elders! All too often, though, the path from aspiration to action has been a solitary and confusing one. Enter MEA, a beacon in the wilderness.
Unless you keel over in the prime of your professional life, you are going to see decline in your abilities. And the higher your abilities, the more you will notice when they slip. That’s the ‘winner’s curse’—the reason that people who do really well in life often suffer the most as they age.
I am a huge fan of MEA which is a great initiative. I love the idea of ‘long-life learning’. It's clear that longer lives and technological change will require lifelong learning and much of that will be skills focused and based around jobs. And that’s appropriate. But education has a much deeper role to play.
Chip’s blog has been a tried and true digital daily habit for years. Now, his book sits on my coffee table – providing an offline daily ritual that truly inspires.
To make full use of longer lives, we need a new map of life. We must radically rethink the social norms and guideposts that take us through life, from the nature of family to education and work. MEA is a new kind of midlife wisdom school dedicated to helping people chart this new map of life with both social support and a new set of tools that helps them be more adaptable and resilient.
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