06/19

Book Passage and the Buck Institute Present: Chip Conley’s Wisdom@Work: The Making of the Modern Elder

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His new book Wisdom@Work: The Making of the Modern Elder takes on the new midlife – a search for meaning, not retirement

June 19, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

- 6:30pm: Reception
- 7:00pm: Program begins
Buck Institute
8001 Redwood Blvd
Novato, California 94945

As you move through your career, would you rather grow whole than grow old? That’s the promise of the Modern Elder Academy, Chip Conley’s newest venture, recently featured in the New York Times.  Conley will be sharing the Academy’s lessons in book form in his sensational new book Wisdom@Work: The Making of the Modern Elder. at the famed Marin landmark and IM Pei designed Buck Institute in Novato, June 19 at 7:00pm.

Chip argues that “adolescence” and “retirement” were 20th century inventions. In the “Modern Elder” stage emerging today, he says, we’re full of wisdom and curiosity, and searching for meaning, not retirement. It’s time to liberate “elder” from “elder-ly.”  One is purely how many  years you’ve lived. The other is what you’ve done with those years. Modern Elders, he believes, have a growth mindset and are often as much an intern as a mentor. He calls for new rites of passage for midlife that will help to repurpose wisdom and inspire a sense of relevance through the Modern Elder skill-building process of: Evolve, Learn, Collaborate and Counsel.

Bestselling author, speaker and hospitality entrepreneur Chip Conley is Strategic Advisor at Airbnb. At age 26, he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality and held the position of CEO for 24 years, turning Joie De Vivre into the second largest boutique hotel brand in the world. After selling his company in 2010, he joined Airbnb, and as head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, helped turn it into the world’s largest hospitality brand. Conley has received hospitality’s highest honor, the Pioneer Award. He serves on the boards of the Burning Man Project and the Esalen Institute and is the author of Peak and the New York Times bestseller Emotional Equations. He holds a BA and MBA from Stanford University.

Directions

The Buck Institute is located 25 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco Airport/San Francisco/South Bay:

  • Take Highway 101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take the last Novato exit — Atherton/San Marin Drive (just north of the DeLong exit)
  • Turn left at the stoplight, and go west over the freeway overpass
  • Get in the right lane, and turn right at the second stoplight onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

Berkeley/Oakland/Oakland International Airport:

  • Take Highway 80 to Highway 580 West, and cross the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge
  • Take 580 until it merges with Highway 101 North in San Rafael
  • Take the last Novato exit — Atherton/San Marin Drive (just north of the DeLong exit)
  • Turn left at the stoplight, and go west over the freeway overpass
  • Get in the right lane, and turn right at the second stoplight onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

From Sonoma County, take Highway 101 South:

  • Take the first Novato exit (Atherton/San Marin Drive)
  • Turn right at the stoplight, and stay in the right lane
  • Take an immediate right onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

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