Lynda Gratton

The 100-Year Life

Today we’re living and working for longer — but few organisations fully understand the opportunities and challenges that come with greater longevity.

We draw on both psychological and economic research to introduce the concepts of tangible and intangible assets at the level of the individual. In The 100-Year Life we explored how a three-stage life has evolved and what it means to work for up to 80 years. From a corporate perspective, we considered how corporations are beginning to prepare for what will without doubt be the most significant change in human capital ever faced.

In The New Long Life, we took a broader perspective, bringing in societal and technological trends. We also created a clear agenda for individuals, education and corporations.


  1. ‘The New Long Life – A Framework for Flourishing in a Changing World’

    (2020). Co-authored with Andrew Scott.

  2. ‘The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity’

    (2016). Co-authored with Andrew Scott. Shortlisted in 2016 for the FT Business Book of the Year.

Selected Articles and Videos

  1. The Corporate Implications of Longer Lives

    MIT Sloan Management Review. (2017) (Winner of the MIT Sloan Management Review 2018 Beckhard Prize).

  2. Our assumptions about older workers are wrong

    Harvard Business Review Blog. (2016)