Kate Billing

Webinar Playback:
‘The New Long Life’
with Prof. Andrew Scott

Andrew J. Scott is Professor of Economics at London Business School, a consulting scholar at Stanford University’s Centre on Longevity, and co-author of The 100-Year Life and The New Long Life.

Human longevity and how we can live, lead and work long and well is something of a passion of mine. Andrew’s book The 100-Year Life sets out the challenges and opportunities of what is undoubtedly one of the biggest forces shaping our world this century, so much so that Paul and I gave almost 100 copies of the book to clients, friends and family at the end of 2019!

With a unique perspective as a global economist, professor, and government advisor, Andrew draws upon a range of disciplines. His ground-breaking work on longevity, economics, and on the value and effect technology and longevity combined will have on the wider society, is shaped by his professional connections to academia, industry, social pioneers, and policymakers around the world.

In this 30-minute conversation, Andrew and I talk about:

  • creating the conditions for human flourishing
  • the tension between traditional economic measures and the valuing of human life
  • narrating our lives, cultivating curiosity and developing deep relationships
  • AI, robotics and our comparative advantage – human skills
  • the new industrial revolution that is upon us
  • using technology to improve human performance and productivity, not just as a cheap replacement for people
  • the difference between aging and longevity, and challenging our concepts of age
  • the burden of individual responsibility and human agency in the new long life
  • longevity insurance – the risk of outliving our assets and the need to invest in not just our financial future but also our skills, health, and relationships
  • the midlife chasm, corporate prejudice and ageism; and
  • recognising that what worked for your parents (no matter your age) won’t work for you and what to do about it.

If you enjoyed this talk, I encourage you to check out the 100-Year Life website and do the free diagnostic to get a snapshot of the tangible and intangible assets that you’ll need in order to ensure “the new long life” becomes a blessing and not a curse.


Be safe and well.

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