Podcast 326 – Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World
In this episode I am speaking with Bruce Feiler. Bruce is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers, including LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS, THE SECRETS OF HAPPY FAMILIES, and COUNCIL OF DADS. We are discussing in this episode his latest book, THE SEARCH: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World. As you will hear me say during our discussion, this is the most actionable book on this topic I have read and I have had a lot of authors of books on this topic on this podcast.
Here is a bit of Bruce’s bio from his website BruceFeiler.com
BRUCE FEILER is one of America’s most thoughtful voices on contemporary life. He is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers, including LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS, THE SECRETS OF HAPPY FAMILIES, and COUNCIL OF DADS. His three TED Talks have been viewed more than four million times, and he teaches the TED Course HOW TO MASTER LIFE TRANSITIONS. His latest book, THE SEARCH: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World is a bold new roadmap for finding meaning and purpose at work, based on insights drawn from hundreds of life stories of all vocations and backgrounds.
Employing a firsthand approach to his work, Bruce is known for living the experiences he writes about. His work combines timeless wisdom with timely knowledge to encourage people to live with more meaning, passion, and joy. LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS describes his journey across America, collecting hundreds of life stories, and exploring how we can navigate life’s growing number of life transitions with purpose and skill. “One of those books that are so profoundly aligned with the zeitgeist that you end up underlining the whole book,” Arianna Huffington wrote in Thrive Global. “Bruce Feiler is the perfect person to lead us on this journey.” The book was a Top 10 New York Times bestseller.
For two decades, Bruce has explored the intersection of families, relationships, health, and happiness. His book THE SECRETS OF HAPPY FAMILIES collects best practices from some of the country’s most creative minds. The book was featured on World News, GMA, and TODAY and excerpted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Parade. THE COUNCIL OF DADS describes how faced with one of life’s greatest challenges, he asked six friends to support his young daughters. The book was profiled in PEOPLE, USA Today, and Time, and became a CNN documentary hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta and an NBC drama series.
A longtime columnist at the New York Times, Bruce now writes the popular newsletter THE NONLINEAR LIFE. He has appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and Gourmet, where he won three James Beard Awards. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television. A former circus clown, he has been the subject of a Jay Leno joke and a JEOPARDY! the question and his face appears on a postage stamp in the Grenadines.
A native of Savannah, Georgia, Bruce lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their identical twin daughters.
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Websites and Other Resources Mentioned in the Podcast:
- THE SEARCH: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World
- LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS
- THE SECRETS OF HAPPY FAMILIES
- COUNCIL OF DADS
- THE NONLINEAR LIFE Newsletter
- Bruce Feiler website
- TED Talks
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