The Search: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World with Bruce Feiler
Are you at the threshold of a new phase in your life, ready to rediscover (and redefine) how you will continue to work and find purpose in your next chapter? This month, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler joins us to chat about how to find meaning, balance, and joy in a time when many of us feel stuck, confused, and unsure about our next steps.
America at large is at a once-in-a-generation turning point in work: 70% of Americans are unhappy with what they do. A million people a week quit their job—that’s a third of the workforce. Another third question how they work, where they work, and when they work. The Search: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World is a timely and revelatory portrait of today’s workers that offers a bold new roadmap for finding work you love based on life stories of hundreds of Americans.
The Search reveals that many of us are using an outdated operator’s manual around work. We’ve been told you need to have a career; there is one path to success; you should always be reaching higher and wanting more. Few ideas have squandered more potential. The Search offers a new model of success that is flexible, personal, and designed by each individual to meet their own needs.
Bruce will share some of the key ideas that came out of his work on the book, in addition to questions you can ask yourself to help you find the path that will guide you towards a truly meaningful life, inside and outside of the workplace.
In this program, you'll discover:
- Statistics that help identify this unique turning point in American work.
- Aggregate insights from over 1,500 hours of interviews with Americans from all walks of life.
- 21 questions you can ask yourself to find work you love.
Note: This is an audio-only interview.
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Time: 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 AM Pacific, 10 AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 6 AM Hawaiian)
Topic: The Search: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World
Speaker: Bruce Feiler, author, columnist, sought-after speaker, and PBS series host
About Bruce Feiler
Bruce Feiler is one of America’s most thoughtful voices on contemporary life. He is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers. 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.
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 allow people to live with more meaning, passion, and joy. For two decades, he has explored the intersection of families, relationships, and well-being.
A long-time columnist for the New York Times, Bruce Feiler writes the popular newsletter The Nonlinear Life about navigating life’s ups and downs. He has contributed to The New Yorker, Parade, and Gourmet, where he won three James Beard Awards. He has been the subject of a Jay Leno joke and a JEOPARDY! question, and his face appears on a postage stamp in the Grenadines.
A native of Savannah, Georgia, Bruce lives in Brooklyn with wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their identical twin daughters.