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Retirement: Different by Design

Retirement: Different by Design


Dr. Richard Steiner’s Retirement: Different by Design is an essential guide for creating a post-work life filled with meaning and purpose. Dr. Steiner guides individuals to build a better retirement, using six fundamental building blocks for success.

According to the author, retirement is more than the absence of work—it’s a different way of life requiring new vision, new purpose, and new life perspectives. It’s too important to leave to luck or circumstance. Retirement: Different by Design provides practical strategies and answers, not more questions, with each chapter delivering insights, tools, narratives, and models for making retirement the best years yet.

The six fundamental blocks highlighted in Retirement: Different by Design looks at one’s physical and emotional health and well-being, financial security and continuity, life transition and acceptance, intergenerational life engagement, intellectual and physical pursuits, and finding new purpose through spirituality and legacy.

Retirement: Different by Design confirms it’s not always about the money. “Indeed,” says Steiner, “socially rich, emotionally balanced, intellectually nourishing, healthful, and physically active retirements are completely possible no matter the size of your bank accounts.”


Rick Steiner, Ph.D. is a recognized university leader, organizational and management expert, consultant, and author. He has worked with US and foreign governments, foundations, and corporations to make communities and nations better custodians of their peoples’ futures. A recovering workaholic, Dr. Rick is now retired and keeping himself happily occupied by working as a professional ski instructor, writing, consulting, sailing, riding his bicycle, and always seeking his next adventure; and, most of all, enjoying the ride wherever it takes him.

Are You Really Ready to Retire?

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Written by Rick Steiner, Ph.D.
978-1-57826-556-5, $15.95 paperback
978-1-57826-557-2, $12.99 eBook

In stores 5/26/15.

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