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The Way We Work Series

Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money, and Happiness in the Second Half of Life

February 21, 2020
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
 

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An impressive body of scholarly research strongly suggests that people in the second half of life can be as creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial as their younger peers, if not more so. Drawing on a wealth of research and interviews with a wide variety of people in their 50s, 60s, and 70s, Chris will discuss how growing numbers of older Americans are embracing an entrepreneurial mind-set, whether they decide to train for a new career, combine a part-time job with a side gig, or start their own business.

Join us to learn more about this important trend and also receive a free copy of Chris Farrell's new book, Purpose and a Paycheck.

The Way We Work is a series that examines the future of work and the implications for the business community and individuals in a time of changing demographics, growing technology, and increasing globalization. Created in partnership with Antenna, a Minneapolis-based marketing consultancy, and the Carlson School of Management, The Way We Work brings together thought leaders, companies, and individual workers for dynamic dialogue around relevant topics.

Hosted At:

Carlson School of Management, 3M Auditorium
321 Nineteenth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55442

Cost:

Cost covers admission to our keynote presentation, panel discussion, breakfast
$10 – Students
$25 – Alumni
$35 – General Admission

Schedule:

7:30 a.m. Breakfast and Networking
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Program and Q&A

The Way We Work

Chris Farrell

Chris Farrell

Author and Economics Commentator - American Public Radio

Chris Farrell is a senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and economic programs. He is an economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio and host of its series, Conversations on the Creative Economy. Chris is a columnist for PBS Next Avenue and the Star Tribune. He has written for Bloomberg Businessweek, New York Times, Kiplinger’s, and other publications. His most recent book is Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money, and Happiness in the Second Half of Life (HarperCollins Leadership).

Brendon Schrader

Brendon Schrader [Host]

Founder/CEO - Antenna

Brendon Schrader is the Founder/CEO of Antenna, a Minneapolis-based company that is changing the way people work by providing best-in-class marketers on demand. He is also the Founder/Publisher of Indypendently.com, a content and media platform for independent workers. Brendon’s insights on independent consulting, the gig economy, the changing nature of work have been highlighted in Inc. magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, and the Huffington Post. He holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Management, and an MEd from the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development.

About Antenna:
Antenna is a leader in bringing top marketing professionals to corporations and nonprofits for project-based consulting, interim leadership, and staff augmentation engagements. With headquarters in Minneapolis, Antenna draws from its private community of experienced marketers to provide clients with on-demand resources—both individuals and teams. Antenna’s vision is to fundamentally change the way marketing teams get work done by helping clients balance the flexibility and expertise required by today’s modern marketing organization.

Questions? Contact Carlson School Alumni Relations at carlsonalumni@umn.edu or 612-625-1556.

The Way We Work

Created in partnership by Antenna, a Minneapolis-based marketing consultancy, and the Carlson School of Management, The Way We Work brings together thought leaders, companies, and individual workers for dynamic dialogue around relevant topics.

Allison Liuzzi
Project Director, Minnesota Compass
Research Manager, Wilder Research 

Pat Pettiti
Co-founder and CEO
Catalant Technologies

Brandon Peele
Marketing Evangelist
Imperative (former)

Lora Geiger
Leadership Coach & Senior Manager
PwC

Julie Burton
Founder
Modernwell

Marcia Droege
Director of Facilities and Real Estate
Land O’Lakes

James O’Reilly
President
Life Time Work

Jim Vos
Partner
Cresa

Cali Williams Yost
CEO & Founder
Flex Strategy Group

Jonah Stillman
Entrepreneur, speaker, and writer
Author of Gen Z @ Work

Diane Mulcahy
Consultant, advisor, speaker, and writer
Author of The Gig Economy

Nicholas Whittall
Managing Director
Accenture Strategy, Talent and Organization