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 TRANSITIONSTHE 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 (May 2023), is a bold new roadmap for finding meaning and purpose at work.

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. A former circus clown, 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.

Listen and learn…

  1. Bruce's search for meaning in the face of setbacks and challenges
  2. How to reconcile our complicated relationship with work and our personal search for meaning
  3. Bruce's "three lies and a truth about work"
  4. How to identify what brings you meaning
  5. The four historical changes in the nature of work
  6. Why it's important to "ignore the lessons of your parents"
  7. The one thing we know about AI and the future of work

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