I thought my career was over.

I thought it might be the end. Fortunately, it was a new beginning. Photo by Arjunsyah on Unsplash

Send them to eternal email damnation

If you use AOL, you may have thousands of emails that are difficult to delete. Stock photo: Canva.

History of this technology


Legendary high school track and football coach Wayne Steffenhagen challenged young men. Photomontage: M.M. O’Keefe.

The apostle of Ireland experienced suffering

Altered photo of a stained glass window portraying St. Patrick. Source: Wikimedia.

1. Disruption

2. Confinement

10 artful lessons from Michelangelo

Michelangelo, called “The Divine One,” never retired and worked until his death at 88. Stock photo: Canva.

An artistic octogenarian

Be happier, healthier, wealthier.

Making a successful career pivot after age 50 can make you happier, healthier and wealthier than ever before. Photo by Jonas Kakaroto on Unsplash

It could have been the beginning of the end of a once-promising career. Instead, it was the beginning of a series of new beginnings, all requiring increasingly successful career pivots, thanks in part to the books I read.

What follows is my curated list of 10 books to help men over age 50 pivot to a place where they are happier, healthier and wealthier than ever before. It happened to me. It can happen to you!

10 Books for Manly Career Pivots After 50

Reliable study paints alarming picture

Chart by the author using Canva. Sources: Data analyzed by ProPublica and Urban Institute.

Among workers over 50 who have lost one job, a third go on to lose two or more jobs.

M.M. O'Keefe

I got fired at age 50. I thought it might be my end. But it turned into a new beginning. I now help men get fired up after 50. See firedup50.com.

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