Dr. Zvi Lanir, 82, has a enjoyed a long and successful career advising governments and organizations in the theory and the practice of coping with fundamental changes in human realities.
He holds a PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a graduate of the Israel Defense Force’s Academy, where he also held the position of its intelligence and strategic thinking teacher and researcher. Zvi has also taught policy thinking and implementation at Tel Aviv University, and served as a senior researcher at the Tel Aviv University Strategic Studies Institute.
In 1994 he founded the Praxis Institute. The institute is recognized as the authority in exposing and coping with the gaps between our personal, organizational, and national mindsets, and the rapid fundamental changes occurring in the 21st-century reality.
In the last fifteen years, Dr. Lanir has studied the new realities of human aging. He investigates the gaps between the common beliefs about aging and the new opportunities for living our advanced years differently, and applies these findings to his own life.
We are now experiencing one of the most significant revolutions in human life: the dramatic rise in life expectancy. This revolution does not imply, as most people usually think, that we’ve got more years of old age. Instead, it implies the formation of a new period in human life: the Age of Wisdom.
This age is qualitatively different from the adulthood that precedes it and the old age that follows. It enables us enjoy a wise and satisfying new round of active life, and delay the time of "old age" to the very end of our lives.
The Wisdom Years carries a unique and inspiring message: life in the wisdom years is to be seen and planned for as a new and uplifting journey of personal evolution.
The book reveals how to reframe our mindset so that we will live our advanced years based on our ‘functional age’ rather than our ‘chronological age.’
The book provides a practical, thought-provoking, and life-changing read for both people embarking on retirement as well as younger people who would like to prepare themselves in advance.