“This book is an incentive to the pursuit of the necessary self-awareness in order to navigate the deep changes that involve one's very own identity, as found in late career transitions. With both delicate technique and feeling, Rafael D'Andrea lays open the adventure of starting over again, not only through discussing and presenting cases of career transition, but also through offering a real structured guide to aid such transitions.” *****Early retirement is no longer the ideal living plan. Today, notching up one’s 50 years now signifies the dawning of a new phase in life; one with the prospect of remaining active and useful, and where such active energy offers meaning, flexible routine, and the emotion of new challenges, as well as new content, relationships, and a little fun (well, why not!?). Indeed, it conjures all that is consistent with the values of the individual, without threatening either one’s self-image or social adjustment. This book, which arose from research developed by Rafael D'Andrea in the INSEAD master's program and which resulted in an thesis awarded with distinction, is intended for people who are in this phase of career transition or who are thinking of starting a new career, regardless of age.This is an unprecedented and essential work that will contribute much for professionals not only in the transition phase, but also those who, from early on in life, seek to organize the second half of their lives. Packed with useful observations and engaging case histories, the author first contextualizes and explains the phenomena that surround career transitions, providing the reader with a possible sequence of decisions made by people who may have retired, but have, indeed, chosen to continue working. In the second part of the book, the author offers a structured “guide” to such transition, respecting the sequences, the feelings involved and the decision strategies for a migration to a bonus career.