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“It's better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.“
– Jackie Joiner Kersee, Athlete
Testimonials for Retirement Renaissance
“Some retirees drift into retirement without a particular plan about how they will spend their time. After reading Retirement Renaissance, I can now understand that I will get out of retirement what I plan to get out of it. Thanks for providing the insights that come from someone who has truly been there and done that.”
– Michael Levy, Ph.D., Charles Clarke Reynolds Professor of Marketing, Babson College,
Babson Park, MA

“Retirement Renaissance identifies trends that are beginning to shape the new age of retirement planning. It opened my eyes to the need for a personal plan to balance my wants and needs in the more simple years. With gratitude for this guidebook that is now at the center of my retirement planning toolkit.”
– J. Kay Tormey, President, Samaritan Health Foundation, Dayton, OH

“It was refreshing to read how the concept of retirement is changing and that I can write my own rules about when I retire or if I retire in a traditional sense. I now see retirement as purely a personal option and Bill Clarke hit the nail on the head in describing how work and personal life are merging into a new integrated lifestyle that may eliminate the need or desire to ever retire.”
– N. Karl Haden, Ph.D., President, Academy for Academic Leadership, Atlanta, GA

“When I look back over my career, Bill is one of the people who provided valuable guidance and friendship to me many times and continues to do it as I approach retirement. If you thought you were prepared for retirement, take another look and read Retirement Renaissance. Bill Clarke proves that the best and most sage advice about retirement comes from those who are already retired. Heed his advice and read about what you need to do to ensure a long and happy retirement experience.”
– Jim Sage, Vice President Information Technology and CIO, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

“What a refreshing and useful book about the many and unanticipated challenges of the retirement process! Financial planning is not retirement planning—it’s only a part of it! All retirees and retiree wannabes can benefit by reading Retirement Renaissance.”
Peter Carusone, Professor Emeritus, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

"Bill Clarke is "on the mark" with this book. Retirement is a wonderful opportunity to open new vistas. His approach can turn uncertainty and confusion for those facing retirement into a successful and fulfilling experience."
– William M. Bennett, Retired Vice Chairman, Bank One Columbus, Columbus, OH

“Retirement Renaissance is a timely read for someone who is not yet retired and needs to understand what retirement is all about. The concept of a personalized retirement plan resonated well with me because at this point in my life I am not sure if I really want to retire in a traditional sense. It is obvious that this veteran retiree walks the walk and talks the talk when it comes to managing a successful retirement.”
– Jim Sankey, President & CEO, InVue Security Products, Inc., Charlotte, NC

“I have known Bill Clarke for thirty years; first, as a professional colleague, soaking in his wisdom about how to adapt my company to an ever-changing business environment and then as a friend, a condition one could not avoid when spending any amount of time in his presence. Bill's own life experience is all about adaptation to change and challenges both professionally and most importantly, personally. The book shows us how to adapt to our retirement years and how to "do" retirement right.”
– Joe Bressi, Retired Senior Vice President, Camelot Music (national music store chain), Canton, OH

“In my experience as a retired financial executive, I can assure you that financial planning is essential but more important is determining what you want and need to do with your time to ensure a satisfying and rewarding retirement. Retirement Renaissance is the first book I’ve read that focuses on the whole life experience of retirement.”
– Dick Stilley, Retired CFO, Halls Merchandising, a division of Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, MO

"I have known Bill and his wife Patty for over fifty years and remember the day when he called and informed me that their first child Christopher had been born with severe handicaps. This positive courage learned way back then exudes itself throughout the pages of his book and reveals the wisdom that comes from learning how to prevail over the challenges of life."
– Rev. Dr. Norbert C. Burns, S.M., Professor Emeritus, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

“Retirement planning is much more involved that simply getting your finances in order. Bill Clarke hit the nail on the head that most retirement plans focus only on financial planning and leave out all the other things that are a part of daily retirement life.”
– Fran Millar, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.,
Georgia State Representative, Atlanta, GA

“Kudos to Retirement Renaissance. As an academic nearing retirement, the book provided an excellent overview of all the things a future retiree needs to consider before they retire. After reading the book and learning about the changing retirement paradigm, I am not at all sure that I will ever retire totally. I like the idea of integrating my career activities with my personal lifestyle. We seniors have spent several decades developing our skills and it doesn’t seem right to abandon them suddenly when they provide the primary source of our personal satisfaction and fulfillment.”
– Charlene R. Williams, Ph.D., Acting Chair, Division of Business, Brewton-Parker College,
Mt. Vernon, GA

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