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Marc Freedman

Marc Freedman

Lecturer in the Practice of Management and Faculty Co-Director of the Yale Experienced Leaders Initiative

Marc Freedman is Lecturer in the Practice of Management, and Faculty Co-Director of the Yale Experienced Leaders Initiative. Freedman is also Co-CEO and Founder of CoGenerate (formerly, and the author of five books. The Wall Street Journal named his most recent book — How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations — one of the year’s best books on aging well. An accomplished social entrepreneur, he was selected as a Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation/World Economic Forum; is a winner of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship; and is an Ashoka Senior Fellow. He was previously a visiting scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity. Originator of the encore career idea linking second acts to the greater good, Freedman co-founded Experience Corps, the Purpose Prize, and Encore Fellowships.


MBA, Yale School of Management, 1984
BA, Swarthmore College, 1980



PBS NewsHour,"Brief but Spectacular: Making the Most of the Multigenerational Moment," March 15, 2023

Boston Globe, “Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, and the Power of Bringing Generations Together,”  April 11, 2022

Wall Street Journal“Building Bridges Across the Generational Divide,”  November 1, 2018

New York Times, "Bringing Older Americans Back Into the Fold."  December 4, 2018

Wall Street Journal“How to Make the Most of Longer Lives,”  May 31, 2015

Harvard Business Review (“The Dangerous Myth of Reinvention,”  January 1, 2014

The Atlantic“Old Dogs, New Tricks,” December 17, 2011

Washington Post, “The Selling of Retirement, and How We Bought It,”  Feb. 5, 2005