"Re-fire your love, joy, passion, purposefulness, success, and significance with this magnificent book! Drink deeply of the wisdom of Ken and Morton’s brilliance, so you can have a delightfully ageless future with ever more fun."

Mark Victor Hansen, Co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series

About The Book

Refire! Don’t Retire asks readers the all-important question: As you approach the remainder of your life, what are you going to do to make it joyful and meaningful? Ken Blanchard and Morton Shaevitz point out that too many people see their later years as a time to endure rather than as an exciting opportunity.

Both research and common sense confirm that people who embrace these years with gusto - rather than withdrawing or waiting for things to happen - consistently make the rest of their lives the best of their lives.

The authors tell the compelling story of Larry and Janice Sparks, who discover how to see each day as an opportunity to enhance their relationships, stimulate their minds, revitalize their bodies, and grow spiritually. Readers will find humor, practical information, and profound wisdom in Refire! Don’t Retire.

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By Ken Blanchard & Morton Shaevitz

Praise For 'Refire Don't Retire'

  • "Once in a while a book comes along that should be featured on every talk show. Refire! Don’t Retire is just such a book. Read it and you will experience aging in a whole new way. A must-read for anyone who plans on getting old."
    ~ Richard Leider, Bestselling Author of Life Reimagined
  • "If you only answer one-third of the questions at the end of each major section, this book will be worth its weight in gold. It is not only for those considering retirement, but also for anyone interested in the pursuit of love, learning and longevity."
    ~ Beverly Kaye, Co-Author Of Love ‘Em Or Lose ‘Em
  • "Refire! Don't Retire is the new battle cry for a generation about to retire. That is the language of the past. This current generation closes one door as another one opens - ready to re-fire as leaders of the future."
    ~ Frances R. Hesselbein, CEO Of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute
  • "What Blanchard and Shaevitz have really done is change our whole perspective on time. Instead of an older person feeling like a has-been, each is encouraged to become a will-be. We are not our past - we are the possibilities of adventures in our future."
    ~ Natasha Josefowitz, Author Of Too Wise To Want To Be Young Again
  • "Companies could help their executives before leaving by using this book. C-Level executives are often at a loss after stepping out of a power seat. This book would've made my transition much easier as I floundered to regain my purpose and passion."
    ~ Alan Sorkin, Executive Coach At Vistage International

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About Ken Blanchard

Ken Blanchard, one of the most influential leadership experts in the world, is the co-author of the iconic bestseller, The One Minute Manager, and 60 other books whose combined sales total more than 21 million copies. His groundbreaking works have been translated into more than 42 languages and in 2005 he was inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time.

Ken is also the co-founder and chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Margie Blanchard, began in 1979 in San Diego, California.

When he’s not writing or speaking, Ken also spends time teaching students in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership Program at the University of San Diego.

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About Morton Shaevitz

For more than three decades, Dr. Morton Shaevitz has been helping individuals and organizations to grow and change through his work as a clinician, author, consultant, and speaker. Much of his early career focused on gender issues at home and in the workplace. He and his wife Marjorie wrote Making It Together As A Two Career Couple, the first US book published in this area.

As a member of the Internal Medicine division at Scripps Clinic, he developed a number of behavioral health programs and his interest turned toward medical and geriatric psychology. He is currently the chair of the section of Geriatric Psychology for the California Psychological Association.

He has served as a member of the Leadership Advisory Council of the Stein Institute for Research on Aging and is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.


Recent Press

  • New Book Offers Advice On How To Refire Your Retirement
    San Diego-based author Ken Blanchard and aging expert Morton Shaevitz teamed up to offer retirees a new approach to...
  • "Refire! Don't Retire" - A guide to an ongoing process.
    "Refire! Don't Retire" - A guide to an ongoing process. Interview with Dr. Morton Shaevitz and Ken Blanchard
  • Live Your Life to the Fullest
    Authors Dr. Morton & Ken Blanchard of Refire! Don't Retire asks the all-important question: as you look at the years...
  • Retiring? Book says it's time to 'Refire!'
    When author Ken Blanchard, 75, of The One Minute Manager fame, and his friend and colleague, psychologist Morton...
  • 'One Minute Manager' advises city
    Kevin Faulconer isn’t about to fix the city’s problems in one minute. But San Diego’s mayor is soliciting the advice...

Press Inquiries

To request an interview with Ken Blanchard contact:

Vanessa Lacey
By Ken Blanchard & Morton Shaevitz
+1 (760) 489-5005
To request an interview with Morton Shaevitz contact:
Weaving Influence
By Ken Blanchard & Morton Shaevitz
+1 (734) 854-3486
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Buy Your Copy Now

Refire! Don’t Retire is an enlightening and powerful read. Pre-order your copy today for yourself or someone you love who is ready to take this next phase of life head on.

Ken Blanchard is a legendary author whose previous books have sold over 20 million copies, and author Morton Shaevitz is a leading authority on the psychology of aging.

There are over 40 million people aged sixty-two or older in the United States alone. This book shows them how to make the most of the second half of their lives.

Refire! Don't Retire is a guide full of easy-to-implement wisdom for everyday life after the C-suite. Learn to find your purpose and value it like you valued your success.

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