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Boundless Potential: Transform Your Brain, Unleash Your Talents, Reinvent Your Work in Midlife and Beyond by Mark Walton

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How Paying It Forward Pays You Back

A human being would certainly not growto be 70 or 80 years old if this longevity hasno meaning for the species.—Carl Jung

Even before opening her doors in the heart of Montreal, the Queen Elizabeth was already the talk of North America. Built in the late 1950s by the Canadian National Railway, she was meant to be the very lap of luxury: one of the world’s first grand hotels to welcome guests with air-conditioning and private telephones in each of her 1,200 splendid rooms.

Cuba’s Fidel Castro was among the earliest check-ins. Queen Elizabeth herself, the Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Grace, Charles de Gaulle, and a parade of Hollywood celebrities soon followed.

And it was here, on July 16, ...

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