Patti & Milledge Hart


Patti S. Hart is a retired but engaged former tech-industry leader, serving in such roles as CEO, chairman, board member, and advisor. In 1998 she was named to Fortune magazine’s inaugural list of “Most Powerful Women.” She attended Illinois State University where she was named a “Distinguished Alumna” in 2015. Patti has always valued community involvement, dedicating her free time to advancing the arts, human rights, and “sport for all.” Patti is also the proud mom to her son, Dustin.

Milledge A. Hart is a successful entrepreneur and investment banker. After selling his investment bank, he now serves as chairman of Drake Star Partners (international investment bank), Quarles Petroleum (petroleum distribution) and Soles4Souls (a non-profit alleviating poverty). He is a proud parent and a graduate of Duke University, and he is keenly interested in making the world a better place.

The Resolutionist

Publication Date: January 2021


According to US census data, the average person spends nearly twenty years in the post-career phase of their lives. Luckily for those currently entering this phase, the traditional concept of retirement is quickly becoming outdated. We are at the dawn of the anti-retirement movement―a movement that assumes participants bring the same energy and enthusiasm to their post-career life that they brought to their career.

But every movement needs leaders, and the anti-retirement movement is finding two of its leaders in authors Patti and Milledge Hart. In The Resolutionist, Patti and Milledge identify twelve resolutions that can provide a framework for your continued growth, engagement, and adventure after you’ve left the workplace. Using examples from their own sometimes-bumpy journey from C-suite executive to a relevant and fulfilling anti-retirement life, Patti and Milledge suggest options for how to invest your resources―time, energy, wisdom, finances―to find your passions, develop new metrics for success, and surround yourself with kindred spirits.

You’ll walk away from this book enthusiastic about becoming a Resolutionist and inspired to make the next phase the best phase of your life. Welcome to the anti-retirement movement!

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