Our New Book: Prosper!
Big news!! Our new book has arrived!
Our earlier book The Crash Course (Wiley, 2011) detailed how current global trends are bleak: weak economic growth, too much debt, declining incomes for the lower 99%, a dangerous addiction to fossil fuels, and accelerating ecological destruction – just to name a few. Many of us understandably feel resigned to an eroding standard of living in the years to come. At best.
But what if we told you that there are specific attainable steps you can take today that can limit your vulnerability to these trends? Steps to help you be:
- Safer from harm
- Living with greater purpose
- More valued by others
That’s exactly what our new book Prosper!: How To Prepare for the Future and Create a World Worth Inheriting offers: a blueprint for taking control of and improving your destiny. It outlines practical, actionable investments of your time & resources that will ensure you enjoy greater prosperity in your life, whatever the future may bring:
- Which trends are most likely to shape your life over the next 20 years
- Why developing resilience offers your best chance for thriving, even though society may suffer from the changes these trends may bring
- How to build true wealth
- What specific actions to take now to secure a prosperous future, no matter what tomorrow holds
- How everybody can benefit from this guidance, regardless of age, income or ability
- How we can best serve the next generation by the actions we take today
It addresses head-on the most common question we hear: Given the future trends forecasted in The Crash Course, what should I do?
A LOT of work went into this book, which we've crafted to speak to a wide audience. If you're looking to introduce new minds to the material discussed here at Peak Prosperity, as well as guide them to take prudent action, Prosper! is the single best resource to hand them.
But don't just take our word for it. Here's what our book reviewers have to say about it:
"How does one thrive in -- let alone survive -- a world filled with unsustainable debt, overconsumption, and rampant cronyism? The authors of Prosper! put forth the best vision I've yet seen."
~ David Stockman, former Director of the U.S. Office of Management & Budget and author of The Great Deformation
“Of those trying to decode the gathering fiasco of finance and economy, Martenson and Taggart get my vote as the smartest guys in the room. Their writing is lucid, wise, funny, and wide-ranging, and this book is indispensible if you want to come out the other side of this crisis in one piece."
~ James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency & the World Made by Hand series
"I couldn't put Prosper! down. Whether you think things are getting better or getting worse, legacy living is the way to thrive, and this book tells you how to do it. Everyone needs to read Prosper!"
~ Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms
"Clearly, our global addiction to debt-fueled growth will not end well. In Prosper!, Martenson and Taggart provide a rare and much-needed resource for today's times: a comprehensive guide detailing the steps you should take now, in advance of crisis, to secure a bright future."
~ Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge.com
We're quite proud of this book as we think it represents some of our best work to date. And we think its timing couldn't be better. We're seeing accelerating signs everywhere that the "recovery" engineered since 2009 is failing, as also are key systems in the natural world that we depend on. Folks who follow the guidance in this book now, in advance, will be much better off when the next crisis hits.
Purchasing The Book
So how can you get your hands on Prosper!?
Because we know that many of you have specific preferences, we pushed very hard to have the book available in print, e-book and audio form at launch.
Each of these versions hit bookstores everywhere this month and can be purchased right now.
Being fully transparent, our preference is for you to purchase the print book through Peak Prosperity, as the economics are much more favorable to us and will help greatly in recouping the book's development and publication costs and -- if the book sells well -- fund further improvements to PeakProsperity.com.
As an added incentive, we autograph each print book purchased from us.
The print book can also be purchased through Amazon and at nearly any other major bookstore.
Those of you who prefer to listen to books while out gardening, exercising, etc, you're in luck! We have an audio version of Prosper! narrated by Chris himself. It's available now for download on Audible.com, on iTunes, as well as on other sites like Audiobooks.com. It will also be available on CD soon, which you can pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at many other online booksellers.
A Community Effort
Prosper! is the product of years worth of scouting, researching, trialing and evaluating a wide spectrum of resilience-building practices -- all done on behalf of, and in participation with, our wonderful community of readers here at Peak Prosperity.
The book itself was proofed by a brave cohort of PP.com readers and many improvements were made based on their feedback. A number of other readers kindly submitted their own personal stories of inspiration, which are peppered throughout Prosper!'s pages.
In our eyes, this work is as much a product of your contributions as it is ours. And we think it's a hell of a valuable resource.
We hope you'll read it and use it yourself, as well as share it widely with those you care about.
Who knows? Maybe this is the spark that focuses the public's consciousness on the serious predicaments we face...one that offers reality-based strategies and answers, while also delivering a much-needed vision for hope.
We've been laying the groundwork for the better part of this year to get Prosper! in the hands of as many people as possible. Your help in that mission will be invaluable, and greatly appreciated.
With gratitude & excitement,
Adam & Chris