The Next 20 Years Will Be Completely Different From the Past
Current global trends are bleak: weak economic growth, too much debt, declining incomes for the lower 99 percent, a dangerous addiction to fossil fuels, and 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 and help you:
That's exactly what Prosperity! offers: a blueprint for taking control of and improving your destiny. It outlines practical, actionable investments of your time and resources that will ensure you enjoy greater prosperity in your life, whatever the future may bring.
In Prosperity!, Martenson and Taggart will explain:
Prosperity! is the highly anticipated follow-up to Martenson's acclaimed book The Crash Course.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2015 Chris Martenson and Adam Taggart (P)2015 Hachette Audio
This book is a balanced look at prepping without the authors overdoing the Fear Porn. No repeating references financial armageddon, no dwelling on religious apocalyptic scenarios. Just some practical tips on how to build (and join) your community, remain self-sustaining, prosperous and live a fuller life in uncertain times where global resources are likely to become less available than they are today.
i did get to the end but it was a struggle. The gist was sonewhere between doomsday preppers and sell all your stuff and live off the land. I personally just do not get it.
Well organized and structured. Easy to listen to with good "how to's" Instructions. A must for any seriously concerned individual who is awake to whats going on with the planet.
Thank you Chris and Adam, keep up the good work.
Surfer, musician, business coach, healthcare facilities management director.
I'd recommend Crash Course first, to set the context. This was fairly heavily focused on establishing a homestead-style life, although by no means exclusively. There is also a strong coaching framework theme running throughout..and it maybe a little light on statistics, but all in all a very useful resource in preparing for future societal and economic turbulence.
I have read several books pertaining this subject matter. Very few of them are as filled with information that can aid you in preparing for and navigating through the changes that may lie ahead. I hope to never be surprised by things I did not have an opportunity to prepare for. This book helps you make preparations for the best possible outcomes regardless of what happens. I am on my second time through the book and still gleaning additional insights. Repetition is how we learn.
Prosper! forecasts a potential for a problematic future but does not dwell on it. It offers solid ideas on how you can build for a great future regardless of how the future presents itself.
Genuine caring for giving you useful tools to build with.
Either their own or mine.
"The next 20 years won't be anything like the last 20 years." or
"Live like you want to make a difference."
A great cerebral investment. I think the payback will be exponential though things exponential are not shown in the most positive light in the book, I think exponential payback is a good thing. In fact it may be a way to Prosper!
Overall it is a decent book with exceptional narration for an author, but I was nevertheless a little disappointed. The material does not go into specific homesteading skills but instead directs one toward lifestyle changes and a different way of thinking, which are just as important as skill sets and really are the first steps one should take in moving towards a sustainable life. However, the book was unfortunately biased towards an affluent audience, it being the only sustainability type of book I've come across that discusses a therapist and a life coach....seriously?! I may be overreacting, but the testimonials made me want to gag! The letters sounded edited (maybe they weren't), but what galled me was all but one or two of the testimonials were from those who obviously had abundant financial resources to set up elaborate...and expensive...homesteads, giving this whole section of the book an exclusive air that left me a bit depressed. Having grown up poor on the classic small family farm in the midwest (father a farmer, mother a school teacher) where we modestly lived and breathed nearly all the points mentioned in this book, the testimonials just left a bad taste in my mouth.
This one of the few Crash prediction books that actually has some sense of optimism containing within.
The authors to a great job of explaining the forces that shape humanity's fate going forward. Although the outlook is bleak, the authors propose that, I'd individuals begin now to place their lives in order, they will be better ready to weather the long term struggles ahead.
However, if the reader really wants concrete answers on what to do, this book does not go into deep content. Rather, one will need to look to the authors' website and community therein to find more specifics.
"Very depressing - had to stop reading it"
No - too much bad news
Be more positive
Some good advice given - new look on things - different perspective on future planning but just too much doom and gloom and "end of worldy" for me.
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