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The Prepared Investor

How to Prevent the Next Crisis from Affecting Your Financial Independence

Christopher Manske


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Why do some crises affect the stock market far more than others? When faced with disaster, why do investment advisors keep telling clients to just be patient? Christopher Manske reveals that investing through crisis is very different from the standard dogma accepted today. Like Outliers showed a different way to look at success and Nine Lies About Work turned the establishment upside down on leadership and teams, The Prepared Investor demonstrates how readers can protect and grow their net worth in the face of calamity. By offering a new lens to examine major catastrophe, Manske gives a compelling and instructive approach to maximizing one’s portfolio despite tomorrow’s uncertainty. Using twenty specific action steps that highlight how different crises affect investors, readers will see how a few National Guardsmen sank the entire stock market, how the secret Napoleon knew explains investors’ selling behavior, and why a simple statement from particular leaders can be just as much a crisis as an airplane flying into the World Trade Center. Manske shows readers how foolish it is for Wall Street to approach all types of calamity with the same “just hold on” solution.

Changing Lives Press, 9780990439660, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 20, 2020

About the Author

Over his long investing career, Christopher Manske has helped many financial insiders and industry leaders to include Wall Street analysts, retiring investment advisors, and federal judges. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Manske has been praised, published, or quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Financial Advisor Magazine, and more. As a successful money manager and business owner, he’s enjoyed being a regular guest on both regional and national shows which can be heard via iTunes and iHeart Radio to include The Jim Bohannon Show, The Ozarks Today, The Entrepreneur’s Podcast Network, The Sales Whisperer, The Financial Quarterback, and others. His thoughts can be seen online at Yahoo! Finance, ThinkAdvisor,,, CEO World, Advisors Magazine, Home Business Magazine, Strategic Finance, Thrive Global, and many more. He was selected as a keynote speaker for the AARP and he and his team have addressed multiple companies such as Accenture and Boeing. Manske and his team have also worked directly with leaders at IBM, KPMG, GE, Microsoft, Exxon, and many others. Outside finance, Manske enjoys history and recently completed an award-winning restoration of a downtown building originally built in 1910.