The 2016 book launch season is off to a strong start with the launch of The 3 Gaps last week, and the coming buzz for Out of the Question next week. This week, in the midst of snow storms here on the east coast, we’re all buzzing about The Resilient Investor.

Since 2012, I’ve had the privilege of being involved in some way – large or small – with each one of our book launches. It never ceases to amaze me how our authors can take a subject that appears to be worn out, and provide a new way of looking at it. Whether leadership or business, personal growth or economic sustainability, our variety of authors and their diversity of backgrounds never leaves us wanting for reading material that challenges our thinking – in the best way!

The Resilient Investor is just such a book, as are its authors…

Meet Hal Brill, Michael Kramer, and Christopher Peck

Hal Brill is the co-author of Investing With Your Values: Making Money and Making a Difference (Bloomberg, 1999; New Society 2000) and co-founder of Natural Investments. He lives in a sustainable neighborhood that he developed on the edge of Paonia, Colorado. He is on the board of Solar Energy International, which provides technical training in renewable energy, and is business manager of an organic hops farm.

Michael Kramer is Director of Social Research at Natural Investments. He serves on the national policy committee of USSIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. He writes the Sustainable Shareholder column at, and is a strong advocate of innovative local economy strategies and corporate and regulatory reform. He lives in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.

Christopher Peck lives in Sonoma County, California, on a developing homestead within biking distance of a lovely downtown. He’s a long-term sustainability entrepreneur and holistic financial planner. He taught sustainable finance for many years, including in a green MBA program, and a popular course on business planning. He has a black belt in Aikido, and has been studying Zen Buddhism for more than twenty years.

Connect Online

You can find Hal, Michael, and Christopher on the official Resilient Investor Facebook Page, as well as on their website:

Watch The Resilient Investor Video

About the Book

{From Amazon} If you want to build a better life and a better world—and really be prepared for any possible future in these turbulent times—you need to become a resilient investor! This trailblazing guide will expand your ideas of investing way beyond Wall Street. Your time, your energy, and the things you own are investments too, and you’ll learn to diversify them in ways that move you toward your life goals.

The Resilient Investment Map lays out all your assets—personal and physical as well as financial—and then provides three essential, timely strategies (Close to Home, Sustainable Global Economy, and Evolutionary Investing) that will help you grow each of them. The goal is to become more resilient: able to anticipate disturbance, rebuild as necessary, and improve when possible. You’ll discover that the choices making you more resilient also enhance our communities, our economy, and the planet—building real wealth for all.

Although it officially launched in 2015, there are still several ways to build the buzz NOW, including…

  • Write a review of The Resilient Investor on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Goodreads (or all three – spread the love!)
  • Don’t forget to visit to learn more about the book, to download a sample chapter, or go deeper with bonus materials!
  • Tweet about the book and tag #ResilientInvestor on Twitter – help us spread the word and build the buzz! Start by tweeting this right now…

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Thanks for helping us build the buzz this week… and beyond!