My name is Andrzej Manka. I am founder of The Financial Manifesto.
I am also a financial blogger, speaker, and an author of various publications about finance, business, AI and robotics, and sales & marketing.
I am passionate about the future of entrepreneurship, when artificial intelligence and cognitive automation will enable people to realize their full potential.
I Live in North London with my wife and two kids.
I am a passionate runner and a lover of jazz.
I studied cinema and film is still one of my favourite arts. I admire Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polanski, Ridley Scott and Steven Soderbergh, Jean Luc Goddard and Andriej Tarkowski – to name just a few! I love listening to jazz, especially fusion and modern styles such as Mozdzer, Miles Davis, Steps Ahead and String Connection. I also like science fiction literature, especially Stanislaw Lem and Philip K. Dick.
When I run I either listen to jazz or to audiobooks on entrepreneurship.
My favourite way to spend my spare time is eating Quattro Formaggio (Four Cheese) pizza, drinking red wine and playing Cashflow with my kids.
The mission of The Financial Manifesto is to transform the lives of individuals and societies through online courses, e-learning, and online seminars, workshop and conferences.
The Financial Manifesto was born out of two big dreams:
1. The dream for a better world, a better society, where there are no such shameful injustices – whether in London or Warsaw, Johannesburg, New York or New Delhi, or any other place in the world. Huge and unacceptable financial gaps between rich and poor are mostly caused by a lack of financial education and social mobility.
2. The dream for better individual lives, where money is not a source of stress and suffering but a way to achieve big and noble goals; and where effective money management can eventually bring about personal peace and stability.
Finance is a system. And like any system, if we want it to be fair, effective, to run smoothly and serve both social and individual goals, we need to understand it and play by its rules. All of us, and not only some of us.
Last but not least, in order to create money and manage it effectively we need to be entrepreneurs; we have to be proactive, diligent and self-disciplined. We must develop this entrepreneurial spirit. We need to engage in a constant learning process.