Lou Kasischke

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Louis Kasischke has lived his entire life in Michigan, but his enduring love of the mountains and alpine endurance sports have taken him to many remote parts of the world, on all seven continents.

Lou's education includes a Bachelor of Arts ·degree in business and a Juris Doctor degree in law from Michigan State University. Risk management was the major focus of his business degree from MSU. Already as a student, Lou was fascinated by risk, risk evaluation, and the concepts of taking and managing risk. For a career centered in finance analysis and law, he also became a certified public accountant and earned an advanced Master of Laws degree.

Lou's work career experiences were multi-dimensional. In law, this included 35 years with Dykema Gosse

Best New Voice in Non-Fiction Award

In April 2015, The Independent Book Publishers Association presented After the Wind the Benjamin Franklin Gold Winner Award for Best New Voice in Non-Fiction.
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Published on May 20, 2015 14:36 Tags: award, non-fiction
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“Being “too pushy” is paradoxically not a display of too much strength, but of weakness. What’s more impressive than ambition is the power to control it.”
Lou Kasischke, After the Wind: 1996 Everest Tragedy - One Survivor's Story

“It’s the mind not the body that must win the struggle. The body will follow (however reluctantly) if the inner voice says, “I can do this.” I know that the minute my inner voice says, “I can’t do this,” the climb is over.”
Lou Kasischke, After the Wind: 1996 Everest Tragedy - One Survivor's Story

“I must never forget that the first voice, the voice of my ambition, gave me the strength to go to the top—and almost killed me. And I must never forget that the last voice, the voice of the heart, gave me the greater strength to say no to the top — and saved my life.”
Lou Kasischke, After the Wind: 1996 Everest Tragedy - One Survivor's Story

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