Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Investor's Road Trip

Jim Rogers


From Publishers Weekly

Financier Rogers retired at 37 and motorcycled around the globe, turning the journey into the publication funding Biker, a hybrid of commercial recommendation and travelogue. That trip, although, didn't squelch his wanderlust. rather than having fun with his sedate existence instructing finance, Rogers determined to take his fiancée and a souped-up Mercedes on a frighteningly extreme street journey: 3 years, 116 international locations and 152,000 miles. just like the vehicle that plowed via snow, dust, sand and highways on each continent, Rogers's memoir of the adventure is its personal breed. even though Rogers writes, some distance too in brief, of life-changing occasions like getting married and listening to of his father's loss of life, the booklet has an unusual point of detachment. additionally, even supposing Rogers stocks funding recommendation and observations concerning the planet's political economies, his options are too basic to function enterprise classes. the result's an experience story with out middle and a finance publication with no enamel. Rogers attempts to make up for this through describing stories like consuming fried silkworms and looking at prostitutes stuck within the world's intercourse exchange. customarily, notwithstanding, he chronicles prosaic information, like taking automobile ferries and chatting with border guards, after which riffs on politics, funds, immigration and tradition.
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From Booklist

Rogers, a Wall road good fortune tale who has been referred to as "The Indiana Jones of Finance," as soon as turned around the planet on a motorbike, which landed him within the Guinness booklet of global documents and ended in his first publication, funding Biker (1994). In 1999 he set out on one other world-record force around the globe in a custom-built yellow Mercedes convertible together with his fiancee, Paige Parker. beginning out in Iceland, the journey took 3 years and encompassed 116 international locations, lots of that are hardly visited, in a continual swath throughout Europe, the previous Soviet Republic, China, Africa, the center East, and the Americas. not anyone had ever pushed overland following those routes, a complete of 152,000 miles, one other Guinness global checklist. Rogers' insightful statement at the political and old topography of those assorted international locations cuts via stereotypes to provide us a glimpse of the realm how it rather is, for greater or worse. this can be a gutsy travelogue event from a man who shoots immediately from the hip, and it quite hits the mark. David Siegfried
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