Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Investor's Road Trip

Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Investor's Road Trip

Jim Rogers

From Publishers Weekly

Financier Rogers retired at 37 and motorcycled world wide, turning the journey into the booklet funding Biker, a hybrid of commercial suggestion and travelogue. That trip, even if, did not squelch his wanderlust. rather than having fun with his sedate lifestyles instructing finance, Rogers determined to take his fiancée and a souped-up Mercedes on a frighteningly excessive street journey: 3 years, 116 nations and 152,000 miles. just like the motor 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, a ways too in brief, of life-changing occasions like getting married and listening to of his father's dying, the publication has an unusual point of detachment. additionally, although Rogers stocks funding recommendation and observations in regards to the planet's political economies, his concepts are too common to function enterprise classes. the result's an event story with out middle and a finance e-book with no the teeth. Rogers attempts to make up for this via describing reviews like consuming fried silkworms and staring at prostitutes stuck within the world's intercourse alternate. regularly, although, he chronicles prosaic info, like taking motor vehicle ferries and chatting with border guards, after which riffs on politics, cash, immigration and tradition.
Copyright 2003 Reed company details, Inc.

From Booklist

Rogers, a Wall highway luck tale who has been referred to as "The Indiana Jones of Finance," as soon as rotated the planet on a motorbike, which landed him within the Guinness e-book of worldwide documents and led to his first e-book, funding Biker (1994). In 1999 he set out on one other world-record force worldwide 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 nations, lots of that are not often visited, in a continuing swath throughout Europe, the previous Soviet Republic, China, Africa, the center East, and the Americas. nobody had ever pushed overland following those routes, a complete of 152,000 miles, one other Guinness global list. Rogers' insightful observation at the political and ancient topography of those diversified international locations cuts via stereotypes to provide us a glimpse of the area how it quite is, for larger or worse. it is a gutsy travelogue event from a man who shoots directly from the hip, and it relatively hits the mark. David Siegfried
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