Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Investor's Road Trip by Jim Rogers

By Jim Rogers

From Publishers Weekly

Financier Rogers retired at 37 and motorcycled around the globe, turning the journey into the e-book 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 made up our minds to take his fiancée and a souped-up Mercedes on a frighteningly excessive highway 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, some distance too in short, of life-changing occasions like getting married and listening to of his father's demise, the publication has an unusual point of detachment. additionally, even supposing Rogers stocks funding suggestion and observations in regards to the planet's political economies, his techniques are too normal to function enterprise classes. the result's an experience story with no middle and a finance e-book with no the teeth. Rogers attempts to make up for this through describing reviews like consuming fried silkworms and staring at prostitutes stuck within the world's intercourse exchange. usually, notwithstanding, he chronicles prosaic info, like taking motor vehicle ferries and chatting with border guards, after which riffs on politics, funds, immigration and tradition.
Copyright 2003 Reed company details, Inc.

From Booklist

Rogers, a Wall highway good fortune tale who has been referred to as "The Indiana Jones of Finance," as soon as rotated the planet on a bike, which landed him within the Guinness publication of worldwide files and led to his first booklet, funding Biker (1994). In 1999 he set out on one other world-record force worldwide in a custom-built yellow Mercedes convertible along with his fiancee, Paige Parker. beginning out in Iceland, the journey took 3 years and encompassed 116 nations, a lot 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 international list. Rogers' insightful remark at the political and historic topography of those different nations cuts via stereotypes to offer us a glimpse of the realm how it relatively is, for higher or worse. this can be a gutsy travelogue experience from a man who shoots immediately from the hip, and it fairly hits the mark. David Siegfried
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As he lighted one he was conscious that the door to the inner cabin had opened. He turned, to meet Juliana Salcedo y Monies. And amazement grew within him. CHAPTER IV. CANAUGHAN BARGAINS. GERALD DESMOND had as much knowledge of women as the next man, and was always willing to learn more. As he looked at Juliana Salcedo he realized that she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen; exotically beautiful, yet marked with the golden hair and gray eye of the purest Spanish blood. Her gown of palest green island silk accentuated her high coloring, the rich curves of cheek and arm and figure.

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