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

By Jim Rogers

ISBN-10: 0812967267

ISBN-13: 9780812967265

From Publishers Weekly

Financier Rogers retired at 37 and motorcycled world wide, turning the journey into the e-book funding Biker, a hybrid of industrial recommendation and travelogue. That trip, despite the fact that, did not squelch his wanderlust. rather than having fun with his sedate lifestyles educating finance, Rogers made up our minds to take his fiancée and a souped-up Mercedes on a frighteningly excessive highway journey: 3 years, 116 international locations and 152,000 miles. just like the automobile that plowed via snow, dust, sand and highways on each continent, Rogers's memoir of the adventure is its personal breed. even if Rogers writes, a ways too in brief, of life-changing occasions like getting married and listening to of his father's dying, the booklet has an unusual point of detachment. additionally, although Rogers stocks funding suggestion and observations concerning the planet's political economies, his recommendations are too basic to function enterprise classes. the result's an experience story with no center and a finance e-book with out the teeth. Rogers attempts to make up for this through describing reports like consuming fried silkworms and observing prostitutes stuck within the world's intercourse alternate. quite often, although, he chronicles prosaic information, like taking automobile ferries and speaking to border guards, after which riffs on politics, cash, immigration and tradition.
Copyright 2003 Reed enterprise info, Inc.

From Booklist

Rogers, a Wall highway good fortune tale who has been known as "The Indiana Jones of Finance," as soon as rotated the planet on a bike, which landed him within the Guinness booklet of global documents and led to his first ebook, funding Biker (1994). In 1999 he set out on one other world-record force world wide 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 not often visited, in a continuing 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 list. Rogers' insightful remark at the political and historic topography of those assorted international locations cuts via stereotypes to offer us a glimpse of the realm how it particularly is, for higher or worse. it is a gutsy travelogue event from a man who shoots instantly from the hip, and it rather hits the mark. David Siegfried
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I shall never manage, I shall never learn, I thought, and dreamed of freedom. You took great pains with me, kept a close eye—much more than other fathers. Before every test that we wrote in school, you stood at the school gate before school began or in the long break and asked for the most important words, crammed difficult Latin constructions into me yet again, lest I forgot anything. But during the test I sat with my mind as blank as a bare wooden board. You even kept watch over my German, a subject that I enjoyed and got good marks for.

Only the most important documents and papers had been wrapped in oilpaper and buried in a metal box. ” was the title of the “story of the coming rescue” that Father wrote on completing his medical studies, after which, according to the documents he kept, he had “impeccably demonstrated his solidarity with the campaigns in Oberschlesien in 1921 and Rhein-Ruhr in 1922 to 1923 as a member of the People’s Brigades”—that is, as a member of the Ehrhardt Brigade—and then of the Sturmabteilung 520, whose commander was Rudolf Hess.

It was only when you stopped right in front of the town that you realized that it had not been taken—that you were ahead of the German front line. And weren’t you afraid then? The townspeople, thinking that you were the vanguard of more German troops, hoisted white flags and gave up the town without a fight. You declared yourself commander of the place, left some of your men behind there, and proceeded onward. That was how, on 6 April 1941, you broke the main line of resistance at Marburg on the Drau.

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