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