By Jim Rogers
From Publishers Weekly
Financier Rogers retired at 37 and motorcycled all over the world, turning the journey into the e-book funding Biker, a hybrid of industrial suggestion and travelogue. That trip, besides the fact that, did not squelch his wanderlust. rather than having fun with his sedate existence educating finance, Rogers determined to take his fiancée and a souped-up Mercedes on a frighteningly severe highway journey: 3 years, 116 nations 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 though Rogers writes, a long way 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, even if Rogers stocks funding recommendation and observations in regards to the planet's political economies, his concepts are too common to function company 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 studies like consuming fried silkworms and gazing prostitutes stuck within the world's intercourse exchange. as a rule, although, he chronicles prosaic info, like taking automobile ferries and chatting with border guards, after which riffs on politics, funds, immigration and tradition.
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Rogers, a Wall road good fortune 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 ended in his first ebook, 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, lots of that are not often 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 international locations cuts via stereotypes to provide us a glimpse of the realm how it fairly is, for greater or worse. it is a gutsy travelogue experience from a man who shoots immediately from the hip, and it particularly hits the mark. David Siegfried
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Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Investor's Road Trip by Jim Rogers