By Jim Rogers
From Publishers Weekly
Financier Rogers retired at 37 and motorcycled all over the world, turning the journey into the ebook funding Biker, a hybrid of commercial suggestion and travelogue. That trip, notwithstanding, didn't 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 extreme 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 supposing Rogers writes, some distance too in short, of life-changing occasions like getting married and listening to of his father's dying, the ebook has an unusual point of detachment. additionally, although Rogers stocks funding recommendation and observations in regards to the planet's political economies, his innovations are too common to function company classes. the result's an experience story with out center and a finance publication with no enamel. Rogers attempts to make up for this via describing stories like consuming fried silkworms and looking at prostitutes stuck within the world's intercourse exchange. mostly, although, he chronicles prosaic information, like taking vehicle ferries and speaking to border guards, after which riffs on politics, funds, immigration and tradition.
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Rogers, a Wall highway luck tale who has been known as "The Indiana Jones of Finance," as soon as turned around the planet on a motorbike, which landed him within the Guinness ebook of global files and led to his first e-book, funding Biker (1994). In 1999 he set out on one other world-record force around the globe 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 international locations, lots of that are hardly ever 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 international list. Rogers' insightful observation at the political and ancient topography of those varied nations cuts via stereotypes to offer us a glimpse of the realm how it rather is, for larger or worse. it is a gutsy travelogue experience from a man who shoots directly from the hip, and it particularly hits the mark. David Siegfried
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