By Jim Rogers
From Publishers Weekly
Financier Rogers retired at 37 and motorcycled world wide, turning the journey into the booklet funding Biker, a hybrid of industrial recommendation and travelogue. That trip, even if, did not squelch his wanderlust. rather than having fun with his sedate lifestyles instructing finance, Rogers determined to take his fiancée and a souped-up Mercedes on a frighteningly severe highway journey: 3 years, 116 international locations and 152,000 miles. just like the vehicle 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 loss of life, the ebook has an unusual point of detachment. additionally, although Rogers stocks funding suggestion and observations concerning the planet's political economies, his concepts are too basic to function enterprise classes. the result's an experience story with no center and a finance ebook with no the teeth. Rogers attempts to make up for this via describing reports like consuming fried silkworms and looking at prostitutes stuck within the world's intercourse exchange. customarily, even though, he chronicles prosaic information, like taking motor vehicle ferries and speaking to border guards, after which riffs on politics, cash, immigration and tradition.
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Rogers, a Wall highway luck tale who has been referred to as "The Indiana Jones of Finance," as soon as turned around the planet on a motorbike, which landed him within the Guinness e-book of global files and led to his first booklet, 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, lots of that are infrequently 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 global checklist. Rogers' insightful statement at the political and ancient topography of those various nations cuts via stereotypes to offer us a glimpse of the realm how it fairly is, for larger or worse. it is a gutsy travelogue event from a man who shoots directly from the hip, and it fairly hits the mark. David Siegfried
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