By Jim Rogers
From Publishers Weekly
Financier Rogers retired at 37 and motorcycled around the globe, turning the journey into the ebook funding Biker, a hybrid of industrial suggestion and travelogue. That trip, in spite of the fact that, didn't squelch his wanderlust. rather than having fun with his sedate existence instructing finance, Rogers made up our minds to take his fiancée and a souped-up Mercedes on a frighteningly excessive street journey: 3 years, 116 nations and 152,000 miles. just like the motor 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, a long way too in short, of life-changing occasions like getting married and listening to of his father's loss of life, the e-book has an unusual point of detachment. additionally, even supposing Rogers stocks funding suggestion and observations concerning the planet's political economies, his innovations are too common to function company classes. the result's an event story with no middle and a finance booklet with out enamel. Rogers attempts to make up for this by way of describing studies like consuming fried silkworms and looking at prostitutes stuck within the world's intercourse alternate. ordinarily, even though, he chronicles prosaic info, like taking automobile ferries and chatting with border guards, after which riffs on politics, cash, immigration and tradition.
Copyright 2003 Reed enterprise details, Inc.
Rogers, a Wall highway good fortune tale who has been known as "The Indiana Jones of Finance," as soon as turned around the planet on a bike, which landed him within the Guinness booklet of global documents and ended in his first e-book, funding Biker (1994). In 1999 he set out on one other world-record force all over the world 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 infrequently 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 international list. Rogers' insightful statement at the political and historic topography of those varied international locations cuts via stereotypes to offer us a glimpse of the realm how it relatively is, for greater or worse. it is a gutsy travelogue event from a man who shoots instantly from the hip, and it particularly hits the mark. David Siegfried
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