By Jim Rogers
From Publishers Weekly
Financier Rogers retired at 37 and motorcycled around the globe, turning the journey into the booklet funding Biker, a hybrid of industrial suggestion and travelogue. That trip, although, didn't 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 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, some distance too in short, of life-changing occasions like getting married and listening to of his father's demise, the ebook has an unusual point of detachment. additionally, even supposing Rogers stocks funding suggestion and observations in regards to the planet's political economies, his options are too normal to function enterprise classes. the result's an experience story with out middle and a finance booklet with no tooth. Rogers attempts to make up for this by way of describing reports like consuming fried silkworms and gazing prostitutes stuck within the world's intercourse exchange. typically, although, he chronicles prosaic info, like taking motor vehicle ferries and chatting with border guards, after which riffs on politics, cash, 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 bike, which landed him within the Guinness e-book of global documents and ended in his first publication, funding Biker (1994). In 1999 he set out on one other world-record force around the globe in a custom-built yellow Mercedes convertible together with his fiancee, Paige Parker. beginning out in Iceland, the journey took 3 years and encompassed 116 international locations, 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. nobody had ever pushed overland following those routes, a complete of 152,000 miles, one other Guinness global checklist. Rogers' insightful remark at the political and old topography of those various international locations cuts via stereotypes to offer us a glimpse of the realm how it rather is, for higher or worse. it is a gutsy travelogue experience from a man who shoots directly from the hip, and it relatively hits the mark. David Siegfried
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