By Jim Rogers
From Publishers Weekly
Financier Rogers retired at 37 and motorcycled around the globe, turning the journey into the publication funding Biker, a hybrid of industrial recommendation and travelogue. That trip, notwithstanding, didn't squelch his wanderlust. rather than having fun with his sedate lifestyles 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 vehicle that plowed via snow, dust, sand and highways on each continent, Rogers's memoir of the adventure is its personal breed. even if Rogers writes, a long way too in brief, of life-changing occasions like getting married and listening to of his father's demise, the ebook has an unusual point of detachment. additionally, although Rogers stocks funding suggestion and observations in regards to the planet's political economies, his techniques are too common to function enterprise classes. the result's an event story with out center and a finance booklet with no enamel. Rogers attempts to make up for this through describing studies like consuming fried silkworms and observing prostitutes stuck within the world's intercourse alternate. frequently, notwithstanding, he chronicles prosaic information, 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 highway luck tale who has been referred to as "The Indiana Jones of Finance," as soon as turned around the planet on a bike, which landed him within the Guinness e-book of global documents and led to 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 together 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 observation at the political and old topography of those diversified international locations cuts via stereotypes to offer us a glimpse of the area how it fairly is, for higher or worse. it is a gutsy travelogue event from a man who shoots immediately from the hip, and it particularly hits the mark. David Siegfried
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