A Gift to My Children: A Father's Lessons for Life and Investing

A Gift to My Children: A Father's Lessons for Life and Investing

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by Jim Rogers
     
 

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He’s the swashbuckling world traveler and legendary investor who made his fortune before he was forty. Now the bestselling author of A Bull in China, Hot Commodities, and Adventure Capitalist shares a heartfelt, indispensable guide for his daughters (and all young investors) to find success and happiness. In A Gift to My Children, Jim Rogers

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He’s the swashbuckling world traveler and legendary investor who made his fortune before he was forty. Now the bestselling author of A Bull in China, Hot Commodities, and Adventure Capitalist shares a heartfelt, indispensable guide for his daughters (and all young investors) to find success and happiness. In A Gift to My Children, Jim Rogers offers advice with his trademark candor and confidence, but this time he adds paternal compassion, protectiveness, and love. Rogers reveals how to learn from his triumphs and mistakes in order to achieve a prosperous, well-lived life. For example:

• Trust your own judgment: Rogers sensed China’s true potential way back in the 1980s, at a time when most analysts were highly skeptical of its prospects for growth.
• Focus on what you like: Rogers was five when he started collecting empty bottles at baseball games instead of playing.
• Be persistent: Coming to Yale from rural Alabama, and in over his head, Rogers never stopped studying and wound up with a scholarship to Oxford.
• See the world: In 1990, Rogers traveled through six continents by motorcycle, gaining a global perspective and learning how to evaluate prospects in rapidly developing countries such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China.
• Nothing is really new: anything deemed “innovative” or “unprecedented” is usually just overhyped, as in the case of the Internet or TV, airplanes, and railroads before it
• And not a bit off the subject, and very important: Boys will need you more than you’ll need them!

Wise and warm, accessible and inspiring, A Gift to My Children is a great gift for all those just starting to invest in their futures.

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Praise for A GIFT TO MY CHILDREN
Hey Jim!
What a lovely, lovely book! (A Gift to My Children). Though I've read all you've written, this one really touched me. It is, of course, a love letter to your daughters, which is not only a wonderful, meaningful thing to do, but it was filled with exactly the kind of advice all fathers should give. Your new book will stay on my shelf for a long, long time, and I'll be giving it to my own kids to read. --Nicholas Sparks: Author of The Notebook, Dear John, and The Last Song

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400067541
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
375,951
Product dimensions:
8.14(w) x 5.76(h) x 0.62(d)

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Meet the Author

Jim Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund before he turned 30 and retired at age thirty-seven. Since then, he has served as a sometime professor of finance at Columbia University’s business school, and as a media commentator worldwide. He is the author of A Bull in China, Hot Commodities, Adventure Capitalist, and Investment Biker. He recently moved to Asia with his wife and daughters.

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A Gift to My Children: A Father's Lessons for Life and Investing 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
BTS_GHH More than 1 year ago
A light and thin perspective on life with a few interesting insights. This book would have been a good on-line article but doesn't make it as a book. At one point the author talks about buying what he thought was a real diamond in Africa only to find out later he had been taken for $500. This is exactly how I felt after spending money to buy this book. Take Jim's advice on investing -- wait to buy this book after the price comes down.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
This short bestseller by Jim Rogers, one of the world's most renowned investors, is in the form of a letter offering personal guidance and investment advice to his two young daughters. Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund with his partner, George Soros, and established a reputation as an authority on economics, investing and markets. In his 60s, he married for the second time and became a father. In this book - written in first person from "your father" with a slight, sweet undertone of talking down to the children's level - he tells his daughters many anecdotes about his experiences to illustrate old-fashioned nuggets of fatherly guidance. He recommends saving money, cultivating good habits, working hard, studying and thinking about the future. getAbstract suggests this book to anyone - including those two fortunate little girls - who would welcome a few paternal life-lessons, some good inside-business stories and a side dish of investment advice.
Anonymous 8 months ago
A NEW WAY OF THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX.
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Joyachiever More than 1 year ago
“A Gift To My Children” by Jim Rogers provides some quality insight from the author through the perspective of tailoring it to his daughters. There is helpful information such as refusing to let age stop a person from going after their goals, living life with at least one main dream in mind, and striving to work towards personal dreams regardless of the external circumstances that may emerge. “A Gift To My Children” by Jim Rogers is a quick read and is good for those who enjoy motivational tidbits.
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