Investment Biker; On the Road with Jim Rogers

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Legendary investor Jim Rogers gives us his view of the world on a twenty-two-month, fifty-two-country motorcycle odyssey in his bestselling business/adventure book, Investment Biker, which has already sold more than 200,000 copies.

Before you invest another dollar anywhere in the world (including the United States), read this book by the man Time magazine calls “the Indiana Jones of finance.”

Jim Rogers became a Wall Street legend when he ...

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Overview

Legendary investor Jim Rogers gives us his view of the world on a twenty-two-month, fifty-two-country motorcycle odyssey in his bestselling business/adventure book, Investment Biker, which has already sold more than 200,000 copies.

Before you invest another dollar anywhere in the world (including the United States), read this book by the man Time magazine calls “the Indiana Jones of finance.”

Jim Rogers became a Wall Street legend when he co-founded the Quantum Fund. Investment Biker is the fascinating story of Rogers’s global motorcycle journey/investing trip, with hardheaded advice on the current state and future direction of international economies that will guide and inspire investors interested in foreign markets.

Here is both a fascinating travelog and a cutting-edge guide to worldwide investment. Wall Street legend Jim Rogers tells the incredible story of his round-the-world journey on a motorcycle--a trip that helped him gain hundreds of shrewd insights into international investing.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Those wanting to make a killing on the Botswana stock exchange should pass up this book. Combining a travel narrative with economic advice, Rogers, who teaches business at Columbia, recounts his 20-month global motorcycle tour with his ``tall, leggy and blonde'' 23-year-old girlfriend, Tabitha. As the two pass through a region, he sizes up the local economy and recommends investment strategies. Often Rogers's tips seem on the mark, as in Eastern Europe and Asia. Yet for other places, Africa in particular, he appears uninformed. Predicting Zaire's imminent collapse, Rogers declares, ``Zaire hasn't had its civil war yet,'' ignoring the Congo crisis of 1960-1965. Such inaccuracies mar what is otherwise an entertaining and unique world tour. Overall, the intended breezy blend of business and travel instead feels like the zigzagging of a man who rarely leaves his preconceptions behind, no matter what lies in front of him. Author tour. (Aug.)
Library Journal
Rogers, a notable Wall Street financier/investor who retired at age 38 after making a fortune, is a born risk-taker. In 1990 he took the biggest risk of his life by setting out on a BMW motorcylce to circumnavigate the globe, accompanied by his girlfriend. The journey lasted 20 months; the couple traveled more than 60,000 miles across 51 countries on six continents. Why did Rogers do it? Quite simply, to see the world. He offers insightful commentary into the various places he visited both as a savvy tourist and a knowledgeable investor. He found several countries ripe for investment opportunities (notably China, South Africa, and New Zealand) and determined others, in the parlance of Wall Street, to be a "short sale." Some of his analysis is not original (e.g., his observations that the United States is becoming a "statist," quasisocialist state), but much of what he has to say is thought-provoking. Recommended for all public libraries with large nonfiction collections. [Previewed in Prepub Alert as The Real World, LJ 11/1/93.]-Richard Drezen, formerly with Merrill Lynch Lib., New York
David Rouse
There's something about a motorcycle that seems to arouse a rebellious freedom and maverick wanderlust. Accompanied by a friend, Rogers, a successful mutual-fund manager who retired before he turned 40 and continued to invest well on his own, recently completed a 20-month, 51-country, 57,354-mile around-the-world trek on a BMW bike. The result is this unique and first-rate travelogue. Rogers provides fascinating sketches of the people and places he visited, but in addition to--and sometimes in spite of--the colorful scenery, he also notes the per capita income, speculates on the future price of land, analyzes the local economy, and uncovers opportunities to be exploited. Throughout, Rogers rails against statism, preferring his economics like his travel: unfettered and freewheeling. Tales of Rogers' trip have already appeared in publications like "Barron's" and "Town and Country", so readers will be looking for this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679422556
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/16/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 401
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 1.31 (d)

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