Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets

Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets

by Jim Rogers
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Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets by Jim Rogers

Wall Street legend and bestselling author Jim Rogers offers investing insights and economic, political, and social analysis, drawing on lessons and observations from his lifetime in the markets. 

Jim Rogers, whose entertaining accounts of his travels around the world--studying the markets from Russia to Singapore from the ground up--has enthralled readers, investors and Wall Street aficionados for decades. In his engaging memoir Street Smarts, Rogers offers pithy commentary from a lifetime of adventure, from his early years growing up a naïve kid in Demopolis, Alabama, to his fledgling career on Wall Street, to his cofounding of the wildly successful Quantum Fund.

In Street Smarts, Rogers takes us through the highlights of his life in the financial markets, from his school days at Yale and Oxford--where despite the fact that he didn’t have enough money to afford the appropriate pair of shoes, he coxed the crew and helped to win the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race as well as the Thames Cup, the first of his three Guiness World Records--to his first heady taste of Wall Street in the mid-1960s, and his years helping to run the most successful hedge fund on Wall Street.

In the course of his new book, Rogers offers often surprising observations on how the world works–-and what trends he sees in the future. The age of Wall Street, Rogers claims, when the finance industry drove 25% of America’s growth, is over. Tomorrow’s economy will be driven by those who make things--food, energy, goods and consumables. He explains why Asia will be the dominant economic force in the twenty-first century, and discusses why America and the European Union are in decline, and what we need to do to right our economy and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307986092
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 151,389
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

JIM ROGERS cofounded the Quantum Fund 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.  In 2007, he moved his family to Singapore in the belief that the 21st century will be the century of Asia.  Rogers is the author of the bestsellers Investment Biker, Adventure Capitalist, Hot Commodities, A Gift to My Children, and A Bull in China.

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Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
IRONMAN3000 More than 1 year ago
I could not put the book down , you learn to so much of the U.S. investment market, and Jim does a great job of informing us of how investing in other growing economies like Singapore, bring a whole new world and challenge, and most important excitement of living in another country where people value education versus top colleges like Harvard and alike. He is a great person and he offers excellent advice about Life in general. I recommend this book to anybody who is looking for the best investment advise and how to approach the stock market. A Must read on your investment books collection!
Demetrius_Minos More than 1 year ago
This book is fast and enjoyable read. It is written in a simple style but relates ideas that are not simple. Jim gives a little peak into his life and blends his investment insights into some of the more recent relocation activities that has shaped his, and his familys’ life. As someone interested in world markets it is nice to gain insights from someone who is both successful and who has a broad view of things. If this is your interest, then this book will not disappoint. There are several ideas thought Americans should really take quite seriously if the American way of life has any chance of being preserved.
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