Review Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip
by JIM ROGERS
This is the story of Jim Rogers and his all-around-the-world trip with only his car. Dubbed as the “Indiana Jones of finance,” he takes a trip around the world to learn about the financial situations of many countries and places. Alongside his fiancée, Paige Parker, Jim traveled across 116 countries; some of them are Myanmar, Congo, Saudi Arabia, and more.
The best insight form the book is about how Jim and Paige looked at the world from the ground—the only exact point at which someone could see it for what it is economically, socially, and politically.
This book recounts the story of Jim and his fiancée Paige’s three-year trip around the world with only a car. Their experiences spanned across 116 countries with various cultures and perspective of the world. In this book, Jim recounts his encounters with various people, including border guards, black-market vendors, stockbrokers, a brothel owner, taxi drivers, merchants, and more. It narrates how Jim and Paige experienced the world from what it is, starting from the ground. It shows how two people learned the economic, political, and social state of varying cultures and the world as a whole. It mixes adventure, thriller, wisdom, and finance in one book.
About the Author
JIM ROGERS obtained an interest in baseball when he was five and began picking up bottles on the bleachers when the games ended. He won a scholarship to Yale and then went to college at Oxford. He served in the army then worked at Wall Street. He is a co-founder of the Quantum Fund, a global investment partnership. He began working on his portfolio and his lifelong dream of an around-the-world trip with only a motorcycle.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: 1999
- A YELLOW MERCEDES
- YOUNG TURKS
- THE COMING CATASTROPHE OF CENTRAL ASIA
- THE BEST CAPITALISTS ARE IN COMMUNIST CHINA
- A NEW ASIAN CRISIS: A SHORTAGE OF GIRLS
- DIGITAL MONGOLIA
- THE WEDDING
PART TWO: 2000
- INTO AFRICA
- MY BROKER IN GHANA
- WHIRLING DERVISHES
- ARABIAN NIGHTS
PART THREE: 2001
- SIXTY MILLION OF US WASH AWAY OUR SINS
- THE ROAD FROM MANDALAY
- PLAYING DETECTIVE IN LA PAZ
- MY FATHER’S GRAVE
- HOME AGAIN