Review Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip
by JIM ROGERS
One good turn deserves another. And for critically-acclaimed author Jim Rogers, the journey has taken quite an interesting turn. The author went on a 3-year drive around the globe, probably setting a Guinness record, namely for the longest journey through a car.
What sets the book apart from other works found within the field of business and finance is that it drives at a truth rarely (if not at all) discussed: that the most efficient way to make a profit from the global market is to see it in its entirety—to go the extra mile.
What they called the “Millennium Adventure,” Rogers and his wife-to-be at that time, Paige Parker, went on a trip that started back on January 1st, 1999, across 116 countries. Many of the new countries that they have ventured into are those belonging to the Middle East, which is, of course, quite a sampler for countries with considerable growth and economic status.
Readers were enthralled to read about the couple’s exploits in unfamiliar terrains where they have stepped out of their comfort zone to immerse themselves fully in the culture and environment. This had permitted them to see the world for what it is: a cacophony of life and economy motivated by various forces.
Among the many conclusions that the author had made, here are what the readers found to be the more pertinent ones:
- The new commodity bull market has already picked up steam
- China has the 21st century by the horns
- Failure is the path of the Euro
- Angola is uncharted terrain for greater fortunes
- Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are mere scams
All in all, the readers found the book “Adventure Capitalist” to be provocative, bold, and, well, adventurous. It is a must-have for every businessman and trader.
About the Author
Time Magazine dubs Jim Rogers as the “Indiana Jones of finance.” He received a scholarship from Yale and attended Balliol College at Oxford. After serving the Army, he worked at Wall Street and went on to co-found the Quantum Fund, an investment partnership.
Table of Contents
- Part One: 1999
- A Yellow Mercedes
- Young Turks
- The Coming Catastrophe of Central Asia
- The Best Capitalist 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