Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets by Jim RogersWall 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 two decades in such books as Investment Biker, Adventure Capitalist, Hot Commodities and A Bull In China . 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 the wildly successful Quantum Fund. Rogers always had a restless curiosity to experience and understand the world around him.
In Street Smarts, he 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. As a result of his extraordinary success with the Quantum Fund, Rogers was able to retire at the age of thirty-seven. Since then he has taught classes in finance at Columbia University, hosted television programs, and traveled the world seeing firsthand how revolutions in Chile affect coffee prices in Seattle, and how shortages of copper in Africa affect electricity brownouts in Ohio.
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. He explains why Asia will be the dominant economic force in the twenty-first century – and how he and his wife and two daughters moved to Singapore to prepare his family for the coming changes.. He discusses why America and the European Union are in decline, and what we need to do to right our economy and society. 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.
Regarded as one of the most astute investors Wall Street has ever known, Jim Rogers once again is at his acerbic and storytelling best.
Street Smarts : Adventures on the Road and in the Markets [Hardcover]
Many would laugh off such a question. But not investment legend Jim Rogers. Major changes in these two countries are among the most exciting things I see right now, looking to the future," he says in this book, arguing that both countries will eventually have to reform and open up under global pressure. And when that happens it will provide great opportunities to multiply wealth. Incidentally, Rogers was one of those who warned about the US housing bubble - which caused the financial meltdown - as early as However, North Korea and Myanmar will have to wait.
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Priority Shipping dispatches available items first. Click for more information on our Delivery Options. Investment legend and bestselling author Jim Rogers offers his insights on money and investing from a lifetime in the markets. Jim Rogers didn't grow up with a silver spoon in his mouth. A naive kid from Demopolis, Alabama, Rogers had a restless curiosity to experience the world.
I had been so smart I went broke. I did not know what the markets were capable of. The experience was a valuable one. It taught me how little I knew about markets. And it taught me a lot about myself. Later, during a brief tenure at Columbia University, I would share the lesson with students. Do not worry about failure, I would tell them.