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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!
This book is really part two of Investment Biker. Rogers once again travels around the world. He reports on what is happening, both good and bad in a country. He gives great insights into the culture and economics of every place he visits. Rogers is not a Wall Street Pollyanna. He has been very public about the recent problems regarding the US economy. He also pulled all...
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3.0 out of 5 stars still mulling
i've read all the negative reviews. I agree there is something missing when you look at the world from just a limited economic and selfish perspective. His former business partner George Soros hit on an idea of "reflexivity". While mocked, I would agree that profiting from the blood on the streets lacks compassion. Jim Rogers provides astute insight to how countries...
Published on Sept. 4 2003 by Objective

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Right Road, May 21 2003
Betty Toole (Sausalito, CA USA) - See all my reviews
I received "Adventure Capitalist" from Amazon less than 48 hours ago and with many other things to do I have still managed to read over half of it. ... I find it a great read, especially for couch adventurers who can take vicarious pleasures in crossing Siberia, eating exotic food, and meeting 10 years later some of the characters introduced in "Investment Biker."
As to financial advice I disagree with Publisher's Weekly. I think Jim Rogers is right on target for what he gives the reader, if the reader really pays attention, is effective criteria for deciding where to invest: look at the currency at borders, watch the black market, internal and external debt, and bureaucracy. Way back in October when I heard Jim on CNBC, I listened, bought euros, and made enough to re do my kitchen. He does not specifically say buy, this or that, but by looking at economies in a fresh, common sense and "real way," from Russia to Japan to China to Korea, he does get to the heart of the matter.
Rogers has has updated the fascinating material from his website which chronicled his journey. The pictures on the web site really give a complete picture of the journey. However, hopping and skipping through the journey on the web site I missed some of the personal events. The book puts those personal events in context. There is enough of the personal saga in the book to engage the reader, but not enough to distract from the title of the book, "Adventure Capitalist." It is a fun adventure that everyone can take along with Jim
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5.0 out of 5 stars A delicious read, wish it was longer, May 20 2003
Victor Christianson (New York, New York USA) - See all my reviews
Jim Rogers serves up countless tantalizing stories of places visited with an investor's insights into each, blending a rich travelogue with a tantalizing diary of what looks investment-worthy and what looks scary. His worldview must be staggering. I think his job may be the best one in the travel, develop investment and business insights and then make investments based on those insights.
My only complaint is I wish he had written more about his research methods, about what he does in each new place to acquire those insights.
And his first-hand observations of where foreign aid really goes is shocking. If George Bush would read this he'd learn how he could stop wasting hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars a year in worthless foreign aid.
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