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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  1,236 ratings  ·  101 reviews
Drive . . . and grow rich!

The bestselling author of Investment Biker is back from the ultimate road trip: a three-year drive around the world that would ultimately set the Guinness record for the longest continuous car journey. In Adventure Capitalist, legendary investor Jim Rogers, dubbed “the Indiana Jones of finance” by Time magazine, proves that the best way to profit
Paperback, 392 pages
Published December 7th 2004 by Random House Trade Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2003)
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Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jim Rogers is famous Wall Street banker
From this book we can lot of world from his travelling across six continents
The journey in Africa which helps to know lot of information about this continent other than stereotypes information we see in typical media
Though his journey was 17 years ago still lot of information staying relevant
In this book .
Nov 02, 2010 rated it did not like it
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Jul 17, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not sure about this one...Rogers strikes me as a Wall-Street-wealthy know-it-all retiree on a worldwide joyride, ignoring his "best advice" about investing - know what you're buying, and know it cold - at every turn. Prancing through country after country in his custom yellow Mercedes, he rips off advice to governments about how to fix their problems as though he knows of what he speaks. That he doesn't is made abundantly clear in his pre-the-creation-of-the-euro pronouncement that the euro woul ...more
Dustan Woodhouse
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another entertaining romp around the world with Mr. Rogers. I am writing these words 12 years after reading the book, but I still recall it an an enjoyable if not informative read.
Yuni Amir
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A rather radical effort to understand how to make money in the capital markets all over the world.
Penny Ramirez
My notes from 2006: "economics biographical - weak ending" ...more
Aug 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Listened to this one with Ron, who had long ago read the author's "Investment Biker" book. We both liked this book for the most part. I found that I was wanting more from it...the travel and his insight into different and exotic locales was interesting but far too abbreviated. I kept wondering if I was listening to an abridged copy (I don't think so).

His opinion of Greenspan was shockingly blunt and harsh - perhaps the first time I've heard anyone slam the man so directly.

I'd like to know what
Sep 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
About 10 years old, but a really fun read about a cool trip around the world. Interesting insights from an investor about a lot of different countries.
Jul 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't take this book too seriously - it was a fun romp about a guy driving around the world, giving his take on things. I didn't always agree, and I wondered how limited he was - he would basically say "oh, I spoke to high placed guy" or "high placed guy wanted to see me" (it's always guys) - and well, given his reputation, I wonder how much of a real insight he received.

But of course, going through the mundane everyday conversations doesn't make a good book. All the same - this is a book pub
Mar 07, 2020 rated it liked it
I have Jim’s investment biker four stars, so naturally this one can only get one less. This journey compared to Jim’s bike journey a decade ago was longer and significantly more expansive. So a lot of it has been rushed through, but that’s the only way to write a 350 odd page book describing a 2 year journey. The adventure element is perhaps much less pronounced than the previous journey - especially when you have a crew following you all the way through filming you, interpreters joining you acr ...more
Sep 02, 2017 rated it liked it
This book is really a great escape because Rogers takes you around the world and makes sure to describe all the unique traits of each region. I particularly like how he was not doing simply touristy things but also living with the locals there. He is definitely quite brave for driving through war zones and jumping through all sorts of hoops through out his trip. His little bits of history are also interesting but sometimes lengthy.

I would suggest this book as a long term read. He gets quite repe
Sangam Agarwal
Dec 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you can't afford to travel whole world than read it. if you want to learn global investing read it.
if you are an IAS aspirant from India than you should read his review on india. Because indian text books will not give you that perspective. (in his first book he didn't tell about india ). He came in india 2001. He said indian don't know economics in 2016 and criticized indian budget 2019 saying they are buying vote which was right during corona virus crisis..
When you will read this book you
Mar 24, 2018 rated it liked it
This is not a book on investment. Jim Rogers is more of an thrill seeker, who coasts around the world dishing out advice on how other countries need to run their economies, with little understanding of the local cultures. I only read this book because I enjoyed two of his other books and envy his spirit for adventure. However, unlike "Investment Biker." This previous book about his motorbike trip around the world ended each chapter with a list of companies, and recommendations on buying them or ...more
Sep 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Generally a fun read but obviously reading it over a decade after it was written, many of the learnings no longer applied. Overall, he's got a great perspective on the markets, has a keen ability to read into what is happening or will happen in countries based on political and social happenings. And his travels also just make for fun storytelling. I would say I enjoyed much of his writing but didn't love the book and got bored at parts, but I suspect I'd have been more entertained if I'd been re ...more
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: english, owned
Follow the trip around the world of the adventure capitalist Jim Rogers and his wife in a yellow Mercedes car. It’s interesting to read his thoughts regarding culture and future of visited countries. 20 years after the expedition we can say he was right in almost all his visions.

Although sometimes it seems he aims a wannabe Hollywood story exaggerating some events, it’s an interesting road trip book to read.
Mar 20, 2021 rated it liked it
It's solidly in the ok range. It wasn't a terrible book, nor was it a great book. While his views on the various countries were interesting, I was hoping he would go in depth a bit more about them. And every conversation he documented was always with some highly placed person in government or finance. ...more
Alex Salo
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Entertaining read on travel, cultures, and investment. Recommend to all thrill seekers and adventurers. At times, Rogers sounds a bit too pretentious to my taste, but the fantastic content overwhelms that downside entirely.
Uģis Balmaks
Jan 02, 2020 rated it liked it
A fun listen while doing a much, much smaller scale road trip myself. The author shares his impressions of the various countries he visited with no hesitation. I like the style even though it is just one man's inevitably biased account. ...more
Jeroen Van de Crommenacker
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great book with lots of insight. Perhaps a bit dated now, but still fun and educational to read.
Esther Pierce
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
A bit dated now but still interesting, educational and absorbing. About far more than investing.
Jim Rogers is a big picture guy.
Elizabeth Reed
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Travel + Finance. If you like either of these, you will probably like this book.
Lewis Liew
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Looking at the world from the ground. Wished there was a sequel.
Mark Webster
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The book that started it all for me. I read it while traveling one summer at University.
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Read this in 2020 and many of the observations still seem relevant. A great travel book with a lot to learn from it especially the importance of adventure.
John Curtice
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
Good concept. Hope someone updates.
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Excellent sequel to Investment Biker. Demonstrates that adventure is available to anyone with the right mindset regardless of age.
Joel Gray
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was ok

Jim Rogers cofounded Quantum Fund, a global investment pship that rose 4000% in 10 years verse 50% for market. JR retired in 1980 aged 37. Then manages his own portfolio.

Rode the globe on motorbike for 2 years in 1990.
In 1999 did it in a car with his wife over 3 years.

That tourism was flourishing and being encouraged in China was an indicator of emerging capitalism .

Not only do the.Chinese work hard but they save 30% of what t
Dustin Flanary
Apr 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book, a great mix of a travel-log and economic and political commentary. As a former hedge fund investor Jim Rogers provides some fascinating insights on countries' economies and situations having traveled to them himself on the ground. Particularly interesting were his travels across all of Russia, the continent of Africa and some comments on South America as well.

page 84
"If I have a strength, it is the ability to look at Industry X or Country Y, on which everybody is reall
Alberto Lopez
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
Do you have children? How about grandchildren? While the book is not exactly a children book, it should be either read or at least explained to every little person in the family. Sure there are a few parts that may not be age appropriate, but this classic is the closest thing to a comprehensive description of the world of today. It is simply incredible to think that Jim actually drove to every single crevice our planet offers. I know Jim as one of the most brilliant investors of all times. It wo ...more
Jan 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
I read this book to get ideas on how to invest. It turned out to be a pretty fun travel book. Jim Rogers dubbed the “Indiana Jones of Investing” decided to drive around the world in a car after doing the same thing ten years ago. Last time he went along on a motorcycle; this time he took his fiancé, got married, and spent three years pursuing this idea.

This is a multi-millionaire and while investing was one of the major reasons to go on this trip, he wants to also experience life – life as the l
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James Beeland Rogers, Jr. is an American investor and author, currently based in Singapore. Rogers is the Chairman of Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests, Inc. He was the co-founder of the Quantum Fund with George Soros and creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI). He has travelled around t

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