Wall 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 decades. 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 of the wildly successful Quantum Fund.
In Street Smarts, Rogers 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.
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. 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. He explains why Asia will be the dominant economic force in the twenty-first century, and discusses why America and the European Union are in decline, and what we need to do to right our economy and society.
Loved it. Easy to read and right on point. What a great perspective, I invite every politician and lobbyist to read this book. Maybe they will get a clue as to how they are destroying this country.
Finally some truth about finance and life
without some self seeking motives. Jim is honestly trying to educate and help people see the trees through the forest. I wish he was our President.
If you could pick one person to have a conversation with, Jim Rogers would be the person!
Jim has a way of summarizing where America currently fits into the competitive landscape of the world we live in. This book is a series of interesting views on history and the changes that have, and are currently taking place in the world. He has traveled extensively and seen firsthand many of the interesting changes that are taking place in Asia. I'm glad he shares his knowledge in the books he writes!