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- Listening Length: 12 hours and 4 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Books on Tape
- Audible.com Release Date: July 28, 2004
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0002SQST2
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Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Investor's Road Trip Audiobook – Unabridged
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Do you know how Africa's geography will most likely change within the next two decades? Wonder how Apartheid is progressing in South Africa? The best African country to vacation in, and why? The freedom in China that we never hear about? The "feed the children" programs, and how they are corrupted once they ARRIVE in Africa?
I've focuses in on Africa here, but that's what I found most interesting. Again, you will not become an expert currency trader here, but you will attain valuable insight into world affairs.
First of all, the writing is very choppy - short sentences and the focus constantly jumps around. Often only a couple of sentences are given to support an opinion (he states that Calcutta is a great place and that the guidebooks are all wrong, then supports that statement with a very short paragraph about how some prostitutes there were organizing a worker's union to improve their life, then it was off to the next place). Some of his statements are naive and obviously solely based on his brief and random interactions with a few people in the countries that he visited.
I would have preferred greater separation between his observations as a traveller and his observations as a succesful investor. As it is, I came off with the feeling that his succes was based on pure luck..which is wrong I know but he should have represented himself better.
On the positive side the author does give a few well placed insights into where things are going wrong today in terms of aid to poor nations, and foreign policy to our enemies.
Following Jim's web leads I bought this book and his previous book of travelling on the bike.
The books glued me on the chair for many fun reading hours. It brought me to the world that I never could go and imagen. Europe, Eurosia, Asia, Siberia, Africa, S. America... All facinates me. His first hand investigative way to understand the economic status of each country makes those wall street analysts in the dust. For those who can not travel, do not have means to travel but wants to know what is happening in those countries, these two books provide an entry to explorations. If any one looks for a tip what to invest, this book probably will disappoint you. It does not provide much of that but fresh perspective to see the world.
Get ready what Rogers has to say on "why thew whole world should operate without passports", "why one should hire Cubans risking their lives trying to escape Cuba", or "on the history of over-extension of empires such as Great Britain, Spain or the USA".
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