Street Smarts

Street Smarts

Adventures on the Road and in the Markets

Book - 2013
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"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.In his entertaining and enlightening new book, Street Smarts, he takes us through the highlights of his life spent in the financial markets, from his early years at Yale and Oxford, to his first taste of Wall Street in the late 1960s. With George Soros, he cofounded the Quantum Fund, and as a result of its extraordinary success, was able to retire at the age of 37.Since then he has traveled the world seeing firsthand how revolutions in Chile affect coffee prices in Iowa, and how shortages of copper in Africa affect electricity brownouts in Ohio. In an engaging and story driven narrative, Rogers, bestselling author of Investment Biker, Adventure Capitalist, Hot Commodities and A Bull in China , offers his often surprising observations and lessons on how the financial world works. He explains why Asia will be the dominant economic force in the 21st century; why America and Europe are in decline; and what we need to do to right our economy. The age of Wall Street, when finance drove 25% of America's growth, is ov
Publisher: New York : Crown Business, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307986078
Branch Call Number: Business & Career 332.6 Rog


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Mar 13, 2013 Although not born to wealth, the author sure has taken up the cause of the one percenters, if there is such a thing? Not too many of us get to Oxford, or start with a reputable New York firm. Generalities abound, in this easy read, no references, yet we are expected to give credence to his beliefs, pronouncments etc.
He actively desparages America, and tells all, he is moving to Singapore (yet keeps a job at Columbia U.) -- Singapore is one of the most perverse nanay states known, with a represive, gallows using government focused on drivbing young people out of the island nation.....but lots of free stuff for this capitalist?
Entertaining at least. There's something for everyone; Liberal Arts grads will like his treatment of studies in philosophy and history, Politicians might not like him at all,
The skeptical reader is best left reading something else.


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