Street Smarts

Street Smarts

Adventures on the Road and in the Markets

Book - 2013
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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.

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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