Street Smarts

Adventures on the Road and in the Markets
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.35 hours)
Product Number: Z100029743
Released: Feb 05, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780385360289
Narrator/s: Michael Bybee
Publisher: Books on Tape
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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 naIve 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.

Author(s): Jim Rogers
Original Publish Date: Feb 05, 2013

All formats/editions

Author(s): Jim Rogers
Product Number EB00152715
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Currency
ISBN: #9780307986092

Professional reviews

"Not your typical financial title, this book is part personal story and part market analysis, told in a rich tenor filled with feeling. Both the work itself and its narration style are unusual for business-related titles, but in this case they work to the advantage of listeners. Narrator Michael Bybee is an excellent choice for this rags-to-riches story of an American who makes history at Oxford University and shares his adventures freely, along with advice about global markets. Bybee moves easily between historical information about the stock market and accounts of Rogers's marriage. Bybee shares both story lines in a friendly, casual manner that keeps one listening even through the complicated details about hedge funds. M.R. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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