Street Smarts by Jim Rogers audiobook

Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets

By Jim Rogers
Read by Michael Bybee

Random House Audio 9780307986078
7.35 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Buy it. We endorse it absolutely and enthusiastically.” Lou Dobbs, host of Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight
“More than his outsized wealth and contempt for those in power, though, it is Rogers’ knack for outsized fun that makes him seem worth knowing…Street Smarts shines when it conveys that zest.” USA Today
“There are almost no investment geniuses. The only ones I know of are Warren E. Buffett and John C. Bogle and Jim Rogers.” New York Times
Street Smarts is another great read from one of the most astute global investors of our time. With wisdom, humor, and amusing antidotes, the [Rogers] recounts his life’s experiences in a manner that is as entertaining as it is educational.” Peter D. Schiff, host of the Peter Schiff Radio Show and New York Times bestselling author of The Real Crash
“A satisfying combination of serious gusto and sharp thinking.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Jim Rogers

Author Bio: Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers cofounded The Quantum Fund and retired at age thirty-seven. Since then, he has served as a sometime professor of finance at Columbia University’s business school and as a media commentator worldwide. In 2007, he moved his family to Singapore in order to be at the epicenter of the new financial world order. He is the author of Investment Biker, Adventure Capitalist, Hot Commodities, A Gift to My Children, and A Bull in China.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 7.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English