Adventure Capitalist: A Conversation with Jim Rogers
May 12, 2017 | Episode #16
SINGAPORE -- In a wide-ranging interview, Thomas Fraser talks with legendary investor and world traveler Jim Rogers about investing in China, the future of North Korea, the quality of life in Singapore and philanthropy. Rogers describes several areas of investment he likes in China, including environmental cleanup, health care, tourism and agriculture. “I am bullish on agriculture everywhere, but especially in China,” he says. Rogers was the co-founder of the Quantum Fund.
In his book “Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip,” Rogers describes the around-the-world trip he made with his wife Paige Parker in a custom-made Mercedes-Benz. During their three year adventure, Rogers and Parker visited 116 countries and covered more than 245,000 kilometers, establishing a Guinness World Record. Rogers’ book can be read on several different levels: travelogue, investment tutorial, adventure story, a moment in history. What I find especially interesting about the book is how it illustrates how Rogers develops some very original investment insights through direct observation and experience.
Rogers is a natural educator and has been very generous over the years teaching a variety of audiences (business students, book readers, television audiences) about investing and how things are changing in different parts of the world. With our world becoming ever smaller and more closely interlinked, Rogers’ book demonstrates the importance of traveling and being on the ground in order to better understand people, cultures, governments and economies around the world. I highly recommend “Adventure Capitalist.”
Rogers is also the author of several additional excellent books, including “Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets” and “A Gift to My Children: A Father’s Lessons for Life and Investing.” "Adventure Capitalist" is published by Random House.