A Gift to My Children is anchored by the two basic rules Rogers invests---and lives---by. The first is that you have to see the world up close if you're going to understand how it works, and the second is that you must always question conventional wisdom. Using a mix of stories from his childhood in Alabama, as well as his experiences at Yale, Oxford, in the army, in his world travels, and over the course of his investing career, Rogers explains how he has applied these principles in his own life and why they have made him so wildly successful.
An accessible, entertaining, story-driven guide to a happy and successful life, A Gift to My Children will introduce Jim Rogers to a new generation.
©2009 Jim Rogers; (P)2009 Tantor
Very sound and excellent advice for the young people and for parents as well to listen as well so that they can let their children excel in what they were meant to do in life.
I love Sci Fi, science, nature, hiking, adventure and self improvement. Also, any good story will work as well.
Jim seems to want his kids to thrive in the future, and the steps he is taking to immerse them in other cultures will likely pay off. He is able to do things to expose his kids to other cultures that would be very difficult for the average American. It would be hard to move to a Chinese speaking country for someone who did not have the resources or job skills to find a job there. Still, he does have a good point in that you should prepare your kids for a more international worldview.
We get so caught up in our day to day, we forget about the world around us as a whole. Book makes you want to travel and study history, as well as, become an educated investor.
I have not read the print edition but I prefer audiobooks over printed books as I listen to them in my car.
The narrator was fine. I do wish the book had been read by Jim Rogers himself as the book is essentially a letter to his two daughters. Jim is a good speaker and I think it would have added a little extra to the book.
As a father with a young daughter I really liked this book. Its not the typical investment book from Jim Rogers but rather a heartfelt letter to his two young children with advice and his prediction of what the future may look like for them.
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