A Gift to My Children

A Gift to My Children

A Father's Lessons for Life and Investing

Book - 2009
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He's the swashbuckling world traveler and legendary investor who made his fortune before he was forty. Now the bestselling author of A Bull in China, Hot Commodities , and Adventure Capitalist shares a heartfelt, indispensable guide for his daughters (and all young investors) to find success and happiness. In A Gift to My Children , Jim Rogers offers advice with his trademark candor and confidence, but this time he adds paternal compassion, protectiveness, and love. Rogers reveals how to learn from his triumphs and mistakes in order to achieve a prosperous, well-lived life. For example:

* Trust your own judgment: Rogers sensed China's true potential way back in the 1980s, at a time when most analysts were highly skeptical of its prospects for growth.
* Focus on what you like: Rogers was five when he started collecting empty bottles at baseball games instead of playing.
* Be persistent: Coming to Yale from rural Alabama, and in over his head, Rogers never stopped studying and wound up with a scholarship to Oxford.
* See the world: In 1990, Rogers traveled through six continents by motorcycle, gaining a global perspective and learning how to evaluate prospects in rapidly developing countries such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China.
* Nothing is really new: anything deemed "innovative" or "unprecedented" is usually just overhyped, as in the case of the Internet or TV, airplanes, and railroads before it
* And not a bit off the subject, and very important: Boys will need you more than you'll need them!

Wise and warm, accessible and inspiring, A Gift to My Children is a great gift for all those just starting to invest in their futures.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2009.
ISBN: 9781400067541
Characteristics: xiv, 85 p. ;,21 cm.

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davidyap
Jan 23, 2018

A great book for life and investing. It teaches the importance of making your own decisions after evaluating the options and understanding the situation. The ability to not go with the flow, nor go with the crowd is important in beating the market and finding good buys in the market. His encouragement to his 2 daughters to make up their own minds and follow their own passions is encouraging. Very well thought out and an easy read.

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Armi
Apr 10, 2011

This should be the first book for any investor.

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mimide
Oct 15, 2010

A beautiful warm book, full of very good sound advise. Very easy to read.

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shirley97 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 15

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