A Gift to My Children -A Father’s Lessons for Life and Investing

Rogers pulls on examples from his own life such as focusing on excelling in the things which you like to do – he was five when he started collecting empty bottles at baseball games instead of playing.

March 10, 2014 11:24 IST | India Infoline News Service
Title: A Gift to My Children -A Father’s Lessons for Life and Investing
Author: Jim Rogers
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Candour and confidence have been the hallmark of Jim Rogers whether he speaks, invests or writes. The pleasant surprise element comes in the form of paternal compassion and love in his latest offering A Gift to my Children: A Father’s Lessons for Life and Investing .

"Your father succeeded as an investor, but that doesn’t mean that you must be investors too. No one ever became a standout success by imitating others," the author advices his children.

This book is a heartfelt, indispensable guide written by legendary investor and bestselling author, Jim Rogers, for his daughters to find success and happiness in life. This book has a wide appeal among those who are keen to secure their financial futures as well as investors. In A Gift to my Children, Jim Rogers offers advice with his trademark candour and confidence, but with added paternal compassion and love. He reveals how to learn from past triumphs and mistakes in order to achieve a prosperous, well-lived life.

He also advises readers to trust your own judgement: Rogers sensed China’s true potential way back in the 1980s, at a time when most analysts were skeptical of its prospects for growth. Be persistent, he advises – coming to Yale from rural Alabama, and in over his head, Rogers never stopped studying and wound up with a scholarship from Oxford.

He even comments on war saying war has never been good for any nation, even the one that wins.

He predicts Mandarin will be the next global language and has got a Chinese tutor to ensure his children learn the language.

Another advice he gives is "Dedicate yourself to what you feel passionate about." He justifies by saying the "The least happy people I know are those stuck in jobs they don’t love; many can’t imagine giving up a paycheck."

He also touches on instances when he was wrong like a novice trader saying "Losing your perspective in the midst of the market panic is equivalent to losing your money in that market."

Nuggets of life’s truths germinated with real life experiences and of course the paternal concern makes this book not just a reading pleasure but also a gifting idea. And if you don’t believe his book, as he says, "Do not rely on books; go and see the world."

In 1990, Rogers travelled 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.

About the Author:

Jim Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund before he turned thirty 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. He is the best-selling author of A Bull in China, Hot Commodities, Adventure Capitalist, and Investment Biker. He recently moved to Asia with his wife and daughters.

About Wiley:

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for over 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Since 1901, Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 350 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Chemistry, Physics and Peace.

Our core businesses include scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade publishes books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and websites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia. The Company's website can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.

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