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A good read, but lacking practical advice
on 1 March 2013
An entertaining read, as with the other Jim Rogers books I've bought and read (Investment Biker, Adventure Capitalist, Bull in China). His personal story and travels are quite interesting, and I was intrigued by his move to Singapore, so it was good to see that written about in the book. While the book was interesting, engaging and enjoyable (I read it on a day off), I've felt I need to knock it down to three stars for one simple reason: while Jim Rogers argues that the West is going to hell in a handbasket (and he is probably right about that) there is very little practical advice on offer, apart from "move to China". I personally found that quite frustrating - kind of like telling someone their house is on fire and then not showing them where the fire escape is! I do hope Jim writes a more practical guide at some point in the future, although I realize that is a big ask. Still having said all that, it was a good book, not boring at all, and an entertaining read.