By EW Staff
Updated September 16, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT

Investment Biker: On the Road With Jim Rogers

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Investment Biker: On the Road With Jim Rogers (Random House, $25) What’s a high-powered American investment expert doing circling the world on a motorcycle, eating locusts in Zaire, giving advice on how to trade currency on the black market, and visiting places with names like Titicaca (a Peruvian mountain lake, home to a tricolored 20-inch frog)? Rogers, a popular Columbia University finance professor who dislikes traditional business schools, takes along the love of his life, Tabitha (who wrecks her motorcycle often enough to be an international menace), on this global mototrek that includes an Irish biker gang offering mechanical aid, ubiquitous greedy bureaucrats, and Tabitha’s near collision with a kangaroo. A touch of ego blemishes this unique travelogue, but it’s balanced by Rogers’ charm and incisive financial commentaries-such as why Zimbabwe is doomed, why Chile succeeded, why freedom can sometimes hurt investments, and why the U.S. will ride or fall on what we (or Rogers) learn from everyplace else. A-DAB

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