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Book Summary- A Gift to My Children

Updated on February 5, 2016

In A Gift to My Children, legendary investor Jim Rogers advises the reader to trust their own judgment and focus on what they enjoy. He also advocates working hard, saving the world and being persistent. He has been successfully personally and professionally and explains how to do so. The value of this book is in getting into the head of someone so legendary in the investment world.

The author of the book is Jim Rogers. He is a very successful investor who retired at the age of thirty-seven. He has authored many best selling books on investing. He is also a professor of finance at Columbia University's Business School. Jim Rogers has become a legend in the investing world due to his foresight and common sense.

This good book is written to the author's two daughters. It is a collection of his wisdom that he draws from his life. The subject of investing is covered but is only one of many topics. The primary thrust of the book is advice on how to be successful in life. He gives his daughters many tidbits of wisdom that they can use well into the future. The appeal of the book lies in the fact that most people are not massively financially successful and wonder what those who are must tell their children about life.

The advice is presented in a simple way, yet it encapsulates profound principles. Sprinkled throughout the book is the author's views when it comes to investing. His mindset and the manner in which he makes investment decisions becomes clear to the reader. he advises his daughters to study history, philosophy and psychology as well as to stay up-to-date on current events.

The advice in this gem of a book is really wise and can revolutionize the readers life if the advice is applied. Jim Rogers is forward- seeing and is able to predict a great deal of what is yet to happen. This makes for very interesting reading. This is a nice book for someone who wants to get into investing but is a novice and is apprehensive. It will put the reader's mind at ease.

This book by Jim Rogers is very helpful for success in life and investing. It is a good book to encourage the readers to use their own minds and pursue a career to enjoy. He espouses traveling and staying up-to-date as being critically important. A Gift to My Children is a charming book that really delivers.


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    • Glenn Stok profile image

      Glenn Stok 2 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Very good short, and to the point, review of Jim Roger's book. It seems this could be a good book for investors who are just starting out with figuring out the markets.