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Chatting with Jim Rogers

The Business Method Podcast, Released on 2/26/19

We had some creative questions to ask Jim about life philosophy, influence and what he would tell his 20-year old self, but also dig into those questions about investing today, where the markets are headed, his long-term view of economies and we threw in a few questions that you guys sent in to us.

03:22: Jim Leaving the Backwoods of Alabama for the Ivy League and Wall Street
04:56: How Jim Defines Focus
06:50: Training Yourself to be Persistent
07:40: The Influence of Jim’s Peers at Yale
08:53: Jim’s Advice for Today’s Youth
10:12: Tipping Points for Jim’s Life
12:30: New Emerging Markets for the Next 10 Years
16:21: Jim on Agriculture and Pharma
19:01: What Jim Would Do if He Were 20 Years Old?
19:33: Jim on Machine Learning and it Impacting Investing
20:25: What Was Jim’s Worst Investment?
21:40: Hedging Against the Effects of Climate Change
22:48: The Next Crisis
26:29: Jim on Using Intuition
27:28: Jim on Influence
29:00: Changing America’s School System
30:17: What Does Jim Wish People Asked Him More Often?

Jim Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros in 1973, helping to steer the fund to a 4200% return before “retiring” at age 37. He is considered to be one of the greatest investors of all time. Rogers has made two record-setting journeys – once by motorcycle and once by car – and is in the Guinness Book of World Records for doing so. In between his frequent travels, he has served as a professor at Columbia University, started his own commodity index and is a frequent media commentator worldwide. Rogers has also authored six books. He currently lives in Singapore with his family. Jim has authored a half dozen books, including: Investment Biker: Around the World with Jim Rogers (NYTimes Bestseller), Adventure Capitalist, Hot Commodities (NYTimes Bestseller), A Bull in China, A Gift to My Children, and most recently, Street Smarts.

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