Incredible journeys that shape the present & future of food & beverage industry

Written by Hema Reddy / October 15th, 2015

It feels good repeating the quote to anyone close by : “Be very worried and buy agriculture“. After all, I work in food. Yet, I didn’t have a fundamental understanding of the concept. So I read his books and got Jim Rogers to come on the show.

Jim Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros in 1973, helping lead the fund to a 4200% return before “retiring” at age 37. He is considered to be one of the greatest investors of all time.

Jim has a really strong understanding of history and using it to bet on the future. We talk about:

  • “Soon farmers will buy the Lamborghinis and they will employ ex wall street guys who will drive the tractors.”
  • The importance of food prices in world history and current social unrest
  • Why Jim’s adventure and world travel were a key catalyst to his success
  • Key historical patterns in agriculture
  • How farmers can protect themselves in bear markets
  • Countries with agricultural opportunities that can be targeted on a limited budget
  • How to monitor political situations and be on the forefront for new opportunities
  • The custom Mercedes that Jim Rogers used to set his 3rd Guinness World Record
  • Myanmar, formerly known as Burma

Selected links from the show:
Jim Rogers Official Website
Rogers International Commodity Index®
Street Smarts by Jim Rogers
A Gift to My Children by Jim Rogers

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