TWO OF A KIND

Mr Rogers chimes in with his two cents.

The Peak (Singapore) - - The Hot Seat -

WHAT WAS JIM’S RE­AC­TION WHEN YOU TOLD HIM YOU WANTED TO WRITE YOUR VER­SION OF EVENTS?

PARKER: He said do it, go for it. He was very en­cour­ag­ing.

ROGERS: Be­cause there were many times when I’d re­mem­ber some­thing and she’d say, “What are you talk­ing about?” and she would re­call some­thing and I would say, “Was I on the same trip?” When you spend three years to­gether on the road, you re­mem­ber dif­fer­ent things, so I thought it was a good idea.

WHAT WERE SOME OF THESE MO­MENTS?

PARKER: Jim just got back from Vladi­vos­tok this morn­ing and met this gen­tle­man we’d en­coun­tered on the road trip. Jim re­mem­bers our time with him but I don’t re­mem­ber the man at all.

ROGERS: The only beer we could get in Rus­sia for three months was his beer, and we drank gal­lons of it and she doesn’t even re­mem­ber. PARKER: I re­mem­ber the beer.

WHAT DID YOU THINK OF AD­VEN­TURE CAP­I­TAL­IST?

PARKER: One of the rea­sons I love Jim so much is that he’s a re­nais­sance man. He cov­ered travel and our re­la­tion­ship and the geopo­lit­i­cal, and he brought it al­to­gether so beau­ti­fully. It was great but, still, it wasn’t my story. He loved to go to the stock ex­change and find out about dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies, but for me it was about go­ing to the women’s mar­ket, a school, or maybe an or­phan­age. So I love what he did and I love what I’ve done.

HAS THE WORLD CHANGED IN THE WAY YOU EX­PECTED SINCE AD­VEN­TURE CAP­I­TAL­IST?

ROGERS: I got some things right, like the rise of China, and the rise of Asia in gen­eral. I even wrote about Sin­ga­pore at some length but I didn’t think when I was writ­ing it that I would be liv­ing here in 2018.

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO NOW?

ROGERS: I’ve never been to Chad so I want to go. I have no idea what’s there. I wouldn’t mind see­ing more of Iran and North Korea, too. PARKER: What about the Mal­dives? (Jim chuck­les.) It’s a fam­ily joke. We all want to go but Jim is cer­tainly not a beach re­sort per­son.

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