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Rich Dad, Poor Dad (German) Paperback – January 1, 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Goldmann TB (January 1, 2007)
  • Language: German
  • ISBN-10: 3442217784
  • ISBN-13: 978-3442217786
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.1 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad - the international runaway bestseller that has held a top spot on the New York Times bestsellers list for over six years - is an investor, entrepreneur and educator whose perspectives on money and investing fly in the face of conventional wisdom. He has, virtually single-handedly, challenged and changed the way tens of millions, around the world, think about money.In communicating his point of view on why 'old' advice - get a good job, save money, get out of debt, invest for the long term, and diversify - is 'bad' (both obsolete and flawed) advice, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage.Rich Dad Poor Dad ranks as the longest-running bestseller on all four of the lists that report to Publisher's Weekly - The New York Times, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today - and was named "USA Today's #1 Money Book" two years in a row. It is the third longest-running 'how-to' best seller of all time.Translated into 51 languages and available in 109 countries, the Rich Dad series has sold over 27 million copies worldwide and has dominated best sellers lists across Asia, Australia, South America, Mexico and Europe. In 2005, Robert was inducted into Hall of Fame as one of that bookseller's Top 25 Authors. There are currently 26 books in the Rich Dad series.In 2006 Robert teamed up with Donald Trump to co-author Why We Want You To Be Rich - Two Men - One Message. It debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestsellers list.Robert writes a bi-weekly column - 'Why the Rich Are Getting Richer' - for Yahoo! Finance and a monthly column titled 'Rich Returns' for Entrepreneur magazine.Prior to writing Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert created the educational board game CASHFLOW 101 to teach individuals the financial and investment strategies that his rich dad spent years teaching him. It was those same strategies that allowed Robert to retire at age 47.Today there are more that 2,100 CASHFLOW Clubs - game groups independent of the Rich Dad Company - in cities throughout the world.Born and raised in Hawaii, Robert Kiyosaki is a fourth-generation Japanese-American. After graduating from college in New York, Robert joined the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam as an officer and helicopter gunship pilot. Following the war, Robert went to work in sales for Xerox Corporation and, in 1977, started a company that brought the first nylon and Velcro 'surfer wallets' to market. He founded an international education company in 1985 that taught business and investing to tens of thousands of students throughout the world.  In 1994 Robert sold his business and, through his investments, was able to retire at the age of 47. During his short-lived retirement he wrote Rich Dad Poor Dad.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RJ Bookman on November 6, 2011
Format: Paperback
This is a fantastic book and last I heard it became the best selling book of all time in its category and I can see why. It is a perfect example about how we are "trained" to think about money. One dad had a really good "job" as a school administrator and his friends dad was an entrepreneur who teaches both of them hard lessons about money. Until I read this book I was completely lacking in one part of my "goal-setting" and this book helped me put it in perspective. Real wealth is when you have enough assets paying for your cost of living with dividends, interest or cash flow without touching the original asset. So I made a goal to have a specific dollar amount of assets spinning off a certain return and set off for the financial goal. Before this book, somehow I was not clear on something so important.
He also explains it to you like a third grader what the difference is between a "liability" and an "asset" which sadly, most people don't know.
This book is timeless and should be required reading for everyone (especially High-School kids). Seriously one of the best of all time and a must read. I have probably purchased 8 copies over time and handed them out.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Wall O' Books on July 24, 2011
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I state that financial auditors shouldn't read this book because it goes against what they are taught. SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY!!! The only thing is, we don't live in a safe world, so how does money go against the norm? ("A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for." - Grace Murray Hopper)

Also, this book is for people WILLING (not just hoping) to get out of their financial problems. If you are looking to become financially fit, talk to someone who is there, not your broke uncle, or financial auditor who is struggling to get by also. If you take advice about money from someone, look to see how well off they are, if they aren't... walk away. Point is, don't complain that nothing is working for you, when you haven't done anything to help yourself.

I have done many things that were recommended, and, slowly, but surely, things are picking up little by little. If wishes were kisses...
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By DPR on November 27, 2011
Format: Paperback
We all like money.
This book was a difficult read; I felt it was too drawn out but the message is worth the difficult read. This book was recommended because it is supposed to teach us how to manage finances and the power of money. The more I thought about what was written the more curious I was to see whom it was written for. If you are a goal oriented individual this book will work for you, but we don't live in a world where our goals are same as others. I understand the intentions of this book and its importance toward finance. The book is all about training your brain to think a certain way to make money. Let's face it, most of us didn't grow up rich and everyday our parents and grandparents didn't talk about money at the dinner table. With that said, I did hear talks about money but never when kids were around. That's exactly the opposite of what this book suggests, talk money around the kids so they understand and mold their minds to think a certain way. Who else will teach their kids about money than their own family? This book on the other hand is teaching the adults to rewire their brains to talk about money with their kids and teach them about assets and liabilities. I recommend this book not because it's easy to read but because it is something people need to think about and know about.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Focused on January 17, 2012
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Read the book and form your own opinions. Don't listen to the negative reviews. People think that by reading this book they will get all the answers to wealth and success. That's not how it works. You have to take the principles and teachings and put them to use in your own life. Robert didn't intend to hold your hand and guide you every step of the way. He intended to give you the necessary knowledge and principles he believes will guide you to success. This is a great read. I definitely recommend this book. All my kids will be reading this as well.
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Anyone who enjoys personal finance books has read or should read Rich Dad Poor Dad. This classic has transformed many people’s lives and is still working its magic on all of us.

The book starts with a parable about Robert’s personal life and his two dads. His own father, a well educated university professor who struggled financially all his life, and the father of his childhood best friend who had very little formal education but who became one of the most successful business people in Hawaii.

Robert sought the mentorship of his rich dad and through that mentorship he learnt the importance of self education and the accumulation of assets that produce cash flow.

Some of the major points emphasized in the book are:

School does very little to give us a financial education. We mostly learn how to be docile good employees who follow orders. Creativity is discouraged in the school system. We learn more and more about less and less through specialization. In order to succeed in the corporate world we have to get master’s and PhD degrees and follow the orders of our employers. This option, instead of giving us more financial security, makes us more vulnerable to the whims of our employer and the market place. Personal note: I know many PhDs who struggle financially and who live in constant fear of losing their jobs. Higher education does not translate into higher income nor higher job security. Some of these PhDs have confessed to me that they would have been better off working as waiters.
Wealth is defined, not by how much we earn but by how long we can live from the income of our assets. Financial independence is achieved when our monthly income from assets exceeds our monthly expenses.
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