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I want to be very clear here as this is very important. If you are to become a successful investor or entrepreneur,then you want to be a generalist NOT a specialist.
Bucky Fuller, the greatest American inventor, taught me to always look at the big picture. Specialists are necessary and important players on your team, but your job is to LEAD the team. To lead a team you need to know generalities of the specialists on your team in order to manage, guide and give direction. A specialist can tell you what is best in his or her area, but they cannot see the big picture and cannot lead a team.
My next book addresses this very topic. It's called "Why `A' students work for `C' Students". The short answer is that all the `A' students become specialists. They know a lot about one thing. Entrepreneurs hire specialists. Entrepreneurs know a little about a lot of things. Wouldn't you rather be the boss than the employee?
So Vincente, if you want to be a successful entrepreneur or investor, I would steer away from allowing your business administration studies to become too specialized. You need to broaden your learning. You need financial education. You need to learn how to use debt and taxes to make you rich. Otherwise you will just find yourself working for others and be someone's slave when you could be financially educated and free.
Robert T. Kiyosaki answered on September 9, 2011
Thank you so much Robert for answering this question! This is a type of question that I've been longing to ask someone but cannot--especially to a business professor or a college counselor since they themselves are trapped in the E quadrant.
Also, thank you also for writing "Rich Dad Poor Dad"! It led me to a paradigm shift that convinced me never to pursue the E quadrant for the long-term because I truly desire financial freedom.
I look forward to your new book!
thealchemist answered on September 10, 2011
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