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Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!
 
 
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Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not! [Mass Market Paperback]

Robert T. Kiyosaki , Sharon L. Lechter
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,085 customer reviews)


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Book Description

January 1, 2010
Personal finance author and lecturer Robert T. Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective from two very different influences - his two fathers. This text lays out Kiyosaki's philosophy and his relationship with money.

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RICH DAD, POOR DAD is a starting point for anyone looking to gain control of their financial future USA TODAY Robert Kiyosaki's work in education is powerful, profound, and life changing. I salute his efforts and recommend him highly Anthony Robbins --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

Robert Kiyosaki has received all sorts of awards and honors over the years, based upon his global message of financial literacy. Among others, he was inducted into the Amazon Author's Hall of Fame.

Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Business Plus (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 044656740X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446567404
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,085 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,291 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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244 of 266 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Convincing, but ultimately a sham June 10, 2015
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TL;DR: Read this website: http://www.johntreed.com/Kiyosaki.html and you will see why Robert Kiyosaki is not a good resource on personal wealth management. This whole "Rich Dad Poor Dad" debacle is, however, a great lesson in detecting garbage advice-giving companies that are only out for their own self-interests.

I think it should be concerning to potential buyers that most of the recent 5-star reviews are overly short, vague, and look likely to have been solicited to artificially improve this book's rating. I have no proof of this, but it is suspicious.

In any event, I can see why people are drawn into this book and the Rich Dad company that Robert Kiyosaki has built for himself. I consider myself financially savvy, and even I found myself drawn into his works. The general ideas sounded great, and lined up nicely with what I have been learning over the years in teaching myself how to manage my money. Additionally, the whole book is given a great big vote of confidence by "rich dad," Kiyosaki's personal financial advisor and super-successful father to his childhood friend.

The problem is, there is no rich dad. Everything about how Kiyosaki had this childhood mentor who taught him all these great life lessons about personal wealth is a work of fantasy. Here is an exact quote from Kiyosaki himself when pressed by SmartMoney Magazine about who rich dad really was: "Is Harry Potter real? Why don’t you let Rich Dad be a myth, like Harry Potter?" He boasts of several major real estate flips of which there are no public records. He also claims to buy the majority of small companies right before their share price sky rockets, then makes big money on the proceeds.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Inaccurate, misleading, unsubstantiated and weird. August 19, 2015
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This book is utterly, utterly ridiculous. It tells you absolutely nothing useful but is full of bizarre unsubstantiated theories about the world. I suppose self help books tend to be like that. But I'd expected a bit more given that this one is so highly recommended by people.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a help guide... May 1, 2016
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Only marginally useful, except to the author, who made a killing off this book! This was more a self promotional essay than an insight into any method or useful tips on how the rich live differently. Save your money, read the Wall Street Journal, and other financial papers, subscribe to a good magazine with stories about the rich, and you'll get as much and more out of it. Better yet, take a class on financial matters at your local Community College!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This book was highly recommended to me as an exceptional book to learn about personal finances and how to make money. I was disappointed. While Kiyosaki has a few good ideas, the majority of the book was fluff, and quite repetitive. He encouraged taking advantage of people's ignorance and misery and extolled the pursuit of money as a game, even when it hurt others. In the end, I took almost nothing away from the book, except of few bits of advice and a full loathing for anyone who uses others to gain something as trite as money. Kiyosaki gave the reader very little for the money spent on his book - another example of how to make money, I guess.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great for motivation March 10, 2014
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This book is great for motivation (as the title of this review already suggests), but is no manual or textbook on how to go about accumulating wealth. It is a book that opens the eyes of those who have had a negative perception of finances due to background or upbringing perhaps, something even the author notes. However, I hope others do not think that this book will provide concrete guidance towards making money. My godfather has given me enough books on self-help and finances to know that in the end it is probably about having the confidence to plan out an action and taking the risk of performing that action. Period.
That being said, if someone needs a little boost after a negative experience, be it from years of negative upbringing or simply personal insecurities, this book can do the job. Might I suggest reading fairy tales or even "The seven basic plots : why we tell stories"
by Booker, Christopher.
Once you read this book you will gain the greatest sense of inspiration that comes with knowing that you can literally create your own story, no matter how simple or complex, because in the end they all share similar plot themes.
Your welcome. (I just saved someone a great deal of time from reading self-help books only to reach that conclusion.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good start, not a wise plan April 26, 2017
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This was a good intro to how anyone can get rich. Not the best plan. I prefer Dave Ramsey, but this book is where I started my research of how anyone can become rich and one way of doing it. Now that I have a plan I don't suggest Robert Kiyosaki's. He doesn't really teach anyway. After seeing him on a late night info-mercial to buy silver I lost respect for him.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very bland May 8, 2016
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Could have been three quarters shorter, no great length of detail in strategy and fairly bland examples that don't really relate outside the USA real estate (and we all know how that story ended)
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4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this book April 26, 2017
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I enjoyed this book. I thought it discusses a number of interesting ideas, includes a fair number of good examples, and could cause people to rethink how they think about money. It could have provided a few more quality resources for further reading. The ones I looked at based on it were not great. I could have also provided some more detail on recommended strategies for different groups of people. Overall though, a pretty good quick read.
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This is stuff that should be taught at school. I am grateful to the author for sharing all this knowledge.
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