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Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! Mass Market Paperback – August 16, 2011
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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.
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Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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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. Except, anyone that owns more than 5% of any publicly traded company is required to report the sale to the SEC. Kiyosaki's name is not on any of these reports. There is also a large pile of evidence that Kiyosaki became wealthy only after this book and his subsequent line of financial-advice products became best-sellers. To be sure, that is one way to get rich, but it is notably absent from the rest of his "profound" advice.
Admittedly, he does have some good points. Ones that I personally think are worth remembering for anyone trying to build their personal wealth are: Learn how to make your money work for you through wise investments, understand your tax obligations and ways to (legally!) reduce your tax liability, failure is all part of the process, and school (and a sad number of parents) will leave you woefully unprepared to manage your personal finances so you'll have to learn about this area of your life on your own. That last sentence is pretty much all that can be gleaned from this book, and all of it you'd probably figure out on your own anyway.
Long story short, please read this website: http://www.johntreed.com/Kiyosaki.html before you buy into his empire. There are much better resources on Amazon and elsewhere that can teach you about money management from authors that actually built their wealth instead of selling you a bunch of false promises.
I've seen this book get a one star rating, I can't understand why, if you truly 'open (change) your mind' understand the concepts being presented, you will know what he is saying is right. But if you are like everyone else, you will resist change, complain that it was a waste of time and stay doing what you are doing, and expecting a different outcome, which is the definition of - Insanity.
This book is entertaining, insightful, and really challenged my perception of money and how it works. Mr. Kiyosaki demonstrates concepts of money that are often at odds with what we've been taught in our lives, make sense at the same time. The way he presents the material makes it seem practical in everyday life. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to "level up" their finances.