Rich Dad Poor Dad is a great book that kicks off a series about thinking differently about money. I think Robert nails the mindset that one has to have to be successful with money.
Robert's stories about the view of his 'rich dad' vs. that of his 'poor dad' really create a dynamic that allows us to compare thinking of the rich to those who want to be more 'secure' but ultimately may not be able to obtain or sustain wealth.
While I wish that the reading of the book was a little faster, Tim does a good job of clear pronunciation, so all can understand, even if English is your second language.
At the end of the day, it's great for everyone to really understand the concept of passive income and how this helps you over your long term view of investing and maintaining wealth.
I've not read the print edition.
Other investing/business type books, nothing specifically as it has it's own twist on things.
Focus on my balance sheet and less on my income statement.
This book can be summed up by saying, focus on your balance sheet and overcome obstacles when they're presented.
The conversational tone of the book makes the approach very accessible and easy to absorb for the reader.
I think more actionable advice would he helpful, but perhaps that is addressed in another book by the author. The overall mindset of how to learn and approach wealth creation from any age is well represented.
Anti-intellectuals. Tea Party supporters. Anyone who hates government employees. High school drop-outs who hope to exceed the lifestyle of their (former) childhood friends who pursued college degrees.
It is unfortunate that Tim Wheeler is associated with this inane book.
The author Robert Kiyosaki.
Wow! It is so hard to write a review for a book this bad. Anti-intellectual, joke, pretentious, self-absorbed, farce, ... what else is there to say? If you are a Tea Party lover who lives in a trailer park; this is your book. If you have high school degree, you will recognize this piece of trash for the lame manifesto that it is.
Here is the essence of the book: "Real Estate rental income = good.... Taxes = bad. Public employees = very bad. Anyone who earns a salary and has a benefit package is a socialist (i.e. police department, fire department, public school and college teachers) are the bane of all good hearted capitalists.
I don't normally write reviews. I don't have the time. I read books, listen to lectures, absorb ideas and move on. But this idiot makes Sarah Palin look like an intellectual. How many times can you repeat the same drivel about the middle class "not knowing the difference between an asset and a liability"? There are at least 50 pages of the same repetitive message.
I have met a ton of self-made millionaires, and very few of them have the pompous and ridiculous attitude that this moron does. The moral of the story is: "The good man/woman avoids taxes and shelters (hides) his/her income at all costs. Anyone who works for the government is the root of all evil. Free the capitalists let them loose and they will heal the world. Amen!"
Reading this book, has been like learning a foreign language that I "always wanted to know, but never took the time to learn." For a New Entrepreneur such as myself, the information in this book, I feel, has saved me "A LOT" of money from future business decisions that "I KNOW" I will have to make, but am now "better equipped" to do so.
What I like most about the book, is how the information is delivered in story fashion, and not like some textbook, telling you what you should, or should not do - VERY EASY TO FOLLOW.... A MUST HAVE "FOR ALL" ENTREPRENEURS.
I would definitely recommend this book to all of my friends and family as this has really opened my eyes and helped me understand more not only about how to manage money but the way I see life.
The 4 Areas that would help you become more financially literate:
3. The Market
4. The Law
I thought he was very easy to listen to, and very clear and had a great pace :).
Many parts of the book had moved me, especially the parts which he gave real life examples on what he did and how he did. Making it much easier to relate to.
more research and less boasting; more solid information not just anecdotes
basic points are good but never elaborated upon
Handle Smart Money
Think and Grow Rich
The start of the book was funny on the kids "Making Money"
yes one sitting
I am a project manager with a Telecoms company in Jamaica. CompTIA certified, 10 years project management experience.
That book smart is not necessarily the best way to become rich.
I was surprised that the poor dad was the educated (book smart) dad; and the rich dad was the street smart dad.
The real deal in becoming rich
I'm 26 and i'm weird. since i was 15 i fell in love with reading but only financial books and things that can teach me something.
Only one thing could make this book a better buy. If Robert Kiyosaki, narrated the book himself. I find, that you get more out of a book like this when the author is also the one reading the book to you. You get more conviction, more enthusiasm about the topic.
all in all great lessons to be learned.
any of the Rich Dad Series.
The Richest Man in Babylon
Tim Wheeler does a great job in the rich dad series. definitely the next best thing to the author, narrating themselves