Kiyosaki listened to both dads, thought about the advice, and made his decision. I thought going into the book that it would be a presentation of the two different perspectives. Instead it was the bashing of one and exalting of the other. Not that I disagree with rich dad or agree with poor dad, but I would have appreciated the book more if it would have presented the ideas in a more non-biased format, and shown the results of the two types of advice.
Good points are made, I just wish they'd have been presented differently.
I MUST read.
Stop working for money, get your money working for you.
Lots of ah-ha's. And some oh-no...I do that moments.
One of the best books I've read. I'm telling everyone to read this!
well it brings me so much convenience. I have a long time commute, and it takes me very quickly to finish the book as I listen while driving
daily personal finance. how to manage personal times.
Definitely time well spent. I would say though that it starts with a theme and story, but the narration and voice changes subtly thoughout the book and you are left wondering if you finished the same book you started.
Great principles, probably highly controversial if you have a college education and were brought up to believe that this is the only way you can succeed in life.
Read the first half, leave the second. He just babbles after he makes his main point; restating what he already said. There really is no more new magic ideas after that.
I think I like the written version better becuase I like to dog ear/book mark sections to refer back to.
Yes I would like to try another book form Kiyosaki. I think I am a little more fiscally conservative than the auther but there are some good takaways which I would like to implement.
Possibly, I thought some reviews were a little harsh.
I recently signed up for one of Kiyosaki's free seminars based on this book.
I was making money by doing what I thought was right. I got married and stopped expanding on my businesses. This book reminded me about going back and doing what I was doing by taking initiatives. I don't care for chasing carrots as described in the book. What a great book . CK
Most everyone needs to read Rich Dad Poor Dad. If our government followed the basic premise of Kiyasaki's wisdom, USA wouldn't have the trillions in deficits today. Imagine life of financial assets instead of liabilities. Get this book and listen. Then listen again .
Easy to listen to!
Not really. I listened over about 3 days.
Ironic that the author remarks within the work how he does not like a lecture, and this presentation was an excellent Audible lecture... listening was a great way to hear the author's emphasis, getting more from the ideas he has to share; I don't agree with all that he presents, as moral philosophy, but the perspective and reality of what he has to say makes an impression and makes one consider presented theories.
The whole narrative conversation, especially from the beginning, formulating motivation and premise for education.
The initial impact of ideas with "Rich Dad".
The whole focused perspective and understanding of defined asset centered investment.
Will want to listen again and perhaps seek out the workbook?
I would, and will, listen to Rich Dad Poor Dad again. My values do not align with Kiyosaki's. He emphasizes financial wealth over other assets I consider more important. For example, he seems unaware of the value of investing energy in friendships. It's likely that he is a lonely, resented man. It's not cool that he glorifies what I see as ripping off employees. And, although he's a savvy and bold investor, it's ludicrous and irresponsible to assert that listeners will get ahead by taking the same risks he has.That being said, the lessons he's drawn from his life experiences and shares in this audio book opened my mind to potentially useful strategies for handling my own money. He helps me understand the good intentions underlying certain kinds of greed, and that's likely to make me a more compassionate person. This audio book really does deliver on its promise: it presents lessons a money-savvy mentor can share that most "poor dads" cannot.Four stars because it's interesting, engaging, and potentially useful, and because it is what it claims to be. Not five, because his teachings tend to be flat and naive.
The author himself is an over-the-top character. He's a Donald Trump type who seems blissfully unaware of his own shortcomings.
I got a little impatient early on when Kiyosaki indulged in excessive set-up to the meat of the book. Instead of naming a favorite scene, I'll say that the audio book has more substance in the middle than its rambling opening suggests.
I made it through the book, while performing mindless household tasks, in one long listen. (with several bathroom and mental-health breaks.)
Nope. The basic content of the book could be and should have been summarized in about 25 pages. The autobiographic parts of the book are unbelievable. No nine-year-old kid from the 50's would stand up to an adult as portrayed. No 50-something-year-old man could recall with absolute certainty and clarity the detailed conversations four decades old reported in the book. Oh, and spoiler alert: the author has daddy issues.
And sooooooo repetitive. Geez, he makes the same points (good points mind you) over and again to the point of nausea.
The reader did the best he could with the material