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
I liked the book, and it gave me some really interesting things to think about. I do not agree with the author on everything. It was very cool to hear things from a different point of view. The book helped me to see a different point of view on some issues and that is ALWAYS valuable.
Yes, great to hear a well known book
I'm not so sure.
The narration is very poor. An almost condescending tone throughout.
The book is very interresting. I disagree with some arguments but we got to say the author knows what he's talking about.
Something I would point out for the first time reader is to pay attention to the author's biography and not just take everything he says.
For sure it is worth reading!
More facts and less general stories.
Idea that you manage your money or money manages you. Stories sounded like get rich quick stick.
Never read print edition
There's many. They usually come in a form of a story or a historical anecdote.
The book is awesome, but the narrator breathes and swallows near the microphone wich is really annoying.
interesting, engaging, keeps you thinking. one of the better ones but probably a bit dated at this point but still an interesting read.
I read this book when it came out. I thought he was a quack. As I listen too it with life experience under my belt, I realize that there is a lot of truth in this book. A lot of the information is applicable even today.