Kiyosaki expands on his belief that the school system was created to churn out Es / Employees...those "A Students" who read well, memorize well and test well... and not the creative thinkers, visionaries, and dreamers - entrepreneurs-in-the-making...those "C Students" who grow up to be the innovators and creators of new ideas, businesses, applications, and products.
The audiobook urges parents not to be obsessed with their kids' "letter grades" ("good grades" might only mean they or the student themselves were successful in jamming a square peg into a round hole...) and focus, instead, on concepts, ideas, and helping their child find their true genius, their special gift. The path they can pursue with a love and true passion.
Robert showcases success stories of "C Students" who grew up to be phenomenal successes - and HIRED those "A Students" (attorneys, accountants, and other school-smart specialists) to work in their businesses... while the more average students, "B Students", often find themselves in government-type jobs....
Not surprisingly, Kiyosaki will coin his own definitions of what "A," "B," and "C" stand for as he gives parents and their children bits of wisdom as well as insights and tools for navigating an ever-changing world...an Information Age world where the ability to change and adapt, understand relationships, and anticipate the future will shape their lives.
©2013 Robert T. Kiyosaki (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Yes because his teachings are very inspirational and motivating.
The narrator was horrible
I would buy the book instead of listening to it. Its really your preference really, like you if you are just in the car and want to here some inspirational teachings then yea, but if you just want to get more out of it and comprehend it more I would just buy the book.
This book summarizes everything you need to know for coming up with a success plan in today's unstable economy,
He covers in nuggets the history of our govt, federal reserve , fiat currency and the different quadrants.
He lays it out in a simple form what you need to do.
A must read !
I liked his other books more. This one is light on information and heavy on drawn out anecdotes that don't really teach much as much as preach basic opinions.
I've listened to nearly all the books on the rich dad series and this is perhaps the best. both cautionary and inspiring at the same time, Robert tells the truth about how the economic system works, why it crashed, why it is doomed and what we can do for ourselves and our children in light of the system's fundamental flaws.
The book has good information and certainly very useful for kids and adults. The advice is invaluable.
Only issue is that some of the anecdotes to correlate the stories and some references to the economy are about accurate. Example he mentioned the recession in the 1920s made the Dow drop and only bounced back after 20+ years and hence the current recession may take so much. Well the Dow bounced back already during gosh recession.
Sometimes buying a liability may be necessary - car for family - but he makes it sound useless and ignores the opportunity cost of not having a car when you have a large family.
Overall I will recommend this book but don't put your heart in all the advice. Customize it for our situation.
This is my 2nd time reading this book and will not be the last this is detrimental to have in your briefcase, moble Device or Purse as a foundation for the future ...
Thanks again to Tim Wheeler for a riveting and exciting reading or Roberts incredible book to help me talk to my faughter about money and how not all people that look rich are rich but are in an enormous amount of bead debt.
this is seriously worth the read if you're truly interested in how money in the economy truly affect us. Don't be naive and believe everything the government tells you about Corporate America.
This book as at its worst when it goes off into its MANY political diatribes (granted, Mr. Kiyosaki calls to task both Republicans and Democrats but Dems take the greater shellacking) including calling FDR a fascist and so forth; it's also at its worst when it simply throws rocks at all of the "horrible government social programs" in the US but offers NO alternative solutions (viable or otherwise)...it's the difference between someone who comes to you and says "we have a problem" and then looks at you like, "how are YOU going to fix this?" and someone who comes to you and says, "we have a problem but I have some ideas on how we can fix this;" lastly, this book is really at its worst when Mr. Kiyosaki comes across as just plain hypocritical.
There are too many examples of hypocrisy in this book to mention in this review but the one I will I highlight is Mr. Kiyosaki's take on the flight of the wealthy to "wealth-friendly" nations. The example Mr. Kiyosaki gives is that of Gerard Depardieu's renouncing his French citizenship in favor of Russian citizenship to avoid having to pay higher income taxes in France. If I set aside Depardieu's alcoholic hooligan antics for a minute, and I even set aside Depardieu's "cozy" relationship with an actual living and breathing fascist - Vladimir Putin - then I'm still left wondering: What's your point, Mr. Kiyosaki? That the onerous French tax code is driving away fine, upstanding French philanthropists like Mr. Depardiue? To Russia no less! (A country, of course, known for it's outstanding human rights record, it's progressive social policies and its exceedingly incorruptible government!)
Of course! I actually love Mr. Kiyosaki's books to date...this one was just extremely disappointing. (So much so that I actually HAD to write this review even though I live a rather hectic life right now.)
Yes, I've listened to eight "Rich Dad" books all performed by Mr. Wheeler and I have to say that he has grown on me. When I first started listening to him I was more or less lukewarm on his delivery but I've learned to appreciate his style and even-keeled manner of delivery. Not too hot...not too cold...probably just about right.
This book is at its best when it is focusing on how to develop a wealth building mindset for yourself and your children; it's also at its best when it offers some of his personal stories of overcoming adversities (although, MANY of these stories are very familiar if you've read his previous books); and, lastly, it is really at its best when he quotes is "Rich Dad" on the many benefits of being financially literate.
Mr. Kiyosaki will probably never read this review but if I could tell him directly I would probably just tell him this book was disappointing. As an "educator" you are capable of offering much better solutions than this book would lead me to believe. I did not know "Rich Dad" or "Poor Dad" but I do wonder what both would have thought of this book.
"Excellent! Packed with Financial Information"
An excellent book for someone like me. I'm a school teacher, with an entrepreneur fighting to get out. This book is an invaluable source of information on finance and traditional school education. My 2 teenage children got a great deal out of listening to this with me.
book was okay with some useful and practical tips for children. worth a listen for parents
"Great learning to pass on"
Excellent book and lots of lessons to pass to your kids. would recommend to anyone seeking a new financial perspective
It's a nice narration but the same point seems to be made over and over and over.
Maybe it's indoctrination and I'll get rich for perseverence?!
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