Rich Dad Poor Dad Reviews

Rich Dad Poor Dad
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Rich Dad Poor Dad is the first and most popular book written by Robert T Kiyosaki. Its success has led Kiyosaki to expand his literary and business career into his own company CASH FLOW Technologies, Inc.

Rich Dad Poor Dad was written by Robert to be an all in one guide to wealth. The book has a motivational aspect as well as financial advice and strategies devised by Kiyosaki.

Essentially, Rich Dad Poor Dad tackles financial mentalities through two perspectives that Robert saw growing up. One through his biological father who was a hard working Superintendent yet had no net worth. The other was through his second “Dad”, the father of a close friend, who had money and was constantly making more through successful investments.

One of the main goals of Rich Dad Poor Dad is to help people see the world of finance from the eyes of the rich dad. Specifically, to not only earn money but to learn how to let money earn for them.

Rich Dad Poor Dad has been successful in helping everyday people establish themselves as entrepreneurs and has given them courage to enter the business world.

However, many people have questioned the validity of his financial advice and its applications in the real world. Most of the concepts in Rich Dad Poor Dad deal with tax advantaged investment vehicles like asset investment and real estate, ventures that require money to make money.

Furthermore Robert Kiyosaki’s company has several board games that they sell which teach business and finance. The most popular games, Cash Flow 101 and 202, run dangerously close to oversimplifying wealth building in their effort to entertain customers.

Rich Dad Poor Dad succeeds as a motivational product yet lacks specific real world financial answers. Its tendency to brush over concepts without going into detail subsequently hurts the audience.

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I paid $3k for his personal coaching!!!
February 25, 2013
it was terrible, lies from the beginning. The salesman had said I could access my coach anytime, but that wasnt the case. I am still fighting to get my money back.

January 18, 2012
I think this is a very well written book indeed as I have a clearer view on how to handle my own finance . This book had a clear cut on basic principle of what we need to have in our mindset to succeed . A person commented to go college and learn theory , I would say this book contain all those expensive colleges would offer to a student . I've start my first step in investment because of the inspiration of this book . All other criticizers are criticizing him to gain popularity , what a pathetic scene . T. Kiyosaki keep writing good books for the community no matter what the people says .

November 19, 2011
I have just snatched this book from my friend and i had goosebumps on only reading its "there is a Need"

September 29, 2010
Another scam dialed-in to your wallet, and nothing but hype! Listen, then do your homework, but DO NOT GIVE THIS GUY A RED CENT until you do your numbers and facts!!

May 4, 2010

I met Robert 6 months after reading Rich Dad Poor Dad for the first time. His main frustration with his critics is that they simply don't get that he wasn't trying to teach people how to be rich. Instead, Robert tries to change your mindset... mess with your context a little. Too many people have skewed ideas about money, and teaching them how to utilize it is pointless if they don't change the way they think and feel about money.

Thanks Robert, glad to be on this crusade with you.

April 9, 2010
Kiyosaki never told his readers to 'quit work' again the CASH FLOW QUADRANT...Can't blame this world we live in---lots of greed and fear!!! His book is just a guide not an advice on what you will ultimately have to decide FOR YOUR LIFE!!!..That's why we need to keep on learning and stop depending from others advice in order to be financially literate and stay at the right side of the Quadrant...No matter what they say, for me, it's one of the best book!!!! Thank You Robert!!!

March 30, 2009

Measure your success with your money.

Most successful Men is not a successful Hushband/Father.

Robert's book is inspirational.

March 15, 2009
It's a good book. Motivational though it has vague parts. My cousin told me to read this book 2 years ago but I refused to... I read Nicolas Sparks fiction instead but a month ago, a professor told us to read the book and its mandatory. Thanks to him - Mr. Joel Silva. Learned a lot. Read the book. You'll love it more that romantic fictions!!! =)

November 11, 2008

Stick with Robert's books and read them with discernment and stay away from the Rich Dad Education "opportunities".

Do your research and find out about the company behind the Rich Dad Education, in fact find out the truth about ALL of the "education systems" out there that claim to teach you anything.

Hold on to YOUR money and save it start investing. Let's stop giving money to these people whose only interest is in Getting Your Money. You know what they say, "if you took all the money away from the rich and gave it to the poor, the rich would have it all back and then some in no time at all". This is just one of the ways they do that.

October 8, 2008

This book is really a great help for everyone who

struggles for money.I'ts very inspiring and the story is very interesting!.robert kiyosaki is a great writer.keep up the good work.God bless!.

October 7, 2008
It's really great... I've learned so much from this book, especially I'm just a teen who always spend money like any other people. After I read it, I come to know that I'm one of the people who struggled much in handling money. This is one of the book I admired, unlike other useless books I have read... Thanks!

August 4, 2008
This is the best book I have ever read. Cashflow Quadrent,and Rich Dads Guide To Investing have helped me to start my own business. Robert also mentions other books to read. I strongly recomend reading all the books he has discussed. If you want to change your life for the better start reading his books today. You will get a better education than you ever will in school.

July 11, 2008

Absolute crap!

If you want to learn money, do yourself a favor and enroll in a local college. Need not be Harvard, just do the best that you can afford and understand. As to books on personal finance, Dave Ramsey, Suze Ormond and others speak with A LOT more wisdom than Kiyosaki. I think this entire series is worthless at best and downright harmful at worst. I have to pity those who read Kiyosaki for the first time and quit their jobs to follow his "advice".

Danny July 01, 2013

Never tells you to quit your job. Actually I am in the process of starting my own business and I can totally relate to a lot of his experiences. I love these books. I give them all 5 stars. If I would have known some of these concepts when I was in high school I would have done things way different. You cannot get any decent financial education from high school or community college. You should be able to, but can't. It's missing from our curriculum. The only class I took that helped me in real life was accounting.

The only part of your review I agree with is people shouldn't go out and quit their job. But again, that's not what says...ever, in any of his books.

February 1, 2008
Great Book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

January 7, 2008

December 20, 2007

Rich Dad Poor Dad Book Review

I read the book 2x. It's a fine book, and provides a framework from which to think about money. It's quite good. i'm a Finance undergrad major, and an MBA holder. i know about money, because i study it. Irrespective of the scam of the federal reserve, which is no more federal than Federal Express, Kiyosaki does have 1 good book for sure (the one above) that is good reading for those who want creative ways to think about money and how to control it. Regarding him being a scam, i can't speak to that. i don't follow "people" that much. I'd personally recommend learning about what the federal reserve is doing to this country (you won't like it) and then learn about money in general through Kiyosaki's book. That's a good combination i think. Good luck.

December 20, 2007
I have read several of Robert Kiyosaki's books, including Rich Dad Poor Dad. I think that he is a great motivational speaker, perhaps not the best author. I don't really know weather or not a rich dad or poor dad ever existed; but who really cares? It's called an Analogy. I enjoy his books because they are inspirational and helpful. No, they do not give a blueprint for success, but then again, what is success? Success is measured differently by everyone. One might say that I am successful. I am twenty four years old and have a house, car, and a six figure job; but I do not consider myself successful. I think that is what Robert is trying to get across in his teachings. Figure out what it is that you want and when you reach that point you have become successful. For those of you wanting a get rich quick scheme, he's not going to give that to you. He tells you this in his books, so why is he being criticized for it?

December 20, 2007

This book is Absolutely Awesome

He doesn't go into detail about things because techniques and opportunities change all the time. His goal is to change your thinking so you can decide which avenue of wealth is right for you. You have to increase your own financial education. I know why most people put it down. They disregard him as a fraud because one thing he stresses is that people need to learn to SELL. That is a very important skill for every entrepreneur, and most people have a negative view of it as they do with money in general. There really is a difference between rich and poor mentally: the poor want everything handed to them, while the rich know they have to create it and take their piece of the pie.

Also, everyone wants things to happen instantly, they don't like the truth that wealth building can take years before you are financially free. All I can say is he has opened my eyes and I recommend his book to anyone!