Rich Dad, Poor Dad

ISBN: 0739413937
ISBN 13: 9780739413937
By: Robert T. Kiyosaki

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L

This book is not just about money. It's about how we are taught to think; how we are programmed by schools, family, and friends to look at the rich as greedy no good bloodsuckers and opportunities as risks. It is an attempt to reprogram minds to look at why we do what we do.. why do we buy all these shoes, clothes, cars, jewelry.. have we earned it or are we just trying to maintain an image? To me the most important thing it teaches is that being educated is the key.. educated in our motives, in money, in the world around us.. educated does not always mean a degree lessons can be learned anywhere at anytime.. The book is great for people like me who think in pictures and in theory. He explains his financial theories clearly and adds diagrams to explain how money flows into and out of our wallets. I have read other financial self-help books and they were too detailed, too "do this...do that..." For me that didn't help or motivate me because, I don't do anything unless I want to do it. Other books never really gave me the why. They told me what I needed to correct.. but if I don't see anything wrong in what I am doing.. why should I take steps to correct it? This book broke down to me the whys. And now I am ready for action.

Spencer

This book shares the same fundamental problem that plagues most business how-to's (like The E-Myth): terrible, corny writing. You would think smart, successful people like Kiyosaki and E-Myth's Michael Gerber would be able to retain a decent ghost writer, but you'd be wrong. As for the content, there are a few nuggets of wisdom here but the major revalations and practical guidance that the word of mouth for Rich Dad promised just never materialized. Here's the entire book in a nutshell, "When life give you lemons, make lemonade." You could probably also toss in "It takes money to make money." There, I just saved you $16.95.

Sue

إذن... احتاج مني الأمر 4 شهور، 7 فصول، و165 صفحة.. عشان أوصل أخيرا للـ (آها مومنت) اللي كنت أنتظرها -واللي بدأت عشانها أقرا هالكتاب.يوم خلصت النصف الأول من الكتاب، كنت أجد صعوبة كبيرة فعلا في إكماله إلى النهاية، رغم اهتمامي بموضوع الثقافة المالية ورغبتي في التعلم.. بدا لي أن لغة الكاتب غير موجهة للقارئ العربي إطلاقا، وأن الإطار المالي للفرد في المجتمع الأمريكي هو مختلف بالكامل عنه هنا. نظرة الكاتب كانت مستفزة بالنسبة لي -وأنا المتحمسة بخطواتي الأولى الخجولة في عالم المال والأعمال- وهو يقول أن المال وهم مختلق، وأن الطامحين للثراء هم ناس يحركهم الخوف أو الجشع، وأن الأمان الوظيفي لايحمل أهمية إلا للكادحين الجبناء. حتى أنهيت الفصل السابع (من أصل 10 فصول) وانا أحس بملل غير طبيعي.. وأفكر: هكذا إذن.. كتاب سخيف من 230 صفحة ماله أي فايدة ولا هدف إلا إقناعك بترك الوظيفة والتوجه للعمل الحر.في الفصل الثامن، بدأت الأمور تختلف بشكل ماتوقعته.. ما أقول إني اتفقت مع الكاتب في كل فكرة قالها، لكني بدأت أشعر (أخيرا!) أنه يقول كلام مثير للاهتمام ووجهة نظر تستحق القراءة. الفصول الثلاثة الأخيرة رفعت تقييمي للكتاب من نجمة ونص إلى نجمتين ونص.. من خمسة. و سعدت إني امتلكت طولة البال عشان أكمل الكتاب وأوصل للجزء الأفضل فيه، واللي يشرح لي بطبيعة الحال مجموعة من الأمور اللي مااستوعبتها بطريقة سليمة في الفصول الأولى.في النهاية، أنصحك لو كنت جاي من طرف أحد مادح لك الكتاب وموصله للسما.. انك تسوي فورمات للي سمعته، وتقراه كأي كتاب ثاني بدون توقعات كبيرة. في الكتاب كمية جيدة من التنوير المالي، وفيه فوائد جميلة استمتعت بقراءتها.. لكن توقعاتي المسبقة أحبطتني بعض الشيء في البداية.

T.J.

Inane, self-righteous congratulatory drivel best left to the rubbish heaps.

Rehab suliman

"مايعلمه الأثرياء و لا يعلّمه الفقراء و أفراد الطبقة الوسطى لأبنائهم عن المال! "هذهِ العبارة في غلاف الكتاب زادت فضولي لقراءة الكتاب و بالصدفة اكتشفته في مكتبتي ، الكتاب يتحدث عن الثراء و عالم المال بأسلوب قصصي محبب ويتحدث فيه المؤلف عن تجربته وعن والده الثري و والده المتعلم .الكتاب غيّر وجهة نظري عن المال و أعطاني كمية معلومات ما كنت لأجهد نفسي في البحث عنها لأنها ببساطة في مجال البيع والمال الذي أتجنب القراءة عنه ولكن المؤلف عرض فكرته بطريقة ممتعة لذلك أظن أنني سابدأ القراءة في هذا المجال.الجميل في هذا الكتاب أنه لا يتحدث عن المال بشكل جشع جداً بل و تحدث عن أهمية العطاء بأن تعطي مهما كان مقدار عطائك شحيحاً فتأخذ مردوداً أعظم وكذلك مبدأ الخير و تعليم الآخرين وهو كان يسمي المردود من هذه الأعمال الخيّرة سحراً و ديننا علّمنا أنها بركة الله في المال .الكتاب باختصار يتحدث عن الثراء الحقيقي غير السريع و كيف تصل إليه مع تصحيح لبعض المفاهيم التي تملأ رؤوسنا ، بالطبع أنصح بقراءة هذا الكتاب قد يغيّر نظرتك نحو المال لنظرة إيجابية و عملية أكثر و تبحث عن غايتك الحقيقية نحو سعيك إليه بأن تسخرّه كما يقول المؤلف ليعمل لديك لا أن تعمل لديه كما يحدث مع أغلبية الناس بسعيهم خلف وظائفهم و الترقيات وهلّم جراً ، وكلنا بحاجة للتعليم كما نحتاج أيضاً لثقافة المال.بالطبع يستحق الخمس نجوم ومع ذلك لم أكتب عنه شيئاً يستحق لذلك أترك للقارئ الفرصة للحكم .

Abby

This is a GREAT book! I can definitely say it changed my life and they way I look at money and finances. For example, my husband and I bought investment properties after I had him read it as well. It is very easy and interesting to read. READ IT! READ IT! READ IT!Here is one of my favorite lines from it, approximately quoted: "I have never met a rich man who hasn't lost a lot of money, but I have met a lot of poor men who have never lost a dime." True! SO TRUE. Everytime I lose money in an investment, I remember how much better I am for investing and making my money work for me than just hiding it and hoping nothing bad happens to it.Also, I loved the story of the young talented writer who came to Robert Kiyosaki and lamented not being able to get published. He told her she was very talented, and that she should take a sales class. She was mortified. SALES? She was a gifted writer, not a lowly salesperson. (I excelled at sales, so I personally already was thinking she was kind of dumb.) Robert Kiyosaki pointed out that the cover if his book said "Best SELLING author", not "Best WRITING author". She was miffed. He was right.I saw some other reviews saying they disliked the way he talks about people with tons of education always being poor, as if he is above them and so much smarter. Honestly, there is nothing wrong with having lots of education and still being poor, if that's all you want. This book is about how to be smart financially, though. Feel free to be poor. I want to be a millionaire soon. So I learn about money. And I love and learn from Robert Kiyosaki, who is great at that. Lots of people look at him and get annoyed that he is so rich and successful, and don't like him. I instead look at how he is rich and successful, and try to figure out how he did it. Amen.

The other John

"And I will say to my soul, 'Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.'" But God said to him, "You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?"That parable popped into my mind when I read this book. This book is about "what the rich teach their kids about money that the poor and middle class do not." It's not so much a manual on how to get rich, but more of a book on the underlying worldview of the wealthy. In it Mr. Kiyosaki contrasts his own father--Poor Dad--who got a good education, worked hard, but never quite made it big, with the father of one of his friends, who was quite successful and took Mr. Kiyosaki under his wing. I was moved to read this book because, as I've been looking over my finances, I wonder if I might not have been doing things wrong. It turns out that I'm not totally off Mr. Kiyosaki's track. By the grace of God I've been able to avoid major debt and I tend to avoid transient luxuries such as fancy cars and the latest electronic gadgets. (Of course, my two year "vacation" overseas was hardly a wealth building choice.) On the other hand, I'm too lazy to work hard and invest my finances responsibly. I'm content to stick my excess cash in the bank and forget about it. So has the book changed me? I don't know. I don't need to be rich, but I sure do covet the financial independence that wealth can buy. Even while I recognize the wisdom that Mr. Kiyosaki offers, I couldn't really buy into his world view. I'm going to have to think about this some more before I make any lifestyle changes. Could I recommend this book? Well, it was an enjoyable read despite the fact that I find finances boring. But I have two big reservations about it. The first that it was written about ten years ago, in a different financial climate. The second is that Mr. Kiyosaki has other books and materials for sale. I sometimes wonder if maybe the unspoken secret to financial success is to get a lot of people to buy your books and attend your seminars. Caveat emptor!

Nola

While driving for the Thanksgiving vacation, my husband and I listened to Robert Kiyosaki’s book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, on CD. This book helped us to expand and to think outside the box when it came to money. It gave us many things to think about and other ways to view our finances. I enjoyed it so much that I not only listened to it twice on CD, but also read the book itself. In his book, Kiyosaki reveals that he had two fatherly perspectives while growing up. His biological father maintained an attitude towards money that kept him struggling financially throughout his life. His friend’s father, who he spent a lot of time with, held a different perspective, and ultimately prospered. The two men regarded money differently, which caused young Robert to compare and ponder the different things each dad taught. In doing so, he had to choose which path to follow, rather than just blindly accept what he learned. He applied these principles in his life, and, like his rich dad, prospered financially. I enjoyed the way Kiyosaki introduced us to both fathers. He puts us in the scene of action, rather than lecturing us, and like he did as a boy, we learn from actions rather than words. This is more successful, I think, than most financial books, which while helpful can be a little boring. Kiyosaki presents the six lessons that his rich dad taught him, and then expands on them. He provides examples and applications. Much of what he says caused me to change my normal perspective as I considered a different way of thinking. Similarly, as I read, I could see phrases that I and others have used that mark us as “poor.” In fact, over the Thanksgiving holiday, my dad unknowingly repeated about six or seven things that Kiyosaki’s “poor dad” had said! These statements have caused me to realign many of my thoughts on money. As we drove, my husband and I frequently stopped the CD to discuss not only the changes in our thinking but also the inspiration that occurred to us. We began seeking opportunities, rather than just blindly accepting the fact that we were broke. We discussed business opportunities, and chances we could “work to earn” rather than “work for money.” If this book has a failing, it is that it is more of an overview than a how-to. It left me wanting to learn more. However, I understand that Kiyosaki has several other books written that appear to dive into the subject more thoroughly, and I look forward to reading those. Still, this works as a great stepping-off point to make us reconsider our view of financial issues. This was clear, well-written, and thought-provoking, and left me wanting to learn more. It made for great discussion with my husband, and I felt like we both grew closer as we considered the opportunities around us. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to increase their financial knowledge.

Samantha Cira

Sorry, but this book is a bunch of mumbo-jumbo BS.The concepts in this book, to me, are common sense and there are no concrete applications to his ideas. Yes, the poor get poorer while the rich get richer, there's a ground-breaking idea! Yes, most people don't know how to manage their money, we know, so how about telling us how?The majority of the book is Kiyosaki wanking it, telling us stories about his life (which I don't even think are true).If you want to learn about personal finance and investment strategies, this is not the book for you.

Mohammed Alfahaid

كتاااب مجنوون ..وانا معجب بالكتاب روبرت كيوزاكي..ر انا بصراحة من بعد هالكتاب توسع تفكيري اكثر في اشياء كثيره وقدرت احلل اشياء كثيره بعدانصح الناس الطموحين والقياديين انهم يقرون الكتاب هذا

Danine

I've been wanting to read this for a couple of years. After some recent events in my life I wanted to understand the financial thinking of people who were raised wealthy and those who were not. The first chapter was great. The storytelling was simple and informative. It made so much sense to me and I related to it. Then I started Lesson Two: Why Teach Financial Literacy. It was this chapter that I realized that homeboy Kiyosaki is quite pompous. I understand that he was using specific examples in his financial success which is essential for writing a book in this genre but he was just being pretentious and inflated.It was a line in chapter six that made me halt and decide to put down the book for good. It was an example of how his friend bought a rundown house. Kiyosaki writes "It was spooky to look at." What? did this supposedly financially intelligent man just say, "It was spooky to look at"? He did. He's not worth my time.I checked out this book at the library. If I would have bought this book I would have made him $16.95 richer and me $16.95 poorer. He does know how to invent money by creating a need. The need is for people to buy his books and products. Kiyosaki's lectures and advice may appeal to some but I felt like I was being swindled. I won't finish this book and will read financial advice from people who are intelligently wealthy, more humbled and less pompous.

Meutia

This book is more a motivational book rather than personal finance book. It talks about general things that people knew already. Plus, after reading the analysis of this book by John Reed, I became increasingly skeptical about it: the author is making money out of writing this kind of book instead of through managing his own finances. You can read this book for leisure but it won't help much in managing your personal finance. And if possible, don't buy it, just borrow from local library. Personally i won't recommend buying this book to be used as reference or practical guide on personal finance, but if you need a little motivation and self-help guide, go ahead.

Shabnam

یکی از دلایلی که پولدارها هر روز پولدارتر و بی پول ها بی پول تر شده و اقشار متوسط در میان قرض و قوله هایشان دست و پا می زنند این است که موضوع پول فقط در خانه مطرح می شودنه در مدرسهاکثر ما توسط والدینمان با پول آشنا می شویم بنابراین یک پدر و مادر بی پول چه چیزی در این خصوص می توانند به بچه هایشان آموزش دهند؟ صفحه 20

Tim

In my opinion, this book fulfilled its purpose which was to help people have a better understanding of how to make money and use it wisely. There are many aspects of it that appealed to me. First, it shows how a person can be a better steward of the money he has. This is something that, as a Christian, I greatly desire to do. Having said that, I think there are many people that desire to do that, but don't know how. In addition to that, there may be people that are good stewards to some extent, but not to the extent that they could be. Second, it seems to be very well thought out. It points out how many people make a lot of money but are, in reality, poor. The reason given is that everything a person is taught growing up is that he should work hard and get good grades in school so that he can get a good, stable job someday, but then he gets all this money and doesn't know what to do with it. He is hardly better off than the person that barely gets by on minimum wage. The problem is not a lack of academic education but a lack of financial education. When a person does not know how money works, they cannot be expected to use their money wisely.However, although there were many things I liked about the book, there were also several things that I did not like. First, because of his writing style, he takes a long time to make a point. It is one of those books where no single chapter can be skipped. Second, because he is intensely interested in real estate, there are very few explanations of how his ideas can be applied to some other interest in life. I do not think that he thinks that the only way to have financial security is through real estate, but it is also very hard to see how his ideas can be applied significantly to anything else. Third, I got the impression that he thought that financial security could answer all of life's woes and was the one thing that should be most desired in life. As a Christian, I know that this is not true. Christ is the answer to all of life's woes, and He is the One we should desire more than anything else in life.

Angela Alcorn

I thought this book was great! Along with being a very pleasant read it had many valuable financial lessons to teach us. I’ll quickly go through some of the very important points.We really don’t get taught anything about financial management in school. I’m shocked at how many of my friends know nothing about how their credit card works, let alone how to use simple accounting to correctly assess their financial position. We need to have financial literacy to survive.The book explores the types of financial management lessons the rich teach their children. These are the lessons that the poor and middle class miss out on. They are simple and basically revolve around learning as much as possible so that you can make educated decisions about money. Most importantly, this book gives you some basic ideas of things you will need to learn more about.. so you’re not just learning useless facts and you are in fact learning the right things to become financially literate.A most important thing to learn from this book is that you don’t get rich working for money. Wages will only keep you just above broke. Seriously, how many times do we have to be told this before we believe it enough to change our lives? Get out of the rat race!“Most people never see the trap they are in.” — Robert T KiyosakiMost people work because they are afraid of not having money or they desire things that they think will make them happy. Then they are stuck working for fear of losing that income. They want security. The aim is to not let money run your life. Curb your desires and don’t be afraid of having nothing. Beware of the hole in your pocket. Don’t let your emotions rule your decision making. Think with your head!“With each dollar bill that enters your hand, you and only you have the power to determine your destiny. Spend it foolishly, you choose to be poor. Spend it on liabilities, you choose to be middle class. Invest it in your mind and learn how to acquire assets and you will be choosing wealth as your goal and future. The choice is yours and only yours. Every day with every dollar, you choose to be rich, poor or middle class.” — Robert T KiyosakiLearn to correctly identify assets and then buy assets. For most people, a home is a liability not an asset. Assets put money back into your pocket. Make every dollar you get work for you. Invest it. Then it will come back as more income. Easy!“Build and keep your asset column strong. Once a dollar goes into it, never let it come out. Think of it this way, once a dollar goes into your asset column, it becomes your employee. ” — Robert T KiyosakiAlways make sure you pay yourself first - and that means assets, not splurging! If you invest your money wisely it will create the income you need to pay the bills later. Plus, it will scare you into making your brain think about how to create some more money in the meantime. Forbid the words “I can’t afford it” and replace them with “How can I afford it?”. You’ll turn your brain on and force it to come up with a solution.Learn legal ways to avoid paying so much in taxes. Protect your investments through corporations. Corporations pay less in tax than the highest income brackets. Now, due to the tiering structure in Australia you’d have to be earning quite a bit before a flat 30% tax rate was less expensive than your tiered rate. But the point is to LEARN. Find out about taxes and legal ways to minimise them. Talk to an accountant about your current situation. Hire intelligent people to help you.Don’t just do what everyone else does. Educate yourself and then take educated risks! You’ll get better at it every time you try it.“Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn.” — Robert T KiyosakiEnsure you have enough money not tied up to be able to take advantage of good opportunities. Just like when you are playing Monopoly, you need to ensure you have sufficient cash to buy properties in auction or you could miss a bargain.Young people should develop investment portfolios before deciding to own a house. The benefits of the extra years on the portfolio are phenomenal. What are the best types of assets? Things that make money by themselves: Businesses that don’t require your presence, managed funds, stocks, bonds, royalties and income-generating real estate.“Money is only an idea. If you want more money simply change your thinking” — Robert T KiyosakiTo start off with, most people need to earn a wage to get their initial funds for investing. This doesn’t have to lead to a career. Choose jobs according to what you will learn from them. Groom yourself as a CEO would groom an young, rising star. Learn a little bit about everything and try not to over-specialise. Specialisation is a risk in itself. What happens if that profession becomes redundant? Where will you be then?Get over your fear, cynicism, laziness, bad habits and arrogance. Fear of losing, rejection, lack of money. We learn by making mistakes. Make some! If what you’re currently doing isn’t working you have to change it. Stop being a cynic and ask wealthy people you know how they did it. Find role models. Read books. Look for new ideas. Go to seminars. Learn! Beat laziness by asking yourself “What’s in it for me?”. Get off your butt and do something about your situation. Now!“A person needs to sit down and ask, ‘What’s in it for me if I’m healthy, sexy and good looking?’ Or ‘What would my life be like if I never had to work again’ Or ‘What would I do if I had all the money I needed?’. Without a little greed, the desire to have something better, progress is not made.” — Robert T KiyosakiTo receive you must give. Give generously. Teach others what you know as you will learn more also. Help others to have what you want as you will gain also. Give money to charity. Smile at people. Help others gain contacts and sales. What you give will come back.- Curb your desires and get rid of the hole in your pocket- Make every dollar work for you- Always think "How can I afford it?"- Change what you're doing to something that works- Learn about finance, accounting and taxes- Learn about business communication, sales, advertising and PR- Learn about management: cash flow, systems, personal time management and people- Get over your fear of rejection and fear of failure- Work with people smarter than you are- Work to learn- Give generously- Learn about investment options- Learn about how to raise money to finance good opportunities- Keep your finances ready to take advantage of a great deal- Always keep your eye out for good investment opportunities- Make offers- TAKE ACTION!!“Action always beats inaction.” — Robert T KiyosakiPersonal plug - I originally reviewed this book for my self-help blog, which is here: http://bootstrapyourlife.net/

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