Rich Dad Poor Dad is a book by Robert T. Kiyosaki
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It has a a 4 out of 5 star rating on Amazon with around 5000 reviews. This gives it some serious street cred.
I listened to the unabridged version on Audible. First of all, unabridged means the whole book read just as it's written. I'm not a fan of unabridged versions but it's usually the only type available.
- The initial story about his 2 dads is priceless and awesome.
- The concept that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer is dead on.
- The fact that real financial education is not taught in schools is 100% accurate.
- The rich get richer because they make money, not just earn it. The money they do earn is just used to make more money.
- I'm not that interested in hearing about his shady real estate investments that made thousands in a day. He's been studying real estate his whole adult life.
- He should be a little more up front that his largest income is from writing these books.
- Most of the middle of the book is vague and anecdotal to the point of wandering a bit.
- The concept of being good a bunch of stuff, especially selling, rather than awesome at one thing is profound.
- The concept of creating money from thin air is actually really good. Poor people earn a living, rich people make money from the money they earn. You don't need a high paying job to be rich. You need the correct mindset.
- Pay yourself first, then taxes, then your bills. Good stuff.
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