What book has had the greatest influence on your life?

Philippines
May 10, 2011 11:56pm CST
For me the best book I've ever read which has the greatest influence & impact in my life is "Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. Rich Dad Poor Dad is a book by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. It advocates financial independence through investing, real estate, owning businesses, and the use of finance protection tactics. Rich Dad Poor Dad is written in the style of a set of parables, ostensibly based on Kiyosaki's life. Kiyosaki stresses the ownership of high value assets, rather than being an employee as a recurring theme in the book's chapters. I just love this book, if you want to be financially free of debt and wealthy I suggest you read it now! Lol.
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• Philippines
11 May 11
I have read Rich Dad Poor Dad, and I have yet to understand it. Maybe it's because I read it when I was in high school and had no concerns about money. I know I need a financial adviser! :D As for the book that influences my life, It is Ripples of Joy : a collection of true stories by Cheryl Kirking. Many stories there are about showing kindness, returning a hundredfold to you, like a ripple in the water, the acts of love or hate you do will affect everyone. There are also stories about changing other people's lives for the better, which have touched me and inspired me to live a better life. :)
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@pradoz (404)
• India
11 May 11
your experience with rich dada poor dad holds true for me...Though it makes interesting reading,im yet to see how it practically benefitted me
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• Philippines
11 May 11
I think it will be practical, I mean, who doesn't want to be financially independent? Maybe I'm just not a natural entrepreneur, but a financial adviser would be really helpful to all of us! Especially since I'm planning to put up a business myself...:D
• Mexico
12 May 11
Hi santos mari chris: Mine was How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie. It really help me to develop my social skills and it give me some good lessons about human relationships and the Monk who sold his Ferrari by Sharma Robin that teach me that with discipline we can make things possible. ALVARO
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• Thailand
12 May 11
For me it would be "On The Road" by Jack Kerouac. It woke up the nomad in my soul and set my feet on the road.
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@ludyvel04 (311)
• Philippines
12 May 11
The best for me is God's word - THE BIBLE. It surely directs our path and worry free from everything!
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@uttarayan (327)
• India
11 May 11
i think,it is jack london's white fang,the fearless creature who fights his whole life before odds and violence. and a book of boris polevoy about an army pilot who wanted to fly even he had no legs.and he did it
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
11 May 11
mine would have to be The Little Prince. There so much in it that could teach us more in life...
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
11 May 11
I have read that book there are good points in those, however, there are things that are limited to where you are (country or state). As for me, I liked Hope for the Flowers it's a nice book, an easy read but talks about life and it's something we need to be reminded of every once in a while. Tuesdays with Morrie is also a good book to read. It gives you the sense of just knowing what you want and not to be deceived by what we assume is important, but rather see simple things differently. A definitely great book to read. Who Moved My Cheese is also a great book, talking about handling change and dealing with life's changes. As for financial gain, instead of Rich Dad Poor Dad, go to the basics, read The Richest Man in Babylon you will get the idea of savings and investments to the ground root of things. Whew, I miss reading a lot! and I miss reading those books more!
@pradoz (404)
• India
11 May 11
Hope for Flowers was a favorite of mine and it was pleasant readin all the way as you said
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
27 May 11
Oh thank you for the best response mark! Truly appreciate it! Have a great MyLot experience!