Have you read Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki?

Singapore
March 13, 2007 5:31am CST
So many people have been discussing about the book.. Some people love the book because it is inspiring them to become better, though the book does not clearly teach people how to be rich.. Some other people hate the book because it does not say anything about how you start to invest and so on..it does not say anything about HOW exactly you can be rich..WHAT exactly you can do to get rich.. Some other people claim that the book is a scam.. Now, people who have read this book, what do you think of the book personally?
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14 responses
@arnboy (357)
• India
13 Mar 07
I read this book and i liked this book a lot. Unfortunately,when it came to applying the wonderful principles outlined in the book into my life, by then the book was stolen. I liked that book for the simple style of presentation, the way the quadrants of wealth where shown, i liked the story of the author when he was a small child and had worked in a yard. Yes, the difference between rich people and poor people is that rich people make their money work for them and poor people work for the money. No, this book is not a scam in fact it is one of the most popular books of all time. If it was a scam then it would have been removed from bookshelves. Hopefully, soon i will get my hands on a fresh copy of this book.
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• Singapore
16 Mar 07
Oh, yeah.. People thought it was a scam because they thought that it was gonna teach them how to invest and basically, how to get rich, you know.. But the book doesn't... That's what I meant by 'scam'.. I didn't mean that the book is trying to cheat or anything like that.. =) Thanks for your respond, arnboy!
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@greengal (4288)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I have read the book and think it is wonderful. It is very practical and very much relatable to anybody's finances. It is obviously not a "get rich" book and those who are looking to become "rich" will find nothing in it. Robert explains clearly how planning your finances and making certain changes in your current financial status will help in becoming financially sound for life. The key is in planning and organising finances. I like it and so does my hubby, and we do follow certain outlines defined in that book. It's never too late start.
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• Singapore
16 Mar 07
Yes.. Financial planning.. =) Thanks for sharing, greengal.. =)
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
I actually just found that book a couple of saturdays ago at our local library. I was waiting for my daughter to get some last minute information for a project that she was working and had a chance to skim through it. It is a really good book with sound advice. The book is a good one for kids and since I have two daughters(one is a saver/one is a spender) I have tried to get them both to read the book.
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• Singapore
16 Mar 07
Sounds great.. What do each of them think of the book? =)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 07
I was really attracted to that book the moment I came across that book, though it was some 2-3 years later before I discovered it. No jargon, heart to heart conversation. Basically talking about mindset, how differet mindset could actually make you rich or otherwise. I would say it was that particular book that really sparked my interest in personal motivation readings. Long ago, out of curiosity I bought a motivational book to read but it was so dull and boring... till I discovered that later on, and complete changed my perspective. However, I would like to stress. that book i not a magic formula to get rich quick...more on personal motivation. If you are into motvational materials, you will soon discover there is a degree of similarity between what he preaches as well as other motivational gurus out there. But he focused on a particular niche that interests everyone... money making. He didn't explain much in just one book alone... I actually bought his initial 4 books to really understand the entire story... of how he got rich and so and so. Years later, after what I have explored, and know... looking back, what he said is pretty basic... nonetheless...to the uninformed... this is a good way to start.
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
It was motivational for me as well..though it was not talking about how to get rich in a direct manner.. I agree with you that it is only a tool to set your mind so that you think more like the rich.. =) Thanks for sharing, humpy12345! I definitely agree with your statement about the book! =)
• India
14 Mar 07
I have got this book 3 days back from one of my friends and I am in the middle of the book.Its not so much interesting all part of the book since its not all about fiction.But one thing is sure that it wake up your curisity.I think I will be able to finish it soon.
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• Singapore
17 Mar 07
Have you finished reading? What do you think? =)
@valmiki9 (1171)
• India
14 Mar 07
It is an excellent and inspiring book. What the author tells you is dont get into arut and keep crying through out your life about riches. look around for opportunities. You can buy and sell any thing.Buy at lower price after doing systematic survey and future prospects. Your information should be correct. Buy at a lower price and sell it when it goes high.The author advises you to be alert for opportunities and developments taking place around you.Self thinking is recommended.I Hav eread the book at the age of 68 and It has changed my whole point of viw about finance and money making. After reading the book i have made money.
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• Singapore
17 Mar 07
Wow.. Good for you.. Thanks for sharing with us, valmiki9.. =)
@code_11 (902)
• Nigeria
14 Mar 07
My dad thought me to read and listen to any thing that come my way, however I should only do with what my spirit commends. So I would say the rich dad poor dad is a scam cause in every little thing that comes once way there is always something to learn from it. Thanks
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• Singapore
17 Mar 07
Yep, you can always learn...even from things that are 'bad'.. =) Thanks for your opinion, code_11.. =)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I do believe it was a great book as it was written however if you know the background of the author you would know the sole purpose of him writing that book was to sell his board game "Cash Flow". The book was very inspiring to me and I have made many changes in my life because of it however it doesn't tell you how to be rich, therefore their large commercial in a binding (book in other words) did its job. It keeps you hooked and makes you want to buy the next little piece of information. My suggestion for anyone who wants to learn how to invest and wants to trust Robert Kiyosaki's choice in advisors is to buy from his advisor series instead, I have learn 100% more information from "ABC's of Real Estate Investing" than from the 5 Robert Kiyosaki books I've read combined.
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
Are his other books complete his story? Would you recommend them? For personal growth, maybe? Are those books as good as the first one? Just curious.. =)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I have not read his book but I did start reading his wife's book. Didn't really get much inspiration about it since most of the stuff that she talked about is something that alot of people know what to do but don't try it out. Very motivational but not very informative. But you got to think about it, if you were making money and you had a system to it. Would you sell your secret to making money or would you give small hints of your system without truly giving your money making secret. Last year I went to a wealth expo and he was there. He was a keynote speaker and he gave a speech for about an hour. Afterwards he tried to sell his products and classes. You have to spend thousands of dollars to truly get his system. So if you expect to get advice on what you need to do for invest it this book you are not going to get it.
• Singapore
16 Mar 07
Yeah, there are so many controversial issues about him because people have been saying that he only got rich after he sold all his books and products..not before he wrote the book.....so, many people believe that he's a scam.. =p Oh well.. I won't give myself a headache over this kind of thing.. It was pretty inspiring, so I would just stick with that.. =) Thanks for sharing, dtaggett75! =)
• United States
14 Mar 07
It was the very first thing I got with my very first paycheck at my very first job at my Vocational Rehabilitation center in my home county. They used to have that at Wal-Mart, but now they don't. Ever since then, I have read it all the way through, and I even listened to the audio over the internet.
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• Singapore
16 Mar 07
Cool... You're a fan of his.. =) How do his books change your life?
• United States
13 Mar 07
no. i heard it was good. maybe i should read it!
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• Singapore
16 Mar 07
Maybe you should.. =)
@demonfox (313)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I read this once when I was in High School, like two years ago. It was a research paper in my economic class. I think I okay (B-). The book is all about money and how to spend them wisely, and how you manage life with money. It gives you tips and strategies on how you spend and save your money in a wise and disciplinary manner. I thought it was a good book. I learned a lot from that book, although I never finished the whole thing.
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• Singapore
16 Mar 07
It's not 100% about money, though.. I think it also talks about how you set your mindset in general as well.. =) Thanks for sharing anyways, demonfox! =)
• United States
13 Mar 07
My mom bought it for me years ago.....but I never read it. Not sure if I even have it anymore. I guess I just don't believe that stuff, but who knows? Maybe I'm the fool...
• Singapore
13 Mar 07
Aw.. Yeah.. There are so many people still discussing about how the book is 'right' or 'wrong' after reading it.. For me, it doesn't do anything about investing or about money.. I just wanna be a better person..and this book does affect me a little on that.. =)
@orfeo1 (102)
• Chile
26 Jun 07
i was read one years ago, i think is a great book... i agree with kiyosaki, i learned too much by reading their first book, and i learned much more by playing the cashflow e-game