I decided to go back and re-read (actually listen to the audio books format) some of the famous “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” author, Robert Kiyosaki’s original books.
Much to my surprise, they are actually very good! Oh sure, they are lacking in details and the content is not always spot on, but overall they are good and may serve as a motivator to read better books on becoming wealthy! Sometimes, jumping right into more detailed and truthfully more valuable books is intimidating and a deterrent for the average Joe to read. The famous “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” author’s books serves as a stepping stone to these more complex, step-by-step kinds of books. Especially if you start early in your life, and you take it slowly and make better choices. If you are married with kids, it’s still possible, but definitely more risky, consider my first review of his books: Robert Kiyosaki’s books.
Perhaps I like his books because I like to break things down into the lowest common denominator (the simplest form of an problem) when I’m explaining things to people. Robert does just that with the following books: “Rich Dad Poor Dad”, “Cashflow Quadrant”, “Retire Young, Retire Rich” and “Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing”. Part of the struggle on the path to wealth is believing you can be wealthy.
While reviewing Mr. Kiyosaki’s books, I listened with understanding on what he was saying this time around, and I actually think I got more from his books than when I read “Rich Dad Poor Dad” about ten years ago. If you have an audiobook version of the story as I do, listen to it a few times and see if you catch some things that you may have missed the first time around.
For me personally, I’m ready for the next level of understanding from other great authors. Oh, and while I like the above books that Robert wrote, I’m in no way, shape or form recommending his classes. Just the books. I’ve heard some pretty negative things about this classes (which he doesn’t teach anyway), so perhaps do some research before considering something that expensive.
If you asked me what the best message from Robert’s books above would be, I’d have to quote him in saying “Grow Assets not Liabilities“, because this is the central theme of all of his books mentioned above.
Do you have any opinion of the author that you’d like to share?