Rich Dad Poor Dad

a book review

sub-titleWhat The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not!
authorRobert T. Kiyosaki
date reviewed2015.01.21
genreBusiness (Management)

This is a book on helping yourself financially at any cost. Taking advantage of people, delaying payment, trading on insights gleaned through shady networks, you name it.

The author comes across as a clueless smirking scumbag who values nothing but amassing wealth. He details his meteoric rise selling unnecessarily expensive office equipment during Hawaii's post-war modernization period, then applying his cash to a series of investments. The whole thing is as irreproducible today – when the middle class that made it possible is rapidly vanishing – as it was unprecedented at the time.

So what's the big advice? 1. Don't try to run a business – too hard, and it enriches people other than yourself! 2. Kids? Nope; find yourself a spouse as equally money-obsessed as you, just as the author did. 3. Value a career spent in academia (as the author's father did?) hell no. Get your photo taken with Donald Trump and slap that in the back of your book.

👎🏽 not recommended!

rand()m quote

Work is about a daily search for meaning as well as daily bread; for recognition as well as cash; for astonishment rather than torpor; in short for a sort of life, rather than a monday-to-friday sort of dying.

— Studs Terkel