Rich Dad, Poor dad Review

E-book, 336 Pages
Non-Fiction/ Business
By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
Rating: 🌟🌟

“Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.”

I am reading non-fiction books each month and I decided to read more books relating to business because I am genuinely interested in the subject and because I want to take more steps in this field. There are a few huge books when it comes to this field and this book is one of them. There are a lot of mixed reviews about it and I can see why. Simply put, Kiyosaki is an excellent business man but he is a mediocre author.

I can not say that the author who is a multi-millionaire is not an expert when it comes to money because he apparently is. The problem is that what is provided in the book is very basic and if it provided me with anything, it would be motivation rather than concrete knowledge. The author have a few things to say but he stretched them out over more than 200 pages of how people suck when it comes to managing money. How his rich dad “”Groomed” him to become successful and then there is the chicken little example the author was very proud of.

The thing is that some of the advice written in the book can only work when there are classes of people, the rich and the poor. If everyone decided to live by the rules in this book then it won’t work because it depends on people working with low salaries and shitty circumstances just because they won’t fight against it.

Another thing that made me stop and think was the praise that Kiyosaki pours toward Donald Trump and though this was written decades ago and the author is obviously impressed by Trumps financial success, it made me think if money is the sole measurement the author uses in his life. Jump to the last couple of years showed another image of Trump which made the example leave a bitter taste in my mouth!

Summary: Long story short is that this is not a life-changing book. It has a few basic concepts that it repeats again and again while crapping on educated people and assuming a very westernized measures about money and success. The reason that made me give this an additional start (two stars instead of one) is that it kind of made me motivated to read and do more!

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