After graduating from college in New York, Robert joined the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam as an officer and helicopter gunship pilot. Following the war, Robert went to work in sales for Xerox Corporation and, in , started a company that brought the first nylon and Velcro "surfer" wallets to market. He founded an international education company in that taught business and investing to tens of thousands of students throughout the world. In Robert sold his business and, through his investments, was able to retire at the age of forty-seven. Finance, and a monthly column, "Rich Returns" for "Entrepreneur" magazine.
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Not a fan. Sep 23, Andrea rated it liked it Good content but writing leaves much to be desired. Jun 24, Wendelle added it overheard involuntarily. If I was a bit more unforgiving I would have said that the views presented here in this book are by a self-aggrandizing, self-congratulatory hack, and that the book is paradigmatic of the stereotype of the money-scamming pop self-help book. Look, I understand the near-resentment toward a that drives most entrepreneurial people who feel like they have caught their own selves by the bootstraps and made their own success.
But the caricature-like view this book sells denies two things: a the difference between equality of status as proposed by socialism and the equality of opportunity as enshrined by the US Constitution, and b the fact that the rules of the economic game have changed, and wealth generation no longer happens by the Middle Class rulebook of hard work and paying dues, in an oligarchic system where greater wealth is acquired more easily by those who have to invest their piles and watch their money grow, as opposed to annual wage-earning.
As the New Testament said and which I quote here because then Kiyosaki could understand, ""For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him," is the rulebook that formally operates. One can achieve social mobility within this framework, of course. But this does not negate the reality quoted above.
This book does not acknowledge that equality of opportunity is under affront in a lot of ways in current US society. Of course, people should provide for themselves as much as they are able!
But this fails to comprehend, and probably would not like to comprehend, that under the system they are facing, where even overnight emergency care costs tens of thousands of dollars, the average citizen never really could race to win in the first place.
His views do not acknowledge the inequalities or obstacles inherent in the system, instead placing the burden of financial solutions all on the individual, instead of dividing it on both individual and society. As I said, I could be unforgiving toward this hack, but I am giving him the benefit of the doubt he would not direct towards those who are suffering and poor.
I can tell that he and the worldview he is preaching here is the product of his youth and times post-World War 2 , when he was able to reach financial success by dint of a gift for salesmanship and by undeniable hard work. However, this does not give him either expertise on economics, or insight on spiritual matters, which is how he is earning his coin in selling this book.
Rich Brother Rich Sister Book Review and Giveaway
Not a fan. Sep 23, Andrea rated it liked it Good content but writing leaves much to be desired. Jun 24, Wendelle added it overheard involuntarily. If I was a bit more unforgiving I would have said that the views presented here in this book are by a self-aggrandizing, self-congratulatory hack, and that the book is paradigmatic of the stereotype of the money-scamming pop self-help book.
Rich Brother, Rich Sister
Duration: 12 hours 11 minutes Summary: Together, then apart, then together again, as a brother and a sister discover the riches of life. Rich Brother Rich Sister combines the inspirational, true life stories of Robert Kiyosaki and his sister Emi Kiyosaki Venerable Tenzin Kacho into a book that will reaffirm your belief in the power of purpose, the importance of action, and the ability to overcome obstacles in a quest for a rich life. From that moment, two people, born of the same parents into the same household with the same childhood experiences, found themselves on distinctly different paths toward God, money, and happiness. Robert became a world-famous entrepreneur, author, and teacher of all things financial.