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Rich Dad, Poor Dad

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  80,019 ratings  ·  3,922 reviews
Personal finance author and lecturer Robert T. Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective from two very different influences - his two fathers. One father (Robert's real father) was a highly educated man but fiscally poor. The other father was the father of Robert's best friend - that Dad was an eighth-grade drop-out who became a self-made multi-millionaire. The li ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Time Warner Books UK (first published January 1st 1989)
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3-You should do stuff what You like to do (as successful people).
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I bought this book on the recommendation of a client, and from page one I was feeling uncomfortable with it. I pushed aside the part of my mind that was shouting "This guy is trashing highly educated people and the working poor!" and I was able to actually become enthusiastic about the message of the book.

Here is the message of the book, and as far as I can tell, the only thing of value in its pages:

* When you own something, it is either putting money into your pockets, or taking money out of
Feb 11, 2008 Dan rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: nobody
This book may do a good job of getting you excited about your financial future but the false information it teaches negates any benefits.

I believe this book does a disservice to the public. I suspect it was written to appeal to those who are failing in the world's conventional definition of success. Didn't go to college? Can't hold down a stable job? Good for you! You haven't fallen for that waste of time and stupid rat race like all those other suckers!

Saying that higher education isn't worthwh
Jul 18, 2007 L rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
This book is not just about money. It's about how we are taught to think; how we are programmed by schools, family, and friends to look at the rich as greedy no good bloodsuckers and opportunities as risks. It is an attempt to reprogram minds to look at why we do what we do.. why do we buy all these shoes, clothes, cars, jewelry.. have we earned it or are we just trying to maintain an image?

To me the most important thing it teaches is that being educated is the key.. educated in our motives, in
I read this book while in an Entrepreneur phase. On one hand, it is rather inspiring, in a John Madden sort of way. You see, John Madden (American football broadcaster) always makes everything sound easy, which may be how he coached the Raiders to the superbowl. He'll say something like "now what they need to do here is score a touchdown. I think that if they can do that, they will turn this game around".

I still recall a memorable game where a quarterback's contact fell out, and while he and th
Mohammed Alsaleh
الكتاب غني وثري .. ويحكي قصة كيوساكي الأمريكي من أصل ياباني .. حين تربى على يد أبيه الفقير وكان يتلقى منه الأوامر دوماً بالتعلم والتعلم فقط حتى يحصل على وظيفة بالكاد تسد رمق مصروفاته وأساسيات حياته .. بينما أبوه الغني " وهو أب لصديقه !" كان يعلمه كيف يدير المال الذي بين يديه ويجعله يعمل لأجله ..

الكتاب .. شكل ثورة في عالم الكتب التي تحكي عن الثراء وكيفية الحصول على الاكتفاء بل ربما الغنى ..

سأقول نقطة جلية ضرورية بعيدة كل البعد عن الكتاب ..

أثناء قراءتي للكتاب والتي امتدت لأكثر من شهر .. كنتُ أتأمل
Dec 25, 2008 Nola rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who don't want to think "poor" or want to learn about money
While driving for the Thanksgiving vacation, my husband and I listened to Robert Kiyosaki’s book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, on CD. This book helped us to expand and to think outside the box when it came to money. It gave us many things to think about and other ways to view our finances. I enjoyed it so much that I not only listened to it twice on CD, but also read the book itself.

In his book, Kiyosaki reveals that he had two fatherly perspectives while growing up. His biological father maintained an
Egybookmaster Kottp
قرأت الكتاب بالعربية منذ حوالي عامين باسم الاب الغني و الاب الفقير
يحكي مؤلف الكتاب ان من قام بتربيتة إضافة إلي والده هو والد أحد أصدقائة و الذي يتمتع بفكر مختلف تماما عن الفكر المحافظ لوالده
الكتاب هو توضيح لانك إذا اردت ان تصبح غنيا فعليك ان تفكر مثل الاغنياء تعيد تحديد اولوياتك و ساعات عملك و طريقة تصرفك في ما تحت لديك من اموال و غيرها
الكتاب عملي جدا و بسيط جدا لا يحتاج ان تكون دارس للاقتصاد مثلا او غيره
تشبة فكره الكتاب ( و لكن إلي حد بعيد ) كتاب ل يوسف إدريس اسمة فقر الفكر و فكر الفقر لكن
Will Thomas
This book goes on my shelf of four books I read over and over, books I read devotionally. It totally revolutionized my outlook not only on making money, but also on education. I wish everyone would read this. I wish the close-minded, those who graduated from whatever school they attended and haven't allowed themselves a new thought since, could break through the stone walls they have erected around their souls and let this in. This message can save our world! I am not exaggerating.
This is a GREAT book! I can definitely say it changed my life and they way I look at money and finances. For example, my husband and I bought investment properties after I had him read it as well. It is very easy and interesting to read. READ IT! READ IT! READ IT!

Here is one of my favorite lines from it, approximately quoted: "I have never met a rich man who hasn't lost a lot of money, but I have met a lot of poor men who have never lost a dime." True! SO TRUE. Everytime I lose money in an inves
The life changing book that has been a personal finance best seller for over a decade written by author Robert T. Kiyosaki. This little book has changed the lives of many people and their perspective on money, who are in misery, not knowing how to make ends meet due to lack of financial education. The contents of this book, tells the story of a young man, who is the author himself, being brought up by his natural father the conventional way of getting a job, saving every penny, working hard and ...more
Jan 21, 2009 Danine rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Suckers
I've been wanting to read this for a couple of years. After some recent events in my life I wanted to understand the financial thinking of people who were raised wealthy and those who were not. The first chapter was great. The storytelling was simple and informative. It made so much sense to me and I related to it. Then I started Lesson Two: Why Teach Financial Literacy. It was this chapter that I realized that homeboy Kiyosaki is quite pompous. I understand that he was using specific examples i ...more
The other John
"And I will say to my soul, 'Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.'"
But God said to him, "You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?"

That parable popped into my mind when I read this book. This book is about "what the rich teach their kids about money that the poor and middle class do not." It's not so much a manual on how to get rich, but more of a book on the underlying worl
Awab AlShwaikh
عاش الكاتب تحت كنف أبوين، وكلا الأبوين ناجح في حياته ومتفوق، الا أن طريقة التفكير تختلف، فرغم أن الأب الأول أكثر تعليماً الا أنه -وحسب رأي الكاتب- يفكر بطريقة مختلفة عن الطريقة التي يجب أن يفكر بها الأغنياء والأثرياء، وهو الأمر الذي قام به الأب الثاني والذي لم يكمل تعليمه الإعدادي

الكتاب به الكثير من التشجيع على الاستثمار والمخاطرة الذكية، ويركز على الطريقة السليمة في التعامل مع المال

لم يعجبني في الكتاب، أسلوب الكاتب الذي يتضح أنه من الرأسماليين الجشعين جدا، فهو يجد أن الفقير يستحق الفقر، وأنه يس
There were things that I liked and things that I disliked about this book.


*Author makes exaggerations, blanket statements, and assumptions and then presents them as facts. (i.e. He states that Americans pay 50% in income taxes. Not many Americans are in this tax bracket, certainly not the person that would be reading this book!)

*Author doesn't understand economics, politics and law well. For instance he states that "Our staggering national debt is due in large part to highly educated p
Angela Alcorn
I thought this book was great! Along with being a very pleasant read it had many valuable financial lessons to teach us. I’ll quickly go through some of the very important points.

We really don’t get taught anything about financial management in school. I’m shocked at how many of my friends know nothing about how their credit card works, let alone how to use simple accounting to correctly assess their financial position. We need to have financial literacy to survive.

The book explores the types of
Rehab Ali suliman
"مايعلمه الأثرياء و لا يعلّمه الفقراء و أفراد الطبقة الوسطى لأبنائهم عن المال! "
هذهِ العبارة في غلاف الكتاب زادت فضولي لقراءة الكتاب و بالصدفة اكتشفته في مكتبتي ، الكتاب يتحدث عن الثراء و عالم المال بأسلوب قصصي محبب ويتحدث فيه المؤلف عن تجربته وعن والده الثري و والده المتعلم .

الكتاب غيّر وجهة نظري عن المال و أعطاني كمية معلومات ما كنت لأجهد نفسي في البحث عنها لأنها ببساطة في مجال البيع والمال الذي أتجنب القراءة عنه ولكن المؤلف عرض فكرته بطريقة ممتعة لذلك أظن أنني سابدأ القراءة في هذا المجال.
My father handed me this book two nights ago, and said something to the effect of "interesting read--not very informative, but not bad".

After reading 36 out of 195 pages, I've already gotten a grasp of the overall message (make your money work for you). I've also become bored with it. As a future purveyor of doctorate-level counseling/psychological services (fingers crossed, here), reading the dribble that pop-psychologists, self-made millionaires, and the like are allowed to put into print naus
May 23, 2008 Alan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Alan by: Teacher
Rich Dad, Poor Dad is easily one of the most insightful and useful books of our generation. In an ever changing economy it is important for people to have not just academic intelligence but financial intelligence in order to be successful. This book gives so much information that many people never learned in school, college or from their parents. This book teaches smart ways to invest and ways to make your money work for you instead of having to work for your money.
This book appeals to all types
Sep 05, 2007 Meutia added it
Shelves: not-recommended
This book is more a motivational book rather than personal finance book. It talks about general things that people knew already. Plus, after reading the analysis of this book by John Reed, I became increasingly skeptical about it: the author is making money out of writing this kind of book instead of through managing his own finances. You can read this book for leisure but it won't help much in managing your personal finance. And if possible, don't buy it, just borrow from local library. Persona ...more
Samantha Cira
Sorry, but this book is a bunch of mumbo-jumbo BS.

The concepts in this book, to me, are common sense and there are no concrete applications to his ideas. Yes, the poor get poorer while the rich get richer, there's a ground-breaking idea! Yes, most people don't know how to manage their money, we know, so how about telling us how?

The majority of the book is Kiyosaki wanking it, telling us stories about his life (which I don't even think are true).

If you want to learn about personal finance and inv
الكتاب كان تجربه محفزة وجميله حقيقة ..
مش بالضروة للناس المتخصصة .. ولكني اعتقد انه مفيد لأي شخص يحتاج التحفيز للإستثمار .. ممكن نقول يفتح عيوننا عالواقع .. وإن الواقع يحتااج منا التخطيط والذكاء المالي < أكثر كلمه تتكرر في الكتاب ..
المحتويات :
الفصل الأول :قصة ا لأب الغني والأب الفقير
الفصل الثاني : "الدرس الأول" الأثرياء لايعملون لجني المال
الفصل الثالث : "الدرس الثاني"لماذا يتم تدريس الثقافة المالية ؟
الفصل الرابع :"الدرس الثالث" فكر في عملك الخاص
الفصل الخامس : "الدرس الرابع"تاريخ الضرائب و
this one and the other one by Kiyosaki (cash flow quadrant) really shook the financial cobwebs out of my head. i really like the bare-knackles definition of an asset- if it doesnt generate cashflow, it aint an asset no matter how much you paid for it. that struck my' hummer' off the assets column leaving a huge dent. a family house would also not squarely sit in this column. ok, it generates cashflow as 'rent not paid', but the value you would put for it in this column according to Kiyosaki shou ...more
K.D. Absolutely
May 04, 2009 K.D. Absolutely rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Soni
Shelves: self-development
What struck me most among the different advices in this book is “spend only on things that will generate income for you” and it was in that part where the author describes the house of his Poor Dad – the tattered door mat, the creaking floor panels, etc. After reading the book, I thought it would be nice to do that but it is easier said than done. For example, when my daughter hinted that she would like to have PS2 when she was still young to understand the value of money, would I refuse or prob ...more
After getting into the first few chapters of this book I found myself quite excited as I came across some information in regards to money that is put into a perspective between how wealthy people think and how middle class/poor people think. I would not expect a person to agree with everything after reading this book once or experiencing some of the things this author has experienced but it really opens up a lot of ideas in how to proceed.

The most interesting thing brought out in this book that
Interpretation: 2-stars is more like "meh".

This book has been repeatedly referenced by authors I respect, and the curiosity got the better of me. Clearly. Because I read the whole book, thinking there must be something salvageable somewhere. However, I finished it disappointed. The author's greatest weakness is not that he doesn't understand money. He does well. Rather, he gets on the cusp of cracking a code for his readers...and then breaks into a swagger and bravado about his own accomplishme
This book shares the same fundamental problem that plagues most business how-to's (like The E-Myth): terrible, corny writing. You would think smart, successful people like Kiyosaki and E-Myth's Michael Gerber would be able to retain a decent ghost writer, but you'd be wrong. As for the content, there are a few nuggets of wisdom here but the major revalations and practical guidance that the word of mouth for Rich Dad promised just never materialized. Here's the entire book in a nutshell, "When li ...more
Inane, self-righteous congratulatory drivel best left to the rubbish heaps.
إذن... احتاج مني الأمر 4 شهور، 7 فصول، و165 صفحة.. عشان أوصل أخيرا للـ (آها مومنت) اللي كنت أنتظرها -واللي بدأت عشانها أقرا هالكتاب.

يوم خلصت النصف الأول من الكتاب، كنت أجد صعوبة كبيرة فعلا في إكماله إلى النهاية، رغم اهتمامي بموضوع الثقافة المالية ورغبتي في التعلم.. بدا لي أن لغة الكاتب غير موجهة للقارئ العربي إطلاقا، وأن الإطار المالي للفرد في المجتمع الأمريكي هو مختلف بالكامل عنه هنا. نظرة الكاتب كانت مستفزة بالنسبة لي -وأنا المتحمسة بخطواتي الأولى الخجولة في عالم المال والأعمال- وهو يقول أن ال
Aug 27, 2009 Tim rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those interested in having a better understanding of how money works
In my opinion, this book fulfilled its purpose which was to help people have a better understanding of how to make money and use it wisely. There are many aspects of it that appealed to me. First, it shows how a person can be a better steward of the money he has. This is something that, as a Christian, I greatly desire to do. Having said that, I think there are many people that desire to do that, but don't know how. In addition to that, there may be people that are good stewards to some extent, ...more
Khalid Almoghrabi
financial literature is an important subject for everyone and the books gives thorough insights on a subject left by most people and that's why they struggle financially. simply put, because they work for the money and not getting the money work for them.
I do recommend the book even though it could be shorten and contains blabber in some sections specially the paper version and the audio is already shortened.
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Kiyosaki is best known for his book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, the #1 New York Times bestseller. Kiyosaki followed with Rich Dad's CASHFLOW Quadrant and Rich Dad's Guide to Investing. He has now had at least a dozen books published. A partial list of his books is included below
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