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Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

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4.02  ·  Rating details ·  250,042 ratings  ·  9,433 reviews

Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, tells the story of Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads—his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad—and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working fo
Paperback, 275 pages
Published August 16th 2011 by Plata Publishing (first published 1997)
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Mohammad Kermani 1-Have your own work and work for yourself.
2-Job is different with trade. You should have your own trade and Job.
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1-Have your own work and work for yourself.
2-Job is different with trade. You should have your own trade and Job.
3-You should do stuff what You like to do (as successful people).
4-The rich buy assets. The poor only have expenses. The middle class buys liabilities they think are assets. The poor and the middle class work for money. The rich have money work for them.
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The Richest Man in Babylon (which gives similar advice to what the actual millionaires did, without the scientific research).

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Aug 11, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 13, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Mohammed Alsaleh
Apr 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: القمة
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
J.G. Keely
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
Ahmad Sharabiani
Rich Dad , Poor Dad, Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter
Rich Dad Poor Dad is a 1997 book written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. It advocates the importance of financial literacy (financial education), financial independence and building wealth through investing in assets, real estate investing, starting and owning businesses, as well as increasing one's financial intelligence (financial IQ) to improve one's business and financial aptitude. Rich Dad Poor Dad is written in the style of a
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finance
This book has a picture of the author on the cover. I should’ve considered myself warned. But here’s the thing - I’m 28 years old, married with no kids, spent the better part of the last 10 years at uni and I work full time. I have spent my entire life studiously avoiding economics, finance, accounting and all associated disciplines, instead always choosing the history/politics/social sciences path, and then studying law. As a result, I have a big gaping hole in my knowledge, and no idea about w ...more
Oct 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
رابرت کیوساکی یک نویسنده ی موفق نیست فقط یک فروشنده ی موفق هست که توانسته کتابش را هم خوب بفروشد و خودش هم این را میگوید , در کنار این هنر خوب فروختن کتابش هم مفاهیم اولیه ای از تفکر یک فرد ثروتمند برای ما به نمایش میگذارد , کل حرف هایش که در این همه صفحات نوشته شده برای من خلاصه میشود در این حرف که مغزت را به کار بینداز و مثل بقیه آدم های اطرافت زندگی را پیش نگیر که سرنوشتی جز آنها در این صورت نخواهی داشت , خود رابرت در انتهای کتاب میگوید که از کودکی تا بزرگسالی در حال آموزش در رابطه با سرمایه ...more
peiman-mir5 rezakhani
دوستانِ گرانقدر، نکتۀ خاصی جهت نوشتن ریویو در این کتاب به چشمم نخورد... به نظرم کتاب دوم «کیوساکی» حداقل بهتر از این کتاب بود... اینگونه بنظر میرسید که در خیلی از قسمت هایِ این کتاب، نویسنده فقط خواسته بود بنویسد تا تعداد صفحاتِ کتاب زیاد شود
دو قسمت از نوشته هایِ این کتاب را که فکر میکنم بهتر از بخش های دیگر بود را به انتخاب در زیر برایتان مینویسم
:قسمت اول
بابای دارا میگفت : بسياری از مردم را ميتوان با يك بها خريد. هر ك
Will Thomas
May 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: daily-reading
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.

(May 24, 2016)
Nola Redd
Mar 26, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 21, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Samantha Cira
Sep 14, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, finance
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
Наталия Янева
Когато ми препоръчаха книгата, в първия момент си помислих, че става въпрос за „Богат, беден“ на Ъруин Шоу, което до голяма степен показва колко съм заблудена в света на self-help-а. Все пак разбрах за кой богат и за кой беден става дума, та дори останах приятно изненадана.

Книгата на Робърт Кийосаки всъщност не е от типа „Как да забогатеете бързо за 5 дни, ако не ви се чака – може и за 3“. Няма да се лъжем, стилът не е на никакво ниво, тук-там се ръсят афоризми от времето на пра-прабаба ми, за б
Apr 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
اصلن نمیدونم چرا فروشنده بهم پیشنهاد کرد اینو
و اصلن نمیدونم چرا اون موقع خوندمش :|
"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.
Oct 29, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
انهيت للتو كتاب الأب الغني والأب الفقير لروبرت كيوساكي أحد أكثر الكتب مبيعاً وصنف برقم #1 في مجال الكتب المالية الشخصية.. من ترجمة مكتبة جرير..
الكتاب مكون من 180 صفحة من الحجم الكبير.. ومقسم إلى 9 فصول.. ستة منها عبارة عن دروس مالية.. والثلاث المتبقية عن التغلب على المعوقات/ البداية/ خطوات وأفكار للمزيد..

نقاط القوة :
- الفكرة.
- الأمثلة الواقعية وقصص وتجارب النجاح والفشل المذكورة.
- يمثل الكتاب دورة في التدفق النقدي والذكاء المالي.
- الرسومات التوضيحية.
- التشجيع نحو الأعمال الحرة.
- التشجيع نحو التعل
Dec 19, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, business
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
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
Shalini Sinha
The signal to noise ratio is not very good in this book. But there are already many useful critical reviews on GR, so, I'll just talk about the important takeaways.

It's a generic self-help book which talks of "what" one should do (/not do) and not "how". If one is looking for practical advices related to investing, this is not an apt book to pick up.

Important takeaways :
1) Be financially literate. This makes the majority of the content of the book. Have at least minimal knowledge of
a) Account
Archit Ojha
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-we-own, ebooks
A wonderful book for anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur. Enlightening about assets and liabilities, the book provides real life examples and scenarios.

A must read for the beginners.
Angela Randall
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
Masoud Irannejad
میشه گفت رابرت کیوکاسی تمام سعی خودش رو کرده تا مفاهیم اقتصادی/مدیریتی رو در قالب داستان به مردم عادی آموزش بده به همین دلیل کتاب نسبت به حجمش مطالب خیلی کمی رو ارائه داده به طوری که 100صفحه اول کتاب رو میشه تو نیم صفحه خلاصه کرد،ولی با جلو رفتن کتاب اطلاعات بیشتری در اختیار خواننده قرار میگیره ،البته نه اونقدر زیاد ،به راحتی میشه کل مطالب کتاب رو تو 30 صفحه خلاصه کرد
اصلا منظورم این نیست که کتاب خوبی نیست،حتی پیشنهاد میکنم این کتاب رو مطالعه کنید، فقط میگم میتونست خلاصه تر نوشته بشه

قسمت هایی ا
Jan 30, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Awab AlShwaikh
Feb 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Nov 25, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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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Rich Dad (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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“In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.” 607 likes
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