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Rich Dad Poor Dad

What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Written by: Robert T. Kiyosaki
Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Rich Dad Poor Dad will….

  • Explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich
  • Challenge the belief that your house is an asset
  • Show parents why they can’t rely on the school system to teach their kids about money
  • Define once and for all an asset and a liability
  • Teach you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence, and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education.

"The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money. The result is that people learn to work for money… but never learn to have money work for them."
—Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad Poor Dad – The #1 Personal Finance Book of All Time!

©2011 Robert T. Kiyosaki (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Just awesome

I wish I had read this book ten years ago. I feel like I have gained more from the last several hours than I did from most of my university courses.

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Enlightenment on investment

Excellent book. Too bad, I listened to this book only now.
most importantly it is a real story.
It not an author narrating a x, y, z technique to become rich or for better investment, but a real self experience.
A must read book.

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Just Amazing & Interesting

Lots to learn, Good for someone to start thinking.
just amazing, well put together into story
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Excellent Book - Not the Greatest Narration

Awesome book and awesome material. Unfortunately the reader or performer, sounds like he is eating while reading the book and makes nasty sounds with his mouth. sorry Tim wheeler... I appreciate your reading but the sound of you sucking on a candy is not appealing.

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So / So

I really wanted to like this book.

Some (not much) original thought. The idea of measuring financial health through cashflow from portfolio income is interesting. The comments about financial education were interesting. The distinction between assets and liabilities (based on the author's criteria) is interesting ...

Some generalities and lack of substance. For example (using my words), if you don't have your own money's to invest, use other people's money. High risk investments sometimes pay off. It's a great idea to buy low and sell high. Come on!

All in all, not a total waste of time, but not a masterpiece either.

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Great comparison of mindset between the two

a gray comparison and mindset netween rich mindset and poor persons mindset.

easy listening ... not too technical / Deep

Great basic overview (I moved onto his four quadrant book after this one and seems to build on from this book).

Also appreciate how the book views money (IE: not the love of money/greed).

great foundations book and a starting point to life transformation.

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best book ever I learned a lot from it

just love this book that I even want to listen to it again and again lots of of helpful information

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love the book, narrator was a little annoying

Loved the book, definitely changes your mindset Narrator was annoying clearing his throat, subtle but annoying.

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Great stuff

Great content, and just loved it. I it relates to many souls. I thank you so much

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a must read for anyone living paycheck to paycheck

the story was relevant and took so called complex unachievable ways on how to create wealth and broke them down step by step do anyone can do the same.

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  • Mathew Copeland
  • 2017-11-28

great book but....

The book itself is worth the buy and then some, the only reason I found it hard to finish was one thing that the narrator did. Constantly having to hear him have to "wet his lips" is irritating to the listener, especially when using headphones while listening. It's not normally a big deal unless it's something you have to hear every other sentence.

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  • Kevin P.
  • 2017-08-29

This book will re shape your finance mind

This book will reshape how you think about money. It will truly show you what you have been doing wrong since you were a kid, what you were not taught and should have been taught when you were growing up. I wish I had some of the advice this book offers a few years back when I was younger it would have made a world of difference by now. It's never too late to learn though. Read this and act. Don't let the common emotions of the (chicken litttles) in this world steer you away from becoming a business owner or an investor. It's your freedom on the line and no one else's.

Thank you Robert God bless

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  • B. Levitt
  • 2017-09-08

Those who can't do....teach

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People interested in getting rich quick scams

Would you ever listen to anything by Robert T. Kiyosaki again?

Absolutely not

Which scene was your favorite?

None

What character would you cut from Rich Dad Poor Dad?

Rich dad, since he seems to be an entirely fictional charater

Any additional comments?

It is reasonable advice that you should try to build assets (which is a fancy way of investing/saving in something with a reasonable return) and avoid assets that cost more than they pay (like being house-poor or car-poor). But you can save your money from buying this and stop there.

That's all this book has to offer. It's chalked full of economic inaccuracies. Capitalism doesn't allow businesses to arbitrarily raise their prices nor would it allow us to all "keep" our taxes if they suddenly don't exist (there's this thing called competition).

But after I was 3 quarters done with the book, I started wondering if the guy was ever going to give some concrete advice so I started googling his name. It turns out his ONLY early business success is teaching about business success. After separate bankrupt ventures in Velcro wallets and t-shrits, he started peddling how-to-get-rich books in the Amway pyramid, despite being unsuccessful himself. That eventually took hold and he started his education company. For me, it's a scam to sell knowledge you don't really seem to possess. Sure, the guy is rich now and dabbles in all sorts of things, but only after selling an idea that he was already successful which doesn't seems to be about as true as the existence of "Rich Dad".

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  • Scott Brown
  • 2018-04-15

Outdated and ironic

I had read the paper version of this book in 2011 while attending grad school. Having little to no financial literacy at the time, the concepts were foreign but digestible. I would like to think that I took away some of the author’s broad themes after I completed the book.

Desiring an easy ‘filler’ book between two others, I recently returned to the audiobook version for a catch-up. One of the first things I noticed these six years later was that several of the anecdotes were outdated or misleading. Specifically, the continued referral to Donald Trump’s financial abilities. Now I’m not pretending to know everything there is to know about Trump’s financial status, but I thought he bankrupted his companies?

Which brings me to my last thought of irony. After finishing the audiobook this time around, I read a few articles online informing me that Kiyosaki (his company) has recently declared bankruptcy as well. Additionally, several countries have him and his business under intense scrutiny for fraud and scams. Again, I don’t know all the facts (and you should do your own research to build your own case) but I do find it somewhat worrisome that an author who’s trying to aid in financial intelligence and give us tools to increase our cash flow is himself in hot water financially and morally.

At the end of the day, it’s your time and money; do what you want with them. For me, I won’t be recommending this book again. I believe Kiyosaki’s time has past.

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  • Nick
  • COATESVILLE, PA, United States
  • 2013-06-04

Great Book - Bad Narrator

Would you try another book from Robert T. Kiyosaki and/or Tim Wheeler?

Robert - Yes
Tim - No

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator was constantly swallowing and making disgusting noises when he wasn't talking. The noises are loud and extremely unpleasant, especially when listening on earphones.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The content was good.

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  • Michelle
  • 2017-10-03

Multi level marketing

Don't waste your time and if you don't believe me, just do your own research on the author and this book before listening to it. I looked into it after I burned my audible credit and the content in the book raised some red flags.

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  • Sandra
  • SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States
  • 2012-07-07

READER NEEDS MORE TRAINING!!!

Would you listen to Rich Dad Poor Dad again? Why?

The book is very good!. The reader, Tim Wheeler, has not received proper breathing instruction to narrate a book. Some people don't breath while they speak. This is not a healthy habit. It is distracting to listen to a book where the reader holds his breath and gasps between pauses. It actully interrupts my breathing while listening to him.!!!


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simplistic and self satisfied

What would have made Rich Dad Poor Dad better?

more research and less boasting; more solid information not just anecdotes

Has Rich Dad Poor Dad turned you off from other books in this genre?

this author

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

basic points are good but never elaborated upon

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  • Helice Daulton
  • 2018-03-23

Repetitive

I bought this book after a co-worker suggested it, and am upset that I wasted an audible credit on it. Every chapter was the same in that he reiterated “the rich make their money work for them.” Buy more assets and less liabilities, and if you’re rich you get taxed less compared to the poor.

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  • Seth Saunders
  • 2017-10-13

Anecdotes and intangibles

The author does a great job of writing without actually saying anything. The book is full of anecdotes and intangibles. There isn't much in this book you can actually put into practice. He also advocates for doing some illegal things to get out of paying taxes. Much of the book is supposedly the advice he got at the age of nine. No nine year old would have acted the way he did or have asked the questions he claims to have asked. Seems to me he wrote this book just as a way to make money without giving any real advice. Very disappointed.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2018-03-27

Juste génial

Un chef d'œuvre intéressant simple et entraînant. Aucun creux ni en terme de culture financière, livre accessible à tous.

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  • Benjamin
  • 2017-07-22

Excellent ! Ce livre mérite sa réputation.

Je ne suis pas bilingue mais ce livre n'est pas difficile à comprendre, le narrateur est très bon.

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  • Alexandre
  • 2019-10-11

EXCELLENT

Je regrette de ne pas l'avoir lu plus tôt ! Ce livre est vraiment une pure merveille.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-01-16

Very inspiring

One of the best books I've read. Very inspiring and life changing. I recommend it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-11-17

Excellent!

I really enjoyed the audiobook. The author makes it like you can live through his story and it's captivative.

No precise hints on how to get rich but it's your job to find out!

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  • Jacob Delfin
  • 2018-06-28

Great audiobook

A classic. Don’t let idiots discourage from reading or listening to this. Great advice for novices as well as experienced investors.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2018-06-25

Good for awaking financial oriented mindset

If you want to challenge your knowledge about earning/making money, this is a good place to start. It's not giving answers or telling a concrete plan but motivates to use our minds to develop our own financial intelligence.

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  • Sebastien Lorber
  • 2018-04-04

Good story and insights

This is a nice audio book for insights but maybe not practical enough for me. Does not go very deep on how one should invest and also seem to take for granted that anyone has a lot of free time to invest in learning.

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  • Olivier SERRERI
  • 2018-01-24

Très formateur

Excellent, m'a énormément appris sur la gestion d'argent. Il est de plus très bien lu. Je le recommande pleinement.

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  • ALFP Publishing
  • 2017-11-24

Super Livre, très inspirant.

Je vais investir dans les autres livres et passer à l'action. Ce livre vient de changer ma vision de l'argent et de comment le penser. :-) ;-)

Je dois investir et devenir plus intelligent...