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Why 'A' Students Work for 'C' Students and 'B' Students Work for the Government

Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Education for Parents
Written by: Robert T. Kiyosaki
Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
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Kiyosaki expands on his belief that the school system was created to churn out Es / Employees...those "A Students" who read well, memorize well and test well... and not the creative thinkers, visionaries, and dreamers - entrepreneurs-in-the-making...those "C Students" who grow up to be the innovators and creators of new ideas, businesses, applications, and products.

The audiobook urges parents not to be obsessed with their kids' "letter grades" ("good grades" might only mean they or the student themselves were successful in jamming a square peg into a round hole...) and focus, instead, on concepts, ideas, and helping their child find their true genius, their special gift. The path they can pursue with a love and true passion.

Robert showcases success stories of "C Students" who grew up to be phenomenal successes - and HIRED those "A Students" (attorneys, accountants, and other school-smart specialists) to work in their businesses... while the more average students, "B Students", often find themselves in government-type jobs....

Not surprisingly, Kiyosaki will coin his own definitions of what "A," "B," and "C" stand for as he gives parents and their children bits of wisdom as well as insights and tools for navigating an ever-changing world...an Information Age world where the ability to change and adapt, understand relationships, and anticipate the future will shape their lives.

Please Note: The audio references accompanying material that is not included with this audiobook.

©2013 Robert T. Kiyosaki (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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I would love to give 5/5

I would love to give 5/5. I was just NOT impressed by the idea of Robert's politics ramble (he is entitled to his opinion, but not on a book sold as a money education book). I love the book and the great lessons; but politics turned me off most of the time. Would have been better to just state facts without downing one president and promoting Donald Trump (Drumph) before he was a president. I wonder if Robert can write the same praises for DJT today.

Whenever you put politics in a book like this it's a turn off to people like me. I would have liked to see this book without damning president Obama, you clearly mentioned that it's not his fault for thinking the way he does since that's the education he got. Rambling and damning him for that in almost every chapter made me fast forward some stuff. I love your book. Wish I could delete parts on Audible and have my children listen too.

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Facts are wrong from the start

I might end up agreeing with his premise, but I could not get past chapter 3. He incorrectly states that Einstein was a poor student, which is incorrect and easily checked, besides you don't get a doctorate in physics if you are a poor student. That Edison invented the light bulb. While Edison did invent the electric vote recorder, the phonograph and the multiplex telegraph system, the light bulb was invented by William Joseph Hammer, a consulting engineer that worked for Edison. He quotes the bible out of context. By that I mean selecting a single line that seems to prove your point regardless of the contest in the story. Like reading the parable of the Good Samaritan but only the line about how Levites avoided the man and saying that point is you should avoid people who have been beaten and robbed.

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Interesting point of view

First off, I'd like to say that Robert has an interesting point of view. His theory makes sense and the advice is sound.

However, this book could have easily been a quarter of its length. Most of the book seems to be sales pitches for his games, opinion based observations, judgmental rhetoric and repetition. There is a lot of repeated text in this book.

Although I can see his points, and I have taken away a few good morsels of knowledge from the book, I cannot recommend it. You could probably find most of the base knowledge outlined in this book with a google search - In my opinion.

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Great book!

Thanks Robert for this great content. My family will benefit from your wisdom through trial and error.

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  • Devrin
  • Norwich, NY, United States
  • 2013-11-06

Good read, Horrible reader

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

Yes

Would you be willing to try another book from Robert T. Kiyosaki? Why or why not?

Yes because his teachings are very inspirational and motivating.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator was horrible

Was Why 'A' Students Work for 'C' Students and 'B' Students Work for the Government worth the listening time?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I would buy the book instead of listening to it. Its really your preference really, like you if you are just in the car and want to here some inspirational teachings then yea, but if you just want to get more out of it and comprehend it more I would just buy the book.

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  • Henz
  • 2015-01-07

Life changing

Great book I would recommend to anyone whether you are a parent or not
Every chapter was great highly recommended

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  • J. Blanco
  • 2015-06-15

Must read for patents and Undergrads

This book summarizes everything you need to know for coming up with a success plan in today's unstable economy,

He covers in nuggets the history of our govt, federal reserve , fiat currency and the different quadrants.

He lays it out in a simple form what you need to do.

A must read !

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  • Salaam
  • 2017-02-05

Great book! Loving the Rich Dad teachings.

Very good book for parents wanting to learn differently about money and sharing such knowledge with their children.

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  • Anthony Burbidge
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 2016-04-28

his best yet!

I've listened to nearly all the books on the rich dad series and this is perhaps the best. both cautionary and inspiring at the same time, Robert tells the truth about how the economic system works, why it crashed, why it is doomed and what we can do for ourselves and our children in light of the system's fundamental flaws.

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  • Jonathan D Rivera-Van-Derdys
  • 2016-12-17

Interesting Book

The information in this book is very valuable and should be heard by pretty much everyone.

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  • MD
  • 2016-04-20

Good information - uncorrelated anecdotes

The book has good information and certainly very useful for kids and adults. The advice is invaluable.

Only issue is that some of the anecdotes to correlate the stories and some references to the economy are about accurate. Example he mentioned the recession in the 1920s made the Dow drop and only bounced back after 20+ years and hence the current recession may take so much. Well the Dow bounced back already during gosh recession.

Sometimes buying a liability may be necessary - car for family - but he makes it sound useless and ignores the opportunity cost of not having a car when you have a large family.

Overall I will recommend this book but don't put your heart in all the advice. Customize it for our situation.

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  • SST
  • 2017-03-07

Excellent- Audio version

I thought this was a great book. The narrator is clear and reads the book well. I can't say I agree with every single idea in the book, but it did open my mind to a lot of new ideas. Most importantly it has gotten me on the tract of teaching my kids about financial education. Highly recommend.

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  • Steven Nasralla
  • 2019-11-06

Poor sound quality

It took 9 hours into the book to figure out turning the bass all the way down eliminated the boomy sounds. Performance Audio should remasters the book

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  • Bob
  • 2019-10-29

Another excellent Book

Another excellent book in the Rich Dad Poor Dad series truly eye opening and helpful for those who are trying to increase their financial education and their life