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5.0 out of 5 starsIf you want to transform your beliefs around money, read this book!
Reviewed in Australia on 9 July 2019
This book was transformative. My beliefs about money were very different before reading this book, but by the last page I felt like I had a revelation. Definitely recommend to people wanting to change their financial situation. Perhaps not relevant to Australian's as Robert is in America, but I took a lot from this book.
The book is good quality for its price. However my book’s barcode sticker was on the actual book instead of the plastic cover. The sticker as you can see is one of those “you can never entirely remove” stickers. It just looks bad. Therefore only 2 stars, sorry.
While I'll admit this book does have some great insight into how money works, where it comes from, the differences between the rich and the middle class, assets and liabilities etc... this book is a preach on the idea of real estate which is an extremely expensive scheme to enter into, and not ideal if you're starting from the bottom. So what actually made the author rich? Real estate? Or is that now keeping him rich after selling this best-selling book preaching these financial methods which are either extremely expensive or take a lifetime to accumulate (stock investments for example)? A book I'd recommend over this one any day would be "The Millionaire Fastlane" by MJ DeMarco. It has tried and tested methods for anyone who wants to make a lot of money in a much shorter space of time, even if you're starting from ground zero. And also, the author practices what he preaches!
In diesem Buch wiederholt sich alles bis zum Erbrechen. Wenn man den Inhalt knackig verpackt hätte, wäre das Buch etwa 40 Seiten dick. Dazu kommt, dass das Buch nicht zu wenig Eigenwerbung enthält. Du willst mehr bzw. überhaupt Mal was konkretes dazu wissen? Dann kaufe mein anderes Buch und melde dich auf meiner Website an und spiele dieses und jenes Spiel! Selbst jemand, der absolut keine Ahnung von Geld hat, wird aus diesem Buch nicht schlau werden. Es gibt vielleicht knapp 10 bullet points, die durchaus hilfreich sind, aber auch durchweg schwammig beschrieben werden. Das Buch liest sich wie eine aufgepimpte Biografie mit jeder Menge zu Finanztipps aufgeblasenen Binsenweisheiten.
Fazit: Ich verstehe den Hype um dieses Buch nicht. Es ist verdammt schmal im Inhalt, liest sich dafür aber flott und leicht. Trotzdem gibt es von mir keine Empfehlung.
I’m not sure what I was looking for from this book - but I didn’t find anything new or inspirational. There were a few pointers to thinking outside the box in terms of assets and liabilities; that is to make sure your assets make you money rather than just cost you money, but nothing I hadn’t come across before. My opinion is that specific examples werenot really that relatable to today’s economic environment in the UK. (I.e. making money from areal Estate Foreclosures)
Starting each new chapter by going over the main points of the old chapter I found just padded the book out and was not necessary to learning. There was the odd nod to spirituality - but I’m quite familiar with these concepts being a great fan of Wayne Dyer, Frederick Dodson and Eckart Tolle etc
In summery, Robert Kiyosaki is in the business of ‘Selling’ and SELL this book he does. My advise to anyone thinking of purchasing this book would be that the relevant information can be condensed down to one chapter of bullet points - the rest is just Fluff which Robert sells quite well.
A well-known book, but having read it, I believe this says more for Robert Kiyosaki's publicist than his writing prowess. As he admits himself in the book: he is a best *selling* writer, not the best writer. This book infamously turns some conventional wisdom on its head: savers are losers, the middle class is not comfortable, your house is not an asset. Bear in mind here that Kiyosaki is a jack of all trades who attempted (and an unkind person would say, failed) several careers before finding his niche, and even then has several failed businesses and a bankruptcy to his name. Should you really take financial advice from a person whose biggest financial success is writing "How to get rich" books? Go in with an open but skeptical mind and there are a few interesting points to be found here. Although I finished the book with no desire to replicate Kiyosaki's methods, it did impress on me the importance of tracking the direction of cash flow. You can't fill a bathtub if it's unplugged and the tap is only open a quarter turn.
enjoying it but find I have to skip half pages at a time as it is a lot of padding. I got it as a holiday read, not because I thought it had some magic answers.
You would also need a time machine for UK property, and then the advice would be great, if you bought 20 years plus ago, now the price rises have mainly happened.
I believe, as with all of these types of books, the author makes his money from publishing and marketing promises, if he knew how to make a lot of money in this economy, would he be doing the series of books?
The quality of the book is good and does truly look up to the 5 star great reviews. However, this book is tiny. It is very uncomfortable to read it and when the letters are small too it adds to the problem. This made the reading experience unfortunately unenjoyable regardless of the quality of the book and the very excellent low price I had paid for the book.
***Please add a photo of the book demonstration in the hand with the dimensions at the final photo like in all book descriptions! I didn’t expect this book to be different size to almost all other a5 books on the market.***