Rich Dad Poor Dad, Three Years After

Who doesn’t know the Rich Dad Poor Dad book?
It’s certainly one of the best selling book that people know that popularize the word “financial freedom” and ignite the motivation to have business to more people than ever before.

I’m certainly one of the book’s “victim”. I changed my mind from taking Medical School in 2005 and thought to rather have my own business.

I’ve heard other authors wrote that Rich Dad Poor Dad is a fiction story that Robert Kiyosaki made up, and said that Robert is actually a liar.

But is it? Did Robert really make up the story about his amazing Rich Dad, and so all of the book content is nothing but a big lie?

I tried to re read the book again after the last time I read it three years ago. For three years I mainly worked as an employee, tried to have a join business with a partner which failed just after two months, and listen to many entrepreneurs about their view about business.

The book still sounds as good as it did three years ago. Better yet, this time I understood better the message that Robert said. So once again, is the Rich Dad Poor Dad a big lie?

Pop Writing

Honestly, Robert is really a good author. He able to make a dull topic such as business and investing into an interesting pop topic for everyone.

Don’t believe it? How many of you actually ever bought a book about investing? If some of you did, how many actually read everything in the book and wanted to reread it again and again?

I believe not so many people did. Why? Because most of the investing book talks about technical terms that really help most people get to sleep reading these books.

Rich Dad Poor Dad book 3 “Guide To Investing” is totally the opposite of most other investing books. I read the book at least twice, and I’m reading it again now. Robert integrates the topic of investing with stories of his conversation with his Rich Dad, making you want to read all the pages in the book.

Sweet and Dangerous as Candies

But… There is always a but in everything right? Especially for things that sound really good, such as the Rich Dad Poor Dad books.

So what’s the catch?

The Rich Dad Poor Dad books are actually dangerous because it creates strong driving force for most people to start businesses, telling that starting business is actually easy, while the books don’t actually teach you anything about the hows.

I’ve seen some people who, with confidence, followed what Robert said and some times later lose their money. These people learn the hard way about business. Sad stories indeed..

So, what’s your point djitz???

Personally, I’m not really sure about the Rich Dad story. I think Robert made up the story in his mind. However, it’s certainly one of the best story I know because it teaches to all common people (me included) about how money actually works (and possibly works) these days.

So he really open the secrets that only few people only know (most are the riches) before. However, his advices in the books must be taken carefully so as not to cause more sad stories.

Author: Trijito Santoso

I’m Trijito Santoso, a Seventh-Day Adventist, a medical technology graduate, and a software developer. The reason why I shifted from medical technology to computer science is because I love to create things (design, software, articles, anything), and being a software developer allows me to create things everyday. I’m currently studying Master of Science in Computer Science at Northeastern University, Boston. My Google Profile+

5 thoughts on “Rich Dad Poor Dad, Three Years After”

  1. my boss used to tell us not to believe Robert Kiyosaki … but I don’t know whether he’s right or he’s just manipulating us hahaha

    1. hi mi,
      Hahaha! I’m a bit agree with your boss though, we must be very cautious with Kiyosaki’s writings. He’s a business motivator not a business guru, so we should not confuse his advice as business advice.

  2. What matters is the business fundamentals and lessons that are taught in the book. I wish I would of read his second book (Cash Flow Quadrant) along with the first.
    I was one of the green entrepreneur’s that was very motivated by the book and I struggled for a long time, but eventually I used Robert’s books and others as a great source of encouragement!

    1. @Mike,
      Robert is a really good motivator and I believe all the things he mentioned in his book are possible, but not everyone can immediately do it, because he never really mentions the detailed steps. All the best for your business!

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