If you are new on your journey out of the cubicle farms (or the classroom farms), you may not have had a chance to read Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki yet. But you should. As soon as possible. And here are 5 reasons why:
#1, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
opens your eyes that there can be another way of living. You don't have to be a drone in an office doing something you don't really care about. The author, Kiyosaki, is a poor kid from Hawaii who has built an empire that nets him $2 million a month according to a radio interview on Alex Jones
#2, RDPD is empowering. It really drives home the message that you are in control of your future.
#3, Rich Dad, Poor Dad teaches the most important business lesson: Businesses create money. You can't get that from being an employee no matter how much you make.
#4, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
teaches the second most important business lesson: Your success with finances will be a direct result of your financial education. Just as your professional success depends on your professional education.
#5, It's just a damn fine entertaining story. Sort of the financial equivalent of A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens
So I encourage all of you to pick up a copy
, read it or listen to it on your iPod on the way to work. After all...
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men for they may act their dream with open eyes and make it possible."
- T.E. Lawrence