Mr Kiyosaki has taught us many valuable lessons on how to make money over the years.
You can see over the years how his various attempts failed, until he worked out that if he lied and made up enough BS stories...people would think they are real!
They actually started believing him and buying books and paying for his BS.
The next step is to leverage it as many times as you can by bringing out 10 books a year (that you get others to write for you, just like the first one) with all the imaginable fantasy stories to make people feel good.
But the most important step is to mark these as non-fiction, as if they were actually true!
Darn those clever people.
Yes he is indeed a son of many fathers
Ah, I think the idea is the stories are meant to help educate.
Innit great how BS is ok if it makes you feel good!
So here's my story:
"I worked hard all my life spending every minute of my day learning to invest.
After 30 years of working continuously working to improve my methods and strategies I have managed to accumulate 146 properties worth over $100 million.
No I did not do all the work myself, along the way i met some very smart people who were kind enough to help n my ardous journey to become financially free.
Have you ever thought of what it would be like not to have to worry about money? To live without a care in the world on a waterfront home, with a few mercs and porshes parked out the front? A trophy wife and a few "swords" on the side?
Well I'm here to tell that your parents won't tell you how, and neither does going to school do you any good either.
You can be dumb like me, but rich as fux if you just follow my system.
Your friends will laugh when you tell them your an investor, but just follow my system based on the truths that my wealthy friends have taught me and you will be on your way to freedom.
You too can have thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars every month just rolling in your bank account, day after day, week after week, year after year. Imagine that! What will your friends say then?
So to get started on your way to become rich, be the envy of your friends, tell your boss to stick his job, get started today on the marvellous road to wealth and financial freedom where you never have to worry about money...ever again, get started today...no right now!
All the secrets are revealed in my book, how make millions, how to be on the BRW rich list, how to make your boss kiss your hind. Your friends will be amazed at how quickly your lifestyle changes after discovering the secrets that took me a lifetime to learn and many years to distill in my 13th book that has just been published.
Find out the advice i gave Trump when he was broke that changed his life forever.
Find out the exact advice I gave George Soros and many other billionaires that increased their wealth by leaps and bounds.
Even my publishers think it's too good to be true and have only reluctantly agreed to run a small print run, so they won't last long!
For your copy of the greatest investing secrets ever told just send the money to my ban account and you will be your way to owning hundreds of properties.
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Ok I see, you're asserting that he's simply made up stuff in order to get an audience. Why didn't you just say that?
The trouble is that he actually goes own oil wells (the comapny name escapes me) & several thousand apartments (with Ken McElroy) & has a couple of listed companies. & he has just released another book with Donald Trump. Kiyosaki recognises Trump as one of his mentors. I'm guessing Trump is happy with what Kiyosaki says about him.
Personally I don't see him telling stories in the books that are aimed at selling his coaching, rather they're aimed at getting across investing principals, most of the books were written before he offered coaching.
He made his money selling books, doing seminars etc not practicing what he preaches.
In 2002 AFTER the nasdaq crash he wrote this book "Rich Dad's Prophecy: Why the Biggest Stock Market Crash in History Is Still Coming." So he made it up?
Hey PB you probably knew about these ideas long ago right? Did you invest in them your self, or did you just write about them on Somersoft? Do you really think someone would know this stuff & not invest in it?
Is the lesson that made him broke and homeless in 1985?Gold was one of the first lessons that Rich Dad taught him as at the time, Bretton Woods was still around.
I think my calls, made all over the internet, where much more detailed and precise.
Is the lesson that made him broke and homeless in 1985?
That may be true PB, but this is not about whos calls were better. It's about the likelyhood that RK would've made-up all this stuff to sell books ( with no intention to invest ) and then been right about it. If that's true then I'd say he's a loser.
Glad it aint just me. And yep Henry is just one of many caught cooking the books.It's actually amazing how so many people make bucket loads just by stating the bleeding obvious. Isn't Henry Kaye our Australian version gone bust?
Hey I gave him the benefit of my doubt, I read his book and it did not make sense. Too many contradictions, not much substance, no details.
And after a little research I find that like most "gurus" he wealth came after he became a guru and not before.
And like those others there is no detailed method or strategy in any of his books. And much is just bragging about (his wife's) lifestyle and doodads (just like an amway seminar).
Jan Somers, Peter Spanns first 2 books are much better, much more detailed, much more relevant to our market. Even though they too made most of their wealth/income after not before. Phil Jones book "Rich Rewards in 3 yrs" is also worth the $$.