Title and author: Success stories by Robert T. Kiyosaki
In 1997, Robert T. Kiyosaki published his first book in a series called Rich Dad Poor Dad. It was about the difference between the way rich people think and function and the way poor people do the same. After that book, a series of sequels and follow-ups have come. In 2003 he published this work, a study of 22 people who applied Kiyosaki’s writing principles and were successful.
You don’t need to read any of Kiyosaki’s previous works to get anything out of this book, but it would be very helpful to read at least Rich Dad Poor Dad to get a basic understanding of the principles he taught in that book that influenced the stories that you will read in this.
Each story is instructive in its own right. They illustrate how ordinary people learned the basic principles of wealth and applied them to be successful. Perhaps the most valuable aspect of these books is that they teach us everything that anyone can do. This is not limited to the smartest, the youngest, the best placed.
While these books are instructive because they describe how each person used the principles to expand their wealth, they also serve to inspire and motivate. For the person struggling in this area, this is an excellent motivational book.
One caveat: none of the authors is a certified financial advisor. There is no independent verification of your investment skill level or your own personal performance.
Readability / Writing quality:
This one, like all of Kiyosaki’s books, is easy to read. These books would benefit from more vigorous editing at times and may be redundant, but they are well organized and easy to follow.
Notes on the author:
Robert T. Kiyosaki is a self-described entrepreneur. He tells the story of his life as a child in Hawaii, where he was greatly influenced by two people, his father, who was a university professor, and a rich man, the father of a friend, who taught him how the financially successful think and operate. He has written several books on investing, wealth creation, and real estate.
Success stories by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter, CPA. Copyright 2003 by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter. Published by Warner Business Books.
Rating of this book
Overall rating of the book: Well
Writing style: Easy to read and follow.
Utility: More inspiring than instructive, but it serves both purposes.