This book deserves more than five stars for its exceptional clarity, authenticity, relevance and eloquence.
Those who love the Rich Dad, Poor Dad books will adore this one. I found it to be the best book in the series since Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
Mr. Robert T. Kiyosaki speaks with the authority of experience. He did retire young at 47 while his wife was 37. At that time, his expected annual income was between $80,000 and $125,000. Many people yearn for early retirement with wealth, mostly because they hate their work. Mr. Kiyosaki was soon back at work, establishing new businesses. Most of his wealth was created after he retired. “I keep working because there are so things that need to be done.” So, he has clearly moved from earnings a living, to living a mission of self-expression. That’s very wonderful, and I hope you will accomplish the same result!
Although the subtitle says this is “how to” book, it’s really more of a “what to think” book. The fundamental concept is to leverage your mind, your plans, your actions, and your priorities to get wealth faster and more easily.
As usual, Rich Dad provides some wonderful quotes. Here are a few of my favorites.
“David could beat Goliath because David knew how to use the power of leverage.”
“Cash flow is the most important word in the world of money. The second most important word is leverage.”
“Leverage is the reason some people become rich and others do not become rich.”
“Because leverage is power, some people use it, some abuse it, and others fear it.”
“Getting rich begins with words and words are free.”
” . . . do more and more with less and less.”
The first books in the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series have been about cash flow. This one shifts over to leverage.
Retire Young Retire Rich – Robert Kiyosaki