When asked to share some of the secrets to success experienced by many successful entrepreneurs, an increasing number of them mention Robert T. Kiyosaki's "Rich Dad Poor Dad" early into the conversation.
Stock market mentor and teacher-lecturer Gary W., whose financial workshops have attracted thousands of students who take his courses on a recurring basis, offers a book list to his student that is continually updated. "Rich Dad Poor Dad" has appeared near the top of this list ever since its publication.
Many of today's success stories are those of enterprising men and women who have flourished in real estate, the financial markets, corporate environments as well as a growing number in the dot com world. They often claim to have recognized a common key concept early on and worked hard to overcome a certain mindset. This mindset has been pointed out clearly in "Rich Dad Poor Dad."
Renowned lecturer Robert Kiyosaki recounts lessons he learned from his highly educated and respectable biological father as well as those from the father of one of his best friends, a middle-school dropout who , despite traditional thinking, became a multimillionaire. Robert learned lessons early on from both of these men and has been able to cultivate what he calls a "Rich Dad Poor Dad" mindset.
Listeners to the "Rich Dad Poor Dad Audiobook" can follow along with Kiyosaki as he recounts how he applied the teachings of his Rich Dad, coupled with the experiences of his brilliant but financially struggling Poor Dad, to build his own empire and achieve what is, by anyone's standards, financial success.
Although Kiyosaki made much of his initial investments in the real estate arena, it is the nuggets of wisdom, applicable to any field of monetary endeavor, that bring entrepreneurs back to his books time and time again to hone their financial acumen.