For some British tastes, the capitalist mantra in the early part of
the book may be grating, but this does not detract from what Kiyosaki
has to teach. He speaks with the unwavering belief of an evangelist
that wants to empower people and help them regain control of their lives.
Never sermonising, Kiyosaki stresses again and again the value of
taking charge of your finances and your life. And it is this
repetition that makes this book, as with others in the Rich
Dad series, so effective. It is this easy-to-understand format
which enables the reader to put what they have learned into practice.
Kiyosaki also keeps it simple. There is no high-powered investment
jargon here. This is a down to earth book written in simple English,
albeit American English. Whilst the book is staunchly American,
everything he says is equally applicable to the UK.
The thorny subjects of assets and liabilities, the burgeoning
mountains of personal debt and the sheer lack of financial literacy
being taught in schools are issues which need to be addressed on both
sides of the Atlantic.
The book also shows that having money, or even being rich, is not
some mystery. There is no Get Rich Quick system. But there is a Get
Rich Slowly, a Get Rich Methodically and a Get Rich Smart system.
Freedom from the money stresses that burden us all is achievable. It
is down to you and how you make the most of what you have. Kiyosaki
shows how anyone can do it.
For many readers the book is life-changing, it is as simple as that.
For others it is purely a motivational tool. Acting as a catalyst by
generating the reaction necessary for the changes to be made. Either
way, Rich Dad, Poor Dad does contain something for
everyone and provides the building blocks for a much more secure and
debt free future.