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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Don't (Taschenbuch)
I am a student at the University of Western Australia. AsiaWeek gave the university an overall ranking of 26 amongst all the universities in the Asia-Pacific region (Tokyo University came out on top). I'm studying a combined Commerce/Mechanical Engineering degree and expect to graduate mid next year with First Class honours in engineering. I've only recently read "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" and am pleased to be able to share my opinions about it with so many people. The value of the book resides in its ability to impart on to the reader a certain orientation about the way in which money, as a responsible adult, can be viewed. As someone who is yet to commence professional work myself, the book provides some valuable insights as to the various reflections one has on the nature of work and money once careers begin and ladders are climbed. It's disquieting reading that those who are driven enough to gain professional success at a high level in a corporation may fall short of their financial goals. I have held the view that if you manage to graduate with excellent grades and secure a position with an elite firm, pretty much you'll be set for life. Not so, as Kioysaki strongly advocates: it is essential that one develops an ability to manage their personal finances too. Thus, seeing money in a new light has proven to be the most valuable lesson and it has motivated me to read further about specifics. However, some of the things I didn't like about the book were: * a large emphasis on starting up your own business. (Do you know how tough it is to do that? 99 out of 100 such ventures don't last for more than ten years). * not enough emphasis on encouraging kids to study hard at school. Kiyosaki quotes Gates, Ford, and Morgan, but how many people of such calibre have existed through the years? Not many. Going to school represents the "best-chance" way of at least getting a decent job (a stepping stone to building your asset base ?) * a bias towards "best-seller" literature.