Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two Men, One Message Hardcover – Bargain Price, Oct 10 2006
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From Publishers Weekly
The wildly financially successful authors of this book state, early on, that a reader will not find in its pages specific advice on how to make or invest money. It's more a book of philosophy (note the "why" in the title), and if it's not exactly Kierkegaardian in scope or language, this collaboration of real estate magnate and rags-to-riches financial guru manages to entertain and to inform. Written in bite-size chunks and adorned with quotes (some from the authors' previous works or speeches) and graphs, it explains why some people get rich and others... well, don't. Some tales are shopworn: the many references to Warren Buffett are tales well told, for example, but what works best are the aphorisms and the personality type descriptions within the "CASHFLOW Quadrant"—no matter what you do for a living, in your heart are you an E, an S, a B or an I? (Key: E=employee; B=big business owner; S=self-employed, specialist or small business owner; I=investor.) But Trump and Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad) together are a strangely winning combination (they've published this book jointly and privately—and a portion of its profits will be donated to charity). Bottom line: these Messrs. Money-bags know their business. We're talking billionaires here, and really, how can you argue with success? (Oct.)
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About the Author
Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence while expanding his interests in real estate, sports, and entertainment. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance. An accomplished author, Mr. Trump has authored over fifteen bestsellers and his first book, The Art of the Deal, is considered a business classic and one of the most successful business books of all time. Mr. Trump has over 7 million followers on social media and is a frequent guest across a variety of media platforms.
Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, the international runaway bestseller, is an investor, entrepreneur specializing in mining and real estate, as well as an educator. Rich Dad Poor Dad, published in 1997, has held a top spot on the famed New York Times list for nearly six years. Translated into 46 languages and available in 97 countries, the Rich Dad series has sold over 26 million copies worldwide and has dominated bestsellers lists across Asia, Australia, South America, Mexico, South Africa, and Europe. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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In fact much of my issue with the book is not the information which is good, it's the style which is very repetitive. While I know that can be useful to help make a point, it is often overdone. Esp when it comes to talking about how successful Trump is - chapter after chapter. Everyone knows Trumps credentials and by the 2nd chapter we know Kiyosaki's as well.
Good ideas but not enough relevant examples on how to do things. If you have read one of Kiyosaki's books pass on it. If you haven't its worth a read. Not enough of Trumps writing to get a sense of anything other than he was just providing commentary on top of Kiyosaki's ideas
While not exactly looking to become rich, I am somewhat disappointed in this book both from the way the material is presented and its style. Rather than integrating their thoughts into a single text, the book uses different fonts to highlight each author's opinions and this lends itself to plenty of repetition. Their dire predictions of the future headed our way, on the other hand, is illuminating.
The authors stress the importance of getting rich to avoid these serious financial consequences headed our way because of fiscal mismanagement of the last several decades by numerous governments, but other than emphasizing the importance of financial education and looking after your own affairs offer little else in the way of help. You might say this is akin to a carpenter telling the owner of a boat he should fix the leak in the bottom before the boat sinks, without offering to show the owner how to hammer or saw the required planks to complete the job.
This book will, or should, provide the reader with ample motivation to get rich in order to avoid risking serious financial difficulty in the future; however, you will have to rely on other sources to find out just how to go about accomplishing this.
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The most important aspect of Why We Want You to be Rich: Two Men - One Message, is that money is not everything, but it certainly makes life easier--says Trump. Read morePublished on Dec 25 2007 by Reviewing for dummies
This is by far the worst book with Donald Trump's name on it. The first 50 pages are a combination of Kiyosaki drooling over how great Trump is and the two of explaining that we... Read morePublished on Dec 25 2006 by PC Revolution