Top critical review
Rehash of good ideas, but not a "guide" to investing
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 27, 2012
OK, let me start out by saying that I like Robert's way of making you think. I read a few of the Rich Dad books. He changed how I look at money and wealth. I have unknowingly even been implementing much of what he preaches over the past few years and what he says does make alot of sense.
Here's my problem with this book. First of all, as with his other books he simply repeats statements and thoughts over and over. He claims it is a learning tool. I agree to a point, but after awhile it really starts to look like he's just filling in the pages to make the book longer.
Secondly, he says alot of the exact same things as the other books. no real new info here. Although if you haven't read his other books (and I suggest RDPD first) then this is a good overview.
Finally, and most importantly, my issue with Robert is that while he makes great generalized comments he never actually tells his readers what to actually do. He kinda skips around the subject. So when I saw his "Guide to investing" I expected this to be more than the same generalizations. No such luck. He still doesn't quite get into what to actually do in a step by step manner. As such this book is mistitled as a "Guide" to investing." More like Robert's general thoughts toward investing.
I can look past his somewhat remarkable ability to retain specific conversations and events from more than 45 years ago...or the way his claims are not really verifiable...or how in one book a story is slightly different than in another book...all of which makes one wonder if he made up the whole background story in order to have a theme for his books. However, I cannot keep reading his books if he doesn't start to present new, fresh ideas and specifics.