Entrepreneurial counsel from the celebrated “Rich Dad Advisors.”
Kiyosaki (Wisdom from Rich Dad, Poor Dad for Teens, 2016, etc.) turned his bestselling 1997 book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, into an international brand. Twenty years after its publication, the book has spawned updates, countless variations, and an entire team of advisers who are prominently featured in this book, which is a treasure trove for entrepreneurs. The author introduces his team and a concept called “the 8 Integrities of a Business” (anchored by the concepts of “Team,” “Leadership,” and “Mission”) in a burgeoning work that’s as much a clever sampler of the Rich Dad Advisors books as it is a pep talk for budding business owners. Part 1 pitches the importance of building a team and nicely sets up the book’s objective and novel structure. Part 2 is an ingeniously woven collection of biographical sketches of the 10 team members, accompanied by essays penned by each as well as chapter excerpts from their books. (Every team member has written at least one book under the Rich Dad Advisors imprimatur; they include real estate entrepreneur Ken McElroy and Corporate Direct owner Garret Sutton.) The essays, covering such crucial topics as branding, cash flow, investing in assets, and raising capital, support Part 3. This final section offers an engaging chart that represents the combination of the “8 Integrities” followed by a succinct explanation of the role of each element. This work provides publicity for Kiyosaki’s team and, not incidentally, promotes their individual book titles. Still, the coy sales proposition doesn’t diminish the value of the book’s content; on the contrary, the sound counsel, doled out in little nuggets, is akin to a whirlwind consulting session. Highly motivated entrepreneurs with short attention spans will be able to easily sample the carefully curated topics and see how they all fit together at the end. They’re sure to internalize Kiyosaki’s fundamental message: “My team is much more important than money, because without them, I probably would not have any money.”
Indispensable wisdom from a financial phenom and his team.