Why We Want You to Be Rich Two Men, One Message by Donald Trump, Robert T. Kiyosaki
Donald Trump, Robert T. Kiyosaki
With such an obscure title, I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I began reading this book. And, after reading it, I'm still not quite sure what it was all about. That's not to say that it isn't a good book. In many ways, it is. But only one chapter is devoted to the subject of its title, and, while the book ranges far afield, it still leaves much to be desired.
The early pages describe how the authors came together, agreed to write the book, and struggled to decide what to write about. Then, in Chapter 5, the authors alternately discuss why they want their book's readers to become rich. Their rational is derived largely from factors affecting the United States and the U.S. economy; more specifically, the growing trade deficit; the growing national debt; the falling dollar; baby boomers retiring without resources; the prevailing entitlement mentality; higher oil prices; and increasing tax breaks for the rich. All of these are seen as either directly or indirectly affecting the American people and none in a positive way.
The book then transitions into a discussion of the different types of investors and savers, and the characteristics of, and pros and cons of each. It then proceeds to present some biographical information regarding the authors, highlighting what the authors learned as they were educated, mentored, attended church, served in the military, and eventually entered the business world. Then, beginning with Chapter 21, the authors offer some fairly top-level advice for those still in school, adults and baby boomers without much money, and those who are already rich. Following that, they discuss their chosen field, real estate, and network marketing and owning one's own business.
What did I like best about the book? As with all of Robert Kiyosaki's books, this book offers much sage advice and many pearls of wisdom. What did I like the least? I didn't particularly like the format: each chapter divided in two parts with first Mr. Kiyosaki and then Mr. Trump discussing that chapter's topic. In addition, having read several of Mr. Kiyosaki's earlier books, I found much of what he had to say to be repetitive; and, since he seemed to be carrying the ball most of the time, Mr. Trump really didn't add as much to the discussion as I had hoped.
Bottom line: This is a fairly good book, but most of the discussions are at a high level. So, if I was only going to read one book along these lines, this is not the one I would choose.