Robert T. Kiyosaki is the best personal finance author I follow. I started reading his books back in 1999. Although some reviews you found written by readers on Amazon say that he keeps repeating most of the points, I still find them interesting every time. It works as a revision whenever he repeats.
Robert tells us that he failed his English language test in school. He is not a best-writing author. But he is definitely a best-selling author simply because he knows how to make ideas sticking on our mind for ages.
We love stories
One of the common traits of best-selling authors is that they are all great story-tellers. You can find many stories about his experience, his rich dadâ€™s stories, and his poor dadâ€™s failure throughout Robertâ€™s books. Nothing is better to read than stories. Thatâ€™s why Harry Porter sells!
Simplification of complicated financial matters
If you can turn a simple idea into something complicated, that is stupid. Look at the cause of this financial crisis. There are too many complicated financial derivatives created by the well-educated financial experts.
If you can tell something thatâ€™s complicated using the simplest word, that is genius at work!
Imagine that there are many people trying to teach the same stuff, but you just canâ€™t get it right. And suddenly someone appears to teach and show you how easy it is, he suddenly becomes a guru!
I guess this is how Robert gets his fame. We read a bunch of personal finance books. But none of them is giving a greater impact compared to Robertâ€™s book.
He lets you read his latest book even before it is published!
Seth Godin writes blog posts and later compiles the articles and publishes it as a printed book. The similar thing is happening here on this blog. There was even a reader being pissed off when he found that some of the content of my books are available here for free!
Meanwhile, Robert takes it one step further. He told you that it is going to be a book to be released in future. Now, he is releasing chapter by chapter to let you read it first hand and participate in the discussion. Is this a marketing gimmick? Why care about that because you can read it for free anyway.
Do you know there is a conspiracy of the rich against the poor?
People live poor because they still havenâ€™t realized there is a conspiracy.
This is the subject of Robertâ€™s latest book in progress. You can read it here:
I learn a lot by reading his books. At the same time, I am very much entertained too.
Nobody likes the story about a moderate dad. Thatâ€™s why the story about rich dad and poor dad sells multi-millions copies of books!