Why We Want You To Be Rich

Few month ago, you would more likely strike the $10 million lottery than see me reading a book. But things has changed lately. I’ve been reading a book lately.

I got this book as a Christmas present this year last year. It’s call Why We Want You To Be Rich by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki.

I was attracted to this book because of Donald Trump. As some of you might know, I am a fan of The Apprentice. Find that it is an interesting show with meaningful lesson to be learn on each episode.

I like the way Donald Trump writes his book. That is why I picked this book as my Christmas present.

I’m not familiar with Robert Kiyosaki’s work. I know he is the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad. But I’ve never read his books before. So I guess this book will be a good intro to Robert Kiyosaki for me.

Personally, I don’t like Robert’s style of writing. Robert is more of a story teller. His portion is usually longer and sometimes draggy. Sometimes, he would repeat a point that he has made a few chapter earlier. Some of his point were taken from his Rich Dad, Poor Dad book. Perhaps they are important points which he feels that is worth repeating.

Donald’s style is quite different. He is always straight to the point, short and filled with lessons he learnt from experience. He made many references to Robert’s point and add on to it.

Its interesting how 2 person with different writing style can come together to write a book. In fact, the sub-title of the book is very well written. Two men, one message. And they have a message in the book.

They want us to be rich so that we can solve the problem of the strinking middle class ourselves. The book doesn’t tell us how exactly to get rich. It is up to us to find the way that suits us. It also tell us what is considered risky and what is not. And surprisingly, shares and mutual funds are considered risky. Because we have totally no control over it.

They also mentioned the danger that the US economy is in now. If I had read this book earlier, I wouldn’t have started a USD Fixed Deposit. The exchange rates are falling and I’m making a paper lost now. Argh.

Sorry, I digress. Anyway, the book is about training our financial intelligence. Which is something that is not taught in school yet important in our life. Grab the book if you have a chance. I’m hooked on the book now. Already halfway thru the book and I think it has changed the way I look at things already.

Oh ya. Do visit their website and download the 2 audio files by Donald and Robert. They are great motivation and will change the way you look at things. You will need to register before downloading, but trust me, its worth the effort.


  1. True, but 1 is a billionaire while the other is a millionaire. Both came from different family background.

    I see more difference than similarities in them.

    Anyway, they were saying that real estate is a good investment.

  2. Such kind of books are best to use as a guide and then place them accordingly when situations call for and then modify along the way.

    Some readers thought that these books can just turn them to super rich overnite and blindly use whatever pointers to try to make a killing. And in the end, nothing good out for them and they blame the author(s).

  3. Yeap. That why they didn’t tell you exactly what to do. Rather, they give you some rough idea, and the rest is mostly motivational speech to get your mind and attitude right. 🙂

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