The economy is in tatters; your job is in trouble—if you still have a job. And
you know what? I’ve been saying it for years.
It took a global financial meltdown for most to hear it. But this book isn’t about
how or why everything has gone to hell in a handbasket. It’s about why this bad news
turns out to be very good news—if you know what to do about it.
I learned about business from two people: my father, who was a very welleducated, highly placed government employee, and my best friend’s father, who was
an eighth-grade dropout and self-made millionaire. My real father suffered financial
problems his entire life and died with little to show for all the long years of hard
work; my best friend’s dad became one of the richest men in Hawaii.
I thought of these two men as my “poor dad” and my “rich dad.” I loved and
admired my real dad very much, and vowed that I would help as many people
as possible avoid suffering the kinds of indignities and failures that plagued