Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Robert Kiyosaki - complete moron

Hello all! I am back from my self-imposed baby exile.... and I'm remarkably well-rested. Baby is sleeping well at night, save for the feeding every three hours. Today is my first day back at work (ughh), and judging by my inboxes (both paper and email), I may be in for a rough week!

Thanks for your patience while I was absent. I will be posting at a much more regular clip in the next few weeks.

I ran across this article on Yahoo Finance by our favorite author Robert Kiyosaki. I have opined in the past on how much of an idiot this guy is (see here). I am not even suggesting you read the attached article. If you really want to be entertained, just read the 150+ comments. It's a laugh riot - Yahoo Finance has readers that are practically trained to trash this guy whenever he posts an article.

It's true - this guy is a sub-par author and finance expert.

Just grab a beer and read through all of the comments - good times!

12 comments:

Q said...

My favorite:


"If he is so against debt, why has he gone bankrupt so many times??"

broknowrchlatr said...

I read that article this morning when there wer only a few comments. now there are well over 100. it seems that 50% think he is great and the other 50% KNOW he is an idiot.

He is trying to put something together to get people's interest but you can't jsut make up stories that don't exist.

Plus6 said...

Unbelievable...how much longer can he possibly be around?

Alex said...

Welcome back! I made it 1/3 of the way through one of his books, and I was so put off by the lack of specifics which are replaced with mindless con-artist gobbley gook speech, that I couldnt't read it any further.

Q said...

I am still LOLing at all of the comments... we're up to ... wait a minute, the article is gone! The text of the article and all of the comments are just gone!

LOL, what a putz.

Dough Roller said...

Yahoo! should move him from the finance channel to entertainment.

Nabloid.com said...

Yes! I remember having a blast reading the comments and then making my own too! Hahahaha! I think I made mine so long I decided to start writing/editing it in MS word... then when I copied it back and hit submit, I noticed my article had some odd characters spread throughout it which makes it almost unreadable....

ah well, next time I'll just have to trash him in less words... but its so hard when there are so many things one can say!

Anonymous said...

The thing that is so interesting about both Kiyosaki and Trump is that they are making there money on books and a they have been doing a cross-country "tour" together !!! They have not been successful at implementing the advise they are selling to millions of people. Just like the guy who wrote The Black Swan.....it is based on a theory he implemented at his own hedge fund. When that imploded, he wrote a book about his theory and it is FLYING off the shelves !

These guys are BRILLLIANT illusionists ! The problem is that so many people WANT to believe it that we are making them millionaires.

Millionster said...

Ouch. That's pretty harsh. I try to look at things from multiple points of view -- but usually if I don't agree with something someone says -- even if I have undeniable evidence to the contrary -- I try to maintain perspective. It's not about who's right here. People give bad advice everyday just look at all the blogs of people talking about money! I'd like to see someone pick them apart and nitpick at all of their inconsistencies.

Writing is no different than being on the radio or tv, it's all marketing, hype, publicity, money..

I mean think about it what sort of "guru" doesn't have a PhD and/or years and years of experience. Some people are just lucky and get a good deal and they write a book about it, -- once they realize how the world of media works they try to capitalize on their success by branching off into other subjects.. . and the more books they publish the more of a 'guru' they appear to be. I think Donald Trump is a perfect example of this. His books are trash.

You have to keep in mind that a lot of the personal finance books are "pop" -- "bubble gum" -- what point does it serve to blast Robert? I read the article you linked to "debunking" him and pointing out numerous "lies" and "fiction" -- it really seemed that the guy was so obsessed with Robert -- I was just like "this dude needs to get a life" -- at some point it didnt matter any more that Robert appeared to be a liar. I was more concerned with why this guy was so obsessed with investigating every detail about Robert -- and without any real proof of his own to back his story up -- his side was equally incredible.

Anyway I'm ranting, maybe I should write a post about this. lol

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