The ideas presented in Rich Dad, Poor Dad aren’t particularly profound or fancy, but the concepts were entirely new to me. This is especially true of how the book taught me to think of money not as an end-goal, but as a tool for wealth creation. The title Rich Dad, Poor Dad refers to the two main male influences that Robert had as a child. His own father, the figurative “poor dad,” worked at a steady job for a living, while the “rich dad” (the father of a friend) ran a multitude of businesses. Most of this book is told from the perspective of Robert learning from his “rich dad” about how to make money – and seeing how his “poor dad” made huge money mistakes
The book ended with a very brief section that outlined another unbelievably good financial situation.