Without even reading the first book that Robert Kiyosaki and Donald Trump wrote together, titled Why We Want You to be Rich (2006), this 2nd collaboration, entitled Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich – and why Most Don’t (2011), was recommended to me by a fellow friend /entrepreneur. The book proved to be packed with terrific anecdotes, examples, and actual information about what could help propel a smart person with big ideas into more than just a statistic (statistically speaking, approximately 9 of 10 startups fail within 5 years).
Now, this is part 1 of 5. I have posted below the two videos, which are an introduction to the book, and then discussion of the first chapter. I recommend watching the intro first (it is brief), so that you’re not lost when the commentary starts in the 2nd video.
*All but the final part of this series are already recording, but I will post them one grouping at a time as I’m still processing the audio on the other videos. The audio could be better. My apologies. For future book reviews, I’ll have a mic close to me… to avoid sounding like I was talking in a canyon, I had to process the audio a bit, and there’s a bit of “warble” to it, but it does sound much better.
Without further adieu, I present to you the first of many R.G. Riles books reviews/discussions on the topics of finance, startups, etc:
Video 1. Intro to Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich – and Why Most Don’t
Video 2. The Thumb = Strength of Character
Topics discussed include:
- Book Intro
- What each finger of the Midas Touch represents
- Examples of Perseverance
- Discussion of Character and Strength of Character
- Intro to the Seven Intelligences, including the Most Important (credit to Howard Gardner)
- Intrapersonal Intelligence and Positive Self Talk
- Past Challenges Overcome by the Authors
The audio could be better. My apologies. For future book reviews, I’ll have a mic close to me… to avoid sounding like I was talking in a canyon, I had to process the audio a bit, and there’s a bit of “warble” to it, but it does sound much better.
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