The Business of the 21st Century

DV Weekend Pickup #53

The Business of the 21st Century by Robert Kiyosaki

Recently I've done some work with a direct selling organization so in an effort to better understand their world I picked up this book...and I was happy I did.  Kiyosaki well known for his Rich Dad, Poor Dad series does his best to provide a clear picture on the real value of network marketing.  While he definitely succeeds in that regard, the more important lesson just might be...

"If you're considering building your own business, you need to be acutely aware of who you're spending your time with and who your teachers are.  It's a crucial consideration."

...the essential wealth building knowledge he provides in the first half of the book.  Kiyosaki pulls from another one of his bestsellers The Cashflow Quadrant by reintroducing the concept in this book.  A grid system that depicts- (E)mployee, (S)elf-employed, (B)usiness owner, (I)nvestor - and shows you what it takes to move from quadrant to quadrant if it's what you desire.  His personal story of tribulation early in his career will serve as a great reminder...

"It's only losers who think that winners never lose, who think mistakes must be avoided at all costs.  Mistakes are priceless opportunities to learn essential lessons."

...that life is a long journey of up's and down's but it's the ones that try, fail, learn, and try again who make it.  If you're in any direct selling or network marketing organization I'd consider this a must read.  If not, it's a quick read at about 120 pages and you might be surprised at what you find out...I was.

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