Posted by Jim Kennedy - Houston, TX on January 17, 2001 at 02:55:55:
As usual, your post contains some very good advice to Fred. However, I’ve got to disagree with you on two of your comments.
First is your opinion that Bob Allen is the “true father of all creative investing…” You’re certainly entitled to your own opinion and I agree that Mr. Allen is one of the most widely known and highly respected creative real estate investors. But Bob Allen was just a youngster in 1959 when William Nickerson published his classic “How I Turned $1,000 Into a Million In Real Estate ? In My Spare Time”. Maybe some of the veterans who visit this news group can suggest other candidates for the title of “father of creative real estate”.
Secondly, you wrote:
Also, look at getting Robert Kiyosaki’s books as well. Get at least the first two, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” and “Cash Flow Quadrant”.
Minor correction - those are his second and third books. His first two are:
- “If You Want To Be Rich & Happy Don?t Go To School?” (1992)
- “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” (1997)
“The Cashflow Quadrant” (1998) is his third book.
You might find it interesting to note that all of Kiyosaki’s books are available for purchase directly through his web site with the exception of his first book, which must be purchased directly from the publisher or through a bookstore. In fact, it wasn’t even mentioned on his web site until recently. I bought my copy at a bookstore and took it with me to the last CREOnline convention in hopes of having it autographed by the author. When Kiyosaki graciously consented, he mentioned that he no longer owns the rights to that book.
Jim, I enjoy reading your posts and think you should be commended for inspiring newbies. Keep up the good work.
Best of Success!!