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Rich Dad’s Before You Quit Your Job: 10 Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Building a Multimillion-Dollar Business / by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter (Time-Warner AudioBooks, 2005), 3 CDs read by Jim Ward and Deanna Hurst. ISBN: 9781594830778

In 2005 when the economy was booming, Before You Quit Your Job helped many people make the transition from employee to business owner. With today’s high unemployment rates, people may need to make the transition from unemployed to business owner.

It may be more difficult under current conditions, but some basic principles remain the same. Chief among them is that an entrepreneur must face up to some tough questions, and it is much better to deal with them before starting than when in the middle of trying to make it work. Equally true, everyone makes mistakes and successful people learn from them and keep going.


Robert Kiyosaki is author of the Rich Dad series of books on personal finance and business. Many of the same ideas occur across the series, but this title is especially concerned with new beginnings. Kiyosaki has had his share of successes and failures in his career and does not hesitate to tell how and why he failed and what he learned from it.

Kiyosaki does not offer an easy way to get rich. Instead he presents readers with hard questions that they must face and answer. The greatest ideas can fail for lack of any of the key ingredients for success. Fortunately, there are ways to obtain these ingredients once an entrepreneur has identified them.

The audio version of Before You Quit Your Job is not something to have running in the background while multitasking. Sit and take notes. Gain a clear understanding of the principles. Face the questions and act on them. The All-Purpose Guru Alert features one selected title every day. Stop by regularly.

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