Saturday, November 20, 2010

Teaching our children about wisdom or modelling greed?

Probably like you I sometimes end up at strange but interesting places on the internet. I will spare you the story. But here are couple of things I found fascinating:

I found interesting the Wikipedia entry about the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Kiyosaki and Lechter [I first heard about it a sermon at church as an example of the distorted values of our society]. The last two sentences are amusing/sad:

In the February 2003 issue of Smart Money magazine, Kiyosaki backed off his claim that his "rich dad" was a real person, instead saying, "Is Harry Potter real? Why don’t you let Rich Dad be a myth, like Harry Potter?"
In 2007, Lechter sued Kiyosaki, alleging numerous instances of financial misconduct. The suit was settled for an undisclosed sum over a year later.
This links to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald Spare us the finance evangelists and their false profits. As an aside, this might be cautionary reading for sincere American Christian leaders who make visits to Australia promoting their latest methods ....

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