My fiance and I, too, were deceived by this seminar. We were very disappointed. I've purchased 3 of the Rich Dad books and I have rented about 4 of the different audio CD programs and I own several audio CDs of the Rich Dad series. I have been very impressed with the quality and what I thought was integrity of the Rich Dad staff, particularly Robert Kiyosaki. I love these CDs.
After purchasing our ticket to the 3-day Rich Dad Education training seminar, we were told to bring newspapers so we could look at the Legals and Real Estate sections in class, along with many other exciting insights promised.
So we were expecting to learn some in-depth step-by-step information about several subjects promised. But, unfortunately, when we went to the $500 Rich Dad Education seminar in Albuquerque, we found something much different. It was a sales pitch to get $9,000-$59,900 out of all of us for Wealth Intelligence Academy. We never even looked at the newspapers we had been told to bring. I was sadly disappointed to see this "switch and bait" going on. I'm a go getter and I'll do a lot to improve my future, but I felt very crossed when I used a whole day of vacation time and two days more (on the weekend no less) to find out I was going to receive no more in-depth instruction previously promised unless I forked over a minimum of $9,000 in addition to the $500 I'd already paid.
There were 4 "imperatives" Scott Zuckman said the company would provide us before the weekend was over. They were not met.
Very little information about the subjects promised was provided. And often what was gone over, was rushed through so quickly in order to keep anyone from really "getting it". And the example was quickly erased off the screen. A few times Scott even said, " I bet you didn't get that, huh?" Most of the class shook their heads. Then he would respond "That's why you need the Wealth Intelligence Academy education." Most of the weekend was spent this way. Most questions were to be held until later, when most individuals couldn't remember what they were going to ask anyway. And sometimes Scott would forget (most likely on purpose) to let us ask questions later on about examples given or material covered. People not willing to spend that amount of money right now were referred to as "left-sided thinkers." There was a lot of manipulation the entire weekend.
I am actively pursuing real estate investing and gathering trustworthy professionals to help me along the way. It's too bad so many people who paid for the Wealth Intelligence Academy (WIA) have left empty-handed and could not reach the mentor promised them. Many are out all that money with no refund in sight and no help from WIA. I'm glad the only thing we gave was $500. I'm happy with just the CDs and the valuable experience of not giving over my money when "the numbers didn't add up". The CDs have taught me well.
I felt it was very important to share my opinion and experience at the 3-day seminar.
Santa Fe, New Mexico