Look to Monopoly board for guidance, says Robert Kiyosaki Monopoly is the secret to success, Rich Dad, Poor Dad author and financial guru Robert Kiyosaki told 3,000 disciples at the Convention and Exhibition Centre last night. 'The formula for great wealth is on the Monopoly board - four green houses and one red hotel,' he said. 'You don't become rich by working; you become rich by playing Monopoly in real life.' And Hong Kong was the place to do it, 'the best spot in the world, along with Singapore, as they are the two countries that understand Chinese and western culture'. Kiyosaki impressed upon the audience the difference between assets that earn regardless of whether you are working and liabilities that lose money. And there were four things you needed to control in your life. 'Control your attitude,' he said. 'Never say you can't afford anything; only the loser mentality says things are too expensive or that you can't get a good deal in Hong Kong.' The other three were your business plan, financial education and friends. Losers hung out with losers, the rich with the rich. 'If your friends have a loser attitude, you'll also adopt them,' he said. Kiyosaki brought his wife, Kim, out on stage and told the audience what a wonderful businesswoman and best friend she was. Encouraging women to invest, she told the auditorium: 'Women do not have the education to take care of themselves financially. Women must change this and take control of their finances.' Kiyosaki's best friend, Ken McElroy, author of The ABCs of Real Estate Investing, came next. His tip: 'Real estate is all about inside trading.' Then came three Rich Dad, Poor Dad readers, a Belgian civil servant, a former police officer and an ex-gambler, who changed their lives after reading the book. They told how Kiyosaki's books taught them how to make the big bucks. Kiyosaki returned with a few more gems - again from his books - on how to win money. And get started now: if you haven't made it by the fourth quarter, at age 65, you're out of the game, he said. Although I didn't learn anything new from Kiyosaki that he hadn't already expressed, it was a great motivational experience, once you got past the self-promotion, and I'll be sure to dig out my Monopoly set.