Shanon Brooks, president of George Wythe, wrote an article in The Statesman (the George Wythe newsletter) on "Building Your Two Towers." In this article, he categorizes people he calls "producers" in society.
Brooks defines producers as people who "think in abundance rather than scarcity, take initiative instead of waiting for someone else to provide them with opportunity, and faithfully take wise risks instead of fearfully believing that they can’t make a difference."
(So far it sounds uncannily like Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.)
Things get interesting when he categorizes and ranks these producers.
The highest category includes: Moses, Paul, Socrates, Confucius, Frédéric Bastiat, Edward Deming (I think he means W. Edwards Deming), and Robert Kiyosaki. Brooks calls these people Prophets.
The next-highest category includes: Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Joan of Arc, and Margaret Thatcher. These are Statesmen. Other categories then follow.
Categorizing Robert Kiyosaki as a prophet and ranking him higher than, say, Margaret Thatcher, is a startling assertion. Given Kiyosaki's checkered background, I'd think Brooks would think twice before lumping him in with Moses and Paul.
Brooks's article also begs the question of where he would categorize Oliver DeMille. After all, if he can set Kiyosaki up to be a prophet, why not DeMille?