Sunday, 26 February 2012

Review: Secret Millionaire's Club

As was the case in the last review, I had nothing to do with the production of this series.

I decided to give this show a review, as it is the sort of show there ought to be more of; Educational, informative, inspiring. Even though it is badly animated, there is so much that I enjoy about this series, and I hope more people get the chance to see at least a few of these online.

Secret Millionaires Club is a series created by Warren Buffett, a highly prominent businessman and philanthropist. His show is aimed at teaching kids about the basics of business and economics. The short clips you can find on the website, Secret Millionaires Club, are highly informative and easy to understand, especially for someone like me who does not dabble too much in business. Warren Buffett actually voices the animated version of himself, which really displays Warren's committment to educate children about how to spend, save, invest and borrow money.

What is really brilliant about the show is that his advice and tips for business are just as applicable to situations in real life, as Warren explains in easy-to-memorise slogans like "The more you learn, the more you'll earn". Even though the target audience is for kids, adults can learn from these small lessons as well. Many of the lessons encourage fairness and respect, something capitalism has been lacking as of late. Topics include the dangers of credit cards, borrowing and interest, listening to your customers, and one of my favourites, demand and cost:

There is a set format that repeats every episode, which makes viewing this series quite addictive, and the badly written theme song actually sticks in your head after viewing. It is put together quite well, and definitely a series worth recommending to anyone who wants a better understanding of business.

Still, I do have to slam it on the animation. And the jokes, though dorkably lame, are still better than some other crap I have seen elsewhere. But for the informative aspects of this series more than makes up for that. There ought to be more educational material such as this, perhaps even on other less understood topics like law and politics, etc. Great stuff. Watch it!

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