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Trump : The Art of the Deal

by Donald J. Trump

Other authors: Tony Schwartz (Author)

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The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight. ( )
  Ruxuan_Zhang | Mar 30, 2017 |
In The Art of the Deal, Donald Trump ( former businessman and current president) describes his secrets of success. He wakes up every morning with a "big picture" attitude; that is, taking on several projects at once. He also knows that he might lose some small battles but win the big one. ( )
  06nwingert | Mar 16, 2017 |
TRUMP: THE ART OF THE DEAL BY DONALD TRUMP: Ok,first off I'm reviewing the contents of the book not doing a political commercial either way! With that being said, the book I found pretty interesting. Yes, its written back in the 1980's when Trump was younger and not in his present position. As for the content, its told by Trump and how he became rich poor and rich again. I read this book now because I wanted an insight into the person Trump & how the man thinks and what he believes. THE ART OF THE DEAL showed just exactly that: what you see then and now is what you get! If you want an insight into the real Donald Trump I suggest you read the ART OF THE DEAL & maybe you will figure out,like me what he's doing & why! ( )
  DDJTJ1 | Jan 30, 2017 |
One of the first books written by Trump. Gives an excellent history and many insights into his thinking. ( )
  ShadowBarbara | Jan 27, 2017 |
In Trump: The Art of the Deal, Donald Trump first takes us through a typical week of his busy life (around 1987), then shifts the focus back to his childhood, where helping his father run the family business prepared young Trump for when he later went out on his own. Additionally, we read about a number of projects Trump tackled, with details about how one acquires property, or builds massive skyscrapers.

I was pleasantly surprised upon reading this book. You would think that an autobiography of a extremely successful and ambitious man would be a slog, but I found myself smiling at the author's quips, his thoughts on government waste, his impatience with anything but doing the best one can do.

I knew virtually nothing about Donald Trump before he began his campaign for President of the US, but after reading this book, I think I understand the man and what makes him "tick" much, much better.

Highly recommended, no matter who you plan to vote for. ( )
  fuzzi | Sep 19, 2016 |
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From the Impresario of NBC’s hit show The Apprentice

TRUMP ON TRUMP: “I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: if you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”

And here’s how he does it: the art of the deal.

Beginning with a week in Trump’s high-stakes life, Trump: The Art of the Deal gives us Trump in action. We see just how he operates day to day—how he runs his business and how he runs his life—as he chats with friends and family, clashes with enemies, efficiently buys up Atlantic City’s top casinos, changes the face of the New York City skyline . . . and plans the tallest building in the world.

TRUMP ON TRUMP: “I play it very loose. I don’t carry a briefcase. I try not to schedule too many meetings. I leave my door open. . . . I prefer to come to work each day and just see what develops.”

Even a maverick plays by rules, and here Trump formulates his own eleven guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest deals; he shatters myths (“You don’t necessarily need the best location. What you need is the best deal”); he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker’s art: from the abandoned property that became the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to the seedy hotel that became the Grand Hyatt; from the race to rebuild Central Park’s Wollman Skating Rink to the byzantine saga of the property that became Trump Tower. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it.

TRUMP ON TRUMP: “I always go into a deal anticipating the worst. If you plan for the worst—if you can live with the worst—the good will always take care of itself.”

Donald Trump is blunt, brash, surprisingly old-fashioned in spots—and always, always an original. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur and an unprecedented education in the art of the deal. It’s the most streetwise business book there is—and a sizzling read for anyone interested in money and success.

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