Trump: The Art of the Deal

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Century, 1988 - Businessmen - 246 pages
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.

"From the Hardcover edition."

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User Review  - ScoLgo - LibraryThing

I read this a couple of decades ago. Was not impressed at the time by the massive ego on display. Trump has not done anything in the intervening years to change my opinion. If anything, I think less of him now since witnessing his behavior as POTUS. Read full review

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User Review  - earthwind - LibraryThing

Not surprisingly Trump reveals his feelings and his thinking and then tells the reader about the actions he took on his way to the top. Almost 30 years later he likes to share his thoughts as well as ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Donald John Trump was born in Queens, New York on June 14, 1946. He received a degree in economics from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating college in 1968, he joined the family real estate development business. In 1971, he was given control of the company and renamed it The Trump Organization. He is also the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. He is the author of many business-related books including The Art of the Deal. He was the executive producer and host of the NBC reality show The Apprentice. On June 16, 2015, he formally announced his candidacy for president in the 2016 election, seeking the nomination of the Republican Party. He won the Republican nomination and went on to win the Presidency in November 2016.

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