Author(s): Donald J. TrumpDownload
Publish: Published December 28th 2004 by Ballantine Books (first published November 1st 1987)
ISBN: ISBN 0345479173 (ISBN13: 9780345479174)
Trump reveals the business secrets that have made him America’s foremost deal maker!
“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.”—Donald J. Trump
Here is Trump in action—how he runs his business and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and changes the face of the New York City skyline. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated eleven guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest deals; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker’s art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur and an unprecedented education in the practice of deal-making. It’s the most streetwise business book there is—and the ultimate read for anyone interested in achieving money and success, and knowing the man behind the spotlight.
Some Reviews: 13,472 ratings 972 reviews in Goodreads.com
If you really want some insight into who Trump is, and how he operates and the way he works, then this is a must read. It is no surprise to me that this book has been a best seller. Anyone who wants to raise the bar on their own real estate investments and are looking for wisdom and courage on how to be successful can learn a great deal from this book.
I have no doubt, I will be reading this one again and again. It is brilliant.
2. From the point of view 2017, where Trump makes a fool of himself more often than not and has crossed over to the side he so loves criticize in this book: the politicans.
If you chose:
Option 1, you will be surprised by how he describes his style of working, and I have to say he comes across as not too bad. Yes, he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but he has turned it into a platinum one with hard work and being in the right spot at the right time. In 1987, he was at the top of his game, an absolute superstar, and this book teaches us why.
Option 2: This book is a manual on how to read the president. After this, I can honestly say that I think the Donald Trump we see in the media is the real Donald Trump. The only problem is, that what works as the CEO of a company and in worst case will turn you into a “bad developer” or “media hungry shark” will not go down well with people if you are the godd**n president of the United States. Case in point: In the book he describes how he gives an architecture critic a piece of his mind by way of letter after the Trump Tower has received a bad review by him. “My people keep telling me I shouldn’t do this, but he has stated his opinion, so I am going to give him mine.” Ergo: Twitter rants.
I found the book incredibly insightful and easy to read. IMO all the negative reviews here criticize the person, not the book.
It’s an entertaining read in the same way Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story is entertaining. Slightly more business oriented, but entertaining.