Trump: The Art of the Deal
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Trump: The Art of the Deal

By Donald Trump, Tony Schwartz

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Format: Hardback, 256 pages
Other Information: illustrations, index
Published In: United States, 05 March 2004
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.

About the Author

Donald J. Trump is the forty-fifth president of the United States. He is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting standards of excellence while expanding his interests in real estate, gaming, sports, and entertainment. He was named the Hotel and Real Estate Visionary of the Century by the UJA Federation. Trump is the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including Time to Get Tough, The America We Deserve, Think Like a Billionaire, How to Get Rich, Surviving at the Top, The Art of the Comeback, and The Art of the Deal. These books have sold millions of copies. An ardent philanthropist, Trump is involved with numerous civic and charitable organizations.


-Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again.---The New York Times -Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet.---Chicago Tribune -Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump's larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader's attention is instantly and fully claimed.---Boston Herald -A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography.---New York Post

EAN: 9780394555287
ISBN: 0394555287
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Dimensions: 23.37 x 16.36 x 2.92 centimeters (0.54 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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Damien Bezborodov on
Excellent read. Although it does not cover politics, this book provides insight into Trump's mode of thinking. It also explains why Trump sometimes seems unpredictable to those who do not understand his negotiation style.
Anonymous on
So happy with my purchases of books and statues from Fishpond. This one in particular is absolutely brilliant. I first bought the paperback, saw my grandfather become interested in it and he started reading it. He couldn't put it down after trying to preview a page or so and I insisted he keep it, which is when I decided I'd buy the hardback version of The Art of the Deal. When it arrived, it is a much bigger book in physical dimensions, very sturdy with an older picture of Donald Trump in the 80s, vs in mid 2000's. Being a social science major, Donald points out all the key principles to effective communication, positive thinking, goal setting and rational thought. He describes actions and thought processes of 20th century geniuses and billionaires, such as Henry Ford.

Quoted from Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill ""Who was Benedict Arnold?" and "How many soldiers did the British send over to America to put down the Rebellion of 1776?" In answer to the last question, Mr. Ford replied, "I do not know the exact number of soldiers the British sent over, but I have heard that it was a considerably larger number than ever went back."

Finally, Mr. Ford became tired of this line of questioning, and in reply to a particularly offensive question, he leaned over, pointed his finger at the lawyer who had asked the question, and said, "If I should really WANT to answer the foolish question you have just asked, or any of the other questions you have been asking me, let me remind you that I have a row of electric push-buttons on my desk, and by pushing the right button, I can summon to my aid men who can answer ANY question I desire to ask concerning the business to which I am devoting most of my efforts. Now, will you kindly tell me, WHY I should clutter up my mind with general knowledge, for the purpose of being able to answer questions, when I have men around me who can supply any knowledge I require?" - p 107.

Donald demonstrates this countless times, with an example of the Wollman Rink in Central Park.

Bottom line: Thank you very much Fishpond for the best price on this awesome book for a solid hardcover. I have purchased more and more from your site and am always very happy.

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