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Rating

7 Overall

7 Applicability

6 Innovation

7 Style


Recommendation

If this book were a Donald Trump building, it would have a bright central atrium and lots of interesting side chambers for wandering. The main lobby is Trump’s charm and fabulous lifestyle, but the hallways wander into very practical and sometimes dull areas where – although it is quite nice to have a billionaire’s advice – your garden variety millionaire could probably fill you in: how to rent an apartment, how to find an attorney, how to monitor your finances and so forth. However, even billionaires have to start someplace, and this breezy volume gives a glimpse of Trump’s foundations, as well as his fame and charisma. getAbstract likes the mix of practical advice with flashes of the billionaire lifestyle. For instance, one of the book’s strongest features is a diary-style account of a typical week in the author’s life, with his usual bevy of rich celebrities and corporate power brokers. After that, who wouldn’t want to be a billionaire?

In this summary, you will learn

  • What Donald Trump advises on various aspects of doing business, from renting an apartment to negotiating a mortgage;
  • How to think like a billionaire, Trump-style; and
  • What key attitudes contributed to Trump’s success.
 

About the Authors

Donald J. Trump is the head of the Trump Organization, one of the world’s largest operators of hotels and casinos. In addition to Trump Tower and other New York City buildings, he owns four golf courses and three Atlantic City casino hotels. His latest project, Trump Place, is said to be the biggest venture ever approved by the New York City Planning Commission. He stars on the television show The Apprentice.

 

Summary

Get What You Want
Donald Trump is accustomed to getting what he wants. He loves to place beautiful trees around his buildings and on his golf courses. Every once in a while, when he’s driving through a neighborhood, he sees a tree he likes. Then, he asks his limo driver to pull over. He...

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