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Trump: Think Like a Billionaire

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Trump: Think Like a Billionaire

Everything You Need to Know About Success, Real Estate, and Life

Random House,

15 min read
10 take-aways
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What's inside?

Donald Trump made himself a billionaire; now he`s going to tell you how to be one (or, at least, think like one), too.

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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?


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 gets out of the car and walks to the front door. “Hi lady,” he says when the door opens. “I’d love to buy your tree.”

“Oh my God!” the stunned resident will exclaim. “It’s Donald Trump! I can’t believe this is happening.” Trump usually gets the tree he wants, and just about anything else.

“Money can’t buy happiness,” he concludes, “but it sure as hell can buy some great trees.”

Why Not You?

Of the world’s millions of citizens, only 587 are billionaires. Why shouldn’t you be one of them? The odds are about 10 million to one against you. That’s one of the interesting things about billionaires, however: once they have a vision, they pursue it regardless of the odds. They do so and succeed, because they think like billionaires. They don’t really care how unrealistic their prospects may seem to others. To succeed, learn to think like a billionaire. The top 10 ways...

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.

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