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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (Dec 28 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345479173
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345479174
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.7 x 17.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

This boastful, boyishly disarming, thoroughly engaging personal history offers an inside look at aspects of financing, development and construction in big-time New York real estate. "I don't do it for the money," maintains Trump, the son of a Queens realtor who, at age 27, bought and transfigured the colossal Hotel Commodore at Grand Central Terminal. Now 40, he has built, among other projects, and owns outright, Fifth Avenue's retail and residential Trump Tower (where he occupies a double-triplex suite); owns and operates Trump's Castle, a casino in Atlantic City; is arguably the most visible young man on Manhattan's celebrity circuit ("Governor Cuomo calls. . . . dinner at St. Patrick's Cathedral. . . . I call back Judith Krantz"); and is currently developing a controversial 100-acre West Side "Television City" project that is planned to include the world's tallest building. For those who would do likewise, Trump articulates his secrets for success: imagination, persistence, skill at "juggling provisional commitments" (e.g., for land or lease options, bank financing, zoning approval, tax abatement, etc.) and most crucial of all, a true trader's instinct. 135,000 printing; first serial to New York magazine and Vanity Fair; Fortune Book Club main selection; BOMC alternate. (December
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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This is a fascinating book because it is incredible. At the age of 41, Trump, the son of a Queens, New York, developer of moderate-income apartment houses, presides over a vast real estate empire with assets in the billions. Trump's world is composed of an endless series of deals and ventures, most of them monumentally successful from his point of view. The book is less an autobiography than an hour-by-hour recapitulation of how Trump spends his time plus a few lessons for those who would do the same. Trump seems to be a clever entrepreneur and exhibitionist. There should be requests aplenty for this. A.J. Anderson, G.S.L.I.S., Simmons Coll., Boston
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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By A Customer on March 22 2004
Format: Hardcover
The book is an ego builder for Donald,and not very humble however he did pull off some amazing deals. He started with daddy's money, but managed to hold onto and even increase his wealth. He is a quick study and very ambitious. Smart too. He has had many successful deals, but you'll never hear much about the failures. It seems the book exploits his ability to always be one step ahead of those he is trying to outwit. A good entertaining read, but not much information as to the advertised 12 steps on the art of any deal. When you're worth 500 million, not counting the real estate holdings, I guess you can write whatever you desire. He's a tough player and all business, but THIS book is just an exercise in self adoration.
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Let us give him his due. He has great style and tenacity and the nerve. This book was written in better days before his fall. I have visited a number of his buildings - which I understand that he was closely and personally involved in the design and construction - and they are beautiful.
The book gives a nice picture of his move from Queens as told by him, and his developments in Manhattan. But let us not forget it is not as hard as one might think to become a billionaire if you start off with 250 million. He had a great start with his father including his father's business acumen and a development base and finances. His father gave him a lot of responsibility and the young Trump responded and went from Queens to Manhattan to make his mark. He was creative and did well. No question. Only a few are in his class.
But then he got carried away. He thought he had the Midas touch - maybe believed his own book. In any case he thought the "Trump" name itself had tremendous value. He put it in on airplanes. He got over extended and dropped the ball, all on his own and driven by his own nerve and ego. The guy knows how to hire and manage, something he learned from his father and he has taken all that to the next level.
I have read and enjoyed all of Trump's books but he leaves out the practical aspects of dealing with unions and the mob and shady lawyers. They are books with a certain façade just like his buildings, so enjoy the book but it is just part of the story.
The books are short and bolster his PR - but are a good read.
Jack in Toronto
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Though many reviewers said that it's not a "how to" book, I personally do learn much from Chapter 1 "Dealing: A week in the Life" which went through briefly Trump's daily not-so-routine style of working and living, and Chapter 2 "Trump Cards: The Elements of the Deal" which mentioned Think Big, Protect the Downside and the Upside will take care of itself, Maximize your options, Know your Market, Use your Leverage, Enhance Your Location, Get the Word Out, Fight Back, Deliver the Goods, Contain the Costs and Have Fun to be Trump's winning cards. The rest are mostly individual chapters/stories/big deals elaborating what had been summarized in the first two chapters.
If this book is not so dated and highly focused on real estate deals, I would certainly give it a higher rating. Nevertheless, I enjoy reading it much.
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If you can get past the unabashed self promotions, this is probably the best book by Donald Trump.
It sheds the most insights into his deal making skills and mindset.
If you are a real estate investor and have read a lot of real estate investments books, you will recognize that many techniques that are taught in real estate investment books and guru's seminars are present in his deal making. The difference is that the other books you read are dealing with a house or an apartment and his deals are hundreds of millions of dollar deals.
His deal making rules are simple, yet insightful. Try this rule: Protect your Down sides and the Upsides will take care of themselves. How many people actually follow that? Most beginner Real Estate Investors go out, load up a ton of debt, and buy houses without thinking about any down sides. In this book, you'll see that Trump is actually quite a cautious and very patient guy...and he is somehow geniusly able to get his capital back in some cases that makes it into those infamous "no money down" deals that gurus are always so proud of pointing out. Like i had mentioned earlier...the only difference is that this is a no money down MILLION dollars deal! I think a lot of us DREAM of doing one like that, Trump shows you how he actually DID it.
This book may be a little out of date...but it does show the reader a glimpse of what it means and takes to dream big.
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I really liked this book. It was my introduction to Donald Trump and I think it highlighted his early career very well. I was impressed at his upbringings and how he started his empire. Interesting to see several examples in his book of ideas that never came true, and eventually lead him to chapter 11. Interesting read and well worth the time
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This book is classic Trump. It brings to life the determination, drive and desire of one of the world's wealthiest men. It is inspiring. This book will help awaken "The Winner", "The mogul" inside you. Great book even if you have read Donald's other books. Highly recommended.
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