Trump: The Art of the Deal Mass Market Paperback – Dec 28 2004
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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.
From Library Journal
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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Some of the stories, I thought, were a little long winded, but I'd rather have long winded good stories rather than short stories making me long for more detail. Trump's got a neat story that many will find interesting.
What I loved about this book is that Donald Trump shows various techniques in which to make deals and how to approach potential buyers and sellers. Much on how Mr. Trump goes about learning and knowing "The Art of the Deal" is through the many personal experiences that he has gone through the past 3 decades.
Donald is shown to be a down to earth guy but can be very demanding when it comes to getting what he wants. Another great accolade about the novel is the fact that it shows people on how things work in the real world. This novel focuses on bettering bad habit of doing business to a great way of accomplishing what one wants in a deal. I would recommend this novel to anyone who looks to invest in real estate as well as learning the ropes of what it takes to finalize the deal.
Where else can you read every detail, from Trump's hand selection of the atrium marble, to his limos' every move, on the building of one of the most glamorous buildings ever built. Trump keeps dialogue pithy and entertaining. I recommend a big cup of tasty beverage when you sit down for this one, because you'll be captivated by the Donald's best work in print.
There is a bit of showboating, this is afterall a book by and about Donald Trump. Still though, it is an inspirational read in that he shows almost anything is possible in this country (The U.S.), if you work for it.
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Like Trump would say " amazing; so unbelievable amasing".
Love Trump hope he wins the presidency.
This book, which Trump did not write, has been completely disowned by its ghost writer Tony Schwartz. [...]Published 4 days ago by James W. Derry
“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. Read morePublished 21 days ago by dr fiore lalla
Excellent inside into Trump the man...must read book if you want to understand what makes Mr. Trump who he is and how he thinks.Published 1 month ago by JP
Donald Trump is one of very few experienced business executives who can talk seriously about what it takes to get a "deal" done !Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Dated in terms of biographical information but nonetheless this book gives further insight into the personality of Donald Trump.Published 2 months ago by Bryan R. Dale
Good read. Had a hard time putting the book down. It actually explains a lot about the current day Trump. If anything, the guy has been pretty consistent over the years.Published 2 months ago by Chingiz
You just gotta hand it to him. Shows how he got it done despite all obstacles with intuitive and inventive thinking about both business deals and people.Published 3 months ago by Bart Brooks
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