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It’s not good enough to want it. You’ve got to know how to get it. Real estate titan, bestselling author, and TV star Donald J. Trump is the man to teach you the billionaire mind-set–how to think about money, career skills, and life. Here is crucial advice on investing in real estate from the expert, everything from dealing with brokers to renovating to assessing the value...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 12th 2004 by Random House Publishing Group (first published 2004)
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Shirin Abdel Rahman
I will advice everyone to read this book,since it is almost the only book that Mr Trump wrote to be read by everyone,So you do not have to be An Entrepreneur or Business driven to read it.
The Books is a group of advice/Articles about all aspects of life(work,real estate, Restaurant business, relationships)from the point of view of a media and real estate tycoon.
1st Part bout Real estate(how to buy/sell/rent a property-how to deal with a broker-how to add value to your property).
2nd part about mo...more
Naja Faysal
I don't understand why a big chunk of this book focuses on The Apprentice and very little is going towards real estate investment strategies and tactics... I don't need to know the details of a TV program, i need to learn mindsets, strategies and techniques. So, in brief this book IS FIRED!! :)
Steve Cioccolanti
As a Christian, I believe God Thinks Like a Billionnaire, and I wanted some categorical evidence of this. I found it in this book! People at the top of their game think the same in many areas. This is tremendously motivating because you don't have to be a real estate tycoon to benefit from his experience. You can be an artist, musician, pastor or parent, and get something from the mind of a millionaire...or Billionaire.

I like to know who among the most successful people in the world believes in...more
Jane Night
This book was a disappointment. It really had very little to do with finances. It was rather like Trump decided to ramble on and on about everything from his favorite shampoo to his time on the apprentice.

There were a few gems of wisdom in this book. Trump is a big believer in hiring interior decorators and honestly I would never have thought about hiring one for my personal home. Maybe a business. But, Trump convinced me. Whenever I next move (and can afford it) I think I will give a decorator...more
Wow, what a terrible book this was. If this book has "everything you need to know about success, real estate, and life," then I have seriously over complicated these topics. I would categorize this book as entertainment instead of business because it basically describes Trump's lavish lifestyle and neglects any decent business advice. Some of Trump's nuggets of real estate wisdom include, buying trees from peoples yards to put on your property, and making every tiny detail on your property perfe...more
I'll admit it, I love The Donald and really enjoyed several of his other books. But the advice in this book is so simplistic that it's of little use, and some of it is downright insulting. For instance, on the topic of diet he says one of the five rules of foods on the Mar-A-Lago diet is, "It cannot make you gain weight." Um, duuh!

I wouldn't recommend this book. Read, "The Art of the Deal" or "How to Get Rich" instead.
The only reason I gave this book one star was because -2 or -3 was not an option. Hands down the worst book on finances I've ever picked up. Not that the ideas in it were terrible, but it only talks about common sense things that most of us already know. Useless.
Saad Farooq
This is the fifth book by Donald Trump that I have read. I always liked his books because Trump has a very candid style. This book is basically based on the same pattern as his previous books but in this he writes about his recent deals & what is currently going on his life. I was interested in the advice regarding real estate. It turns out that Trump has written consecutive chapters on this topic like how to pick a location, rent an apartment, buying/selling a house, building inspection, de...more
i liked this book a lot because it teaches the reader how to be sucsesfull. also it teaches you about real e state. like how to chose what BUILDING YOU WANT TO BUY. it teaches you how to live the good life when you got money like how to chose your apartment like if there is no view don`t buy the apartment. or if you are selling a apartment with a view always charge more because the better view the more money if theres no view then you lower the price. it also teaches you how to save money in sto...more
Jess Scott
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I agree with a lot of what one of the reviewers here said (5 stars, John J. Rinck, February 14, 2005). I for one, greatly enjoyed the succinct and concise chapters. I prefer the book as it is, as compared to if a ghostwriter had written it (with more "flowery" language, which gives the illusion of getting more bang for your buck).

I find it interesting to note also that all the people blasting Mr. Trump and/or his books...well......more
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The billionaires' club is an exclusive one—in a world of six billion people, fewer than 600 are billionaires. In Think Like a Billionaire, real estate mogul Donald J. Trump shares a few of the characteristics that set billionaires apart from the rest of the crowd.

For example, billionaires seldom do what's conventional or expected of them. Rather, they stay true to their vision, even in the face of criticism and doubt. Interestingly, Donald Trump has only met a handful of his billionaire brethren...more
I picked this first edition hardcover in the local Vancouver General Hospital Thrift Shop for $1.99, an easy buy because I am sure it will be a fun read.
I didn't have an opinion one way or another about Donald Trump before picking up this book, but after reading it, I'm now an official fan. I enjoyed his matter-of-fact opinions and the authority in which he wrote. He's a man who knows who he is and what he wants and he makes it happen. I enjoy people like that. I loved how his chapters were very short and concise. He's a man who would never waste words just to fill space. I found his weekly itineries fascinating. Very impressed how he can meet w...more
Anton Klink
I love Trump but his books are making me raise my eyebrows. Overall they seem like they gave a few hours worth of interviews to a ghost writer who then whipped up a book under Trump's name. Obviously the guy knows how to make money and is very good at it, however the advice given in the book is either weird (don't shake people's hands to avoid getting germs?) or just plain old common sense. I haven't read "The Art of the Deal" yet though, that one is supposed to have been written by Trump himsel...more
Sascha Illyvich
It's a basic book from Trump but one is suggest if you're new to opening up your thought process to bigger things. The lessons are somewhat hidden but if you're looking you'll find them.
Compared to all the books on success I've read this by far is the most useless. The first third of the book is dedicated to stating the obvious. For example the chapter on how to find a good peice of real estate said "get a broker" followed by the chapter on getting a good interest rate from the bank "you must negotiate." Thanks Trump, I couldn't have figured that out myself.

The remaining two thirds of the book were dedicated to promoting the second season of the Apprentice in a blatant attempt...more
Schnitzer Ang
A read about Donald Trump life.
Roxanne Reyes
This book is nothing more than constant advertising for the Trump empire and the author several times comes across as conceited and ostentatious. Looks like he leads a wonderful life and when you already achieved success then working 10-15 hour days is a pleasure because he is the boss, and has all the toys you can imagine. Most chapters contain general remarks about achieving success in life, also common sense information about buying/selling homes and a behind the scenes look at filming The Ap...more
OMG, these books get you charged UP! I can't read these late at night, 'cause 5 minutes inside the head of The Donald gets me thinking at the speed of business, which is terribly fast. Trump only sleeps 5 hours a night and he makes a phone call EVERY 10 minutes he's awake. I started doing the same thing, for a week, and then I crashed like a blackhawk in Somalia.
Every other person he mentions in the book is a "real dynamo". It's all about movement in business, and Big D knows how to move.
Inspiring book, it's everyone's dream to become rich, but most of us don't know where to start. This book tells you just how to, from a real estate mogul, Donald trump tells you everything you need to know to be become successful. Also tells us the ups and downs he went through to come to where he is. He talks about things like taking risks and what to do with your money. a very well written life lesson and its a terrific first step for you if you're trying to be sucessful.
Donald Trump is a fascinating personality, and I actually enjoyed this book. There are some interesting and useful bits of knowledge, but I found a lot of his "advice" lacking in necessary details. Mostly, I found the book to be interesting because of its autobiographical nature. Trump has intriguing views on life, and the way that he interacts with people is really enthralling to me. A good read if you want to learn more about Trump as a person.
OK, he obviously needed to just get a book out. For if you think you're going to learn "EVERYTHING you need to know about Success, Real Estate, and Life," (my Gosh! Life? Really Donald) then you are really nieve. It covers these topics in such general sweeps that I tossed it after a few pages. Good thing I got this free at a wealth seminar. Gee, I wonder why they were Giving it away. Hmmmmmmm . . . .
Bruce J
I thought it was excellent. It would be good to have his previous book How To Get Rich on hand as it contains the photos of his properties which you can refer to. Think Like A Billionaire reminded me of his first book Trump: The Art of the Deal which was a huge success. This book is better because of all the specific useful personal information in contains. My favorite heading was STUFF.
This is an account of Donalds life and how he started in the real estate business. He markets himself all the way through it... of course he does! But it does give a good insight into how he would strike deals and how he allocates his time. The guy does work hard. There are some funny parts... I especially love how he listens to music by Frank Sinatra to rap. Brilliant.
Kevin Dorival
I appreciate how Donald Trump gave us the history of his family and how hard they've worked. He deserves success with all the great tips he gave out in his book. Anone, especially, entrepreneurs that wants to become a millionaire or billionaire should get their paws on this incredible book. It will change your mindset and business habits.
Trump gives some helpful, common-sense financial/real estate advice in this book, with some comedy mixed in. I sometimes wonder though, since he is writing for the average Joe/Jane in this book, are these REALLY his secrets? In general, thinking like a billionaire sounds easy, it's the becoming one that's the hard part.
I'm a huge Trump fan. He's smart and entertaining, and deserves all the hype he receives. His more recent books are so fun to read - full of advice and namedropping. This book is a very fast read. It's many essays on all sorts of topics. Many on real estate but mostly on life. Recommended to anyone who loves Trump!
Nawal Alotaibi
rating 3 / 5

similar ideas from his other books

Quotes :

"Think of yourself as a one-man army"
"you can't just think like a billionaire; you have to eat like one, too"
"time is more valuable than money"
" a slow starter is always the fastest finisher"
"Negotiate! Negotiate! Or get out!"
Charles Terry
Honestly I'm not sure if I liked this book or not. I'm not sure if I care for Trump or not. But, if you can look past the egotistical part of the book and see the principles he attempts to lay out(some poor and some brilliant) then this would be a decent read.
Jul 15, 2008 Maggie is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I've always admired the driven qualities in Trump. That's why I attended a Trump Seminar to learn more. At his seminar they gave out this book. So why not read about the mind set of a strong individual... I'll let you know what I learned.
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