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Trump 101: The Way to Success

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In Trump 101, Trump himself becomes your personal mentor and coach as he shares tips, tactics, and strategies, all designed to help you make the most of yourself, your career, and your life. Each chapter covers a basic rule or belief, and shows you how to make it work for you. Learn the vital qualities and skills that every successful businessperson needs.
Hardcover, 188 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Wiley
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Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-improvement
Love or hate him, Trump ran both a relentless campaign and an empire ranking him #334 on Forbes 2016 Billionaire List. The book's 2 most-repeated quotes reveal much :
1. “Make it happen in your life.”
2. “Insist on perfection.”

Others include a few surprisingly profound diatribes:

“Don’t waste your life on work you don’t love.”

“Because I love what I do, I do it vigorously, and I do it better.”

“My principles" :
1. Do the best job possible
2. Build as quickly as possible
3. Spend the l
Feb 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: business
In true Donald Trump fashion, each 3- or 4-page chapter is very straightforward descriptions of mentalities to have. These are great if you seek to be a driven, productive worker, and would definitely require an immense amount of energy to accomplish.

"Energy is the key to accomplishment. Harness your energy and you will have the ability to achieve your goals" (161).

I think many would read this book and say "well, I don't have the freedom or flexibility in my job to put these into practice," to w
Mar 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone in business
Shelves: leadership, business
I really liked to learn what lies behind Donald Trump's ideas and his work ethic. He does not give up and zeros in on what is important.
Eman Afundee
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
إن أردت أن تكون رجل أعمال مبدع ومنتج وفعال فعليك بقراءة هذا الكتاب ، أسلوب دونالد في الكتاب يتجه مباشرة إلى طرق المواضيع المهمة بشكل مباشرولا يضيع وقته ولا وقت القاريء في مقدمات لا فائدة منها كما هو الحال مع الكثير من الكتب في إدارة الأعمال .. مزخم بالمعلومات القيمة جدا والبسيطة جدا في أسلوب سردها .. كتاب جيد جدا استمتعت به كثيرا ووضعته ضمن قائمة المراجع المهمة بالنسبة لي
Tara Joyce
May 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Discover the spiritual and emotional side of the Trump. This book contains great business ideas and some smart advice for any business owner. Believe it or not, Trump is an Innerpreneur. This book is proof.
Naomi Blackburn
Sep 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Hands Down!!!!Donald Trump's best book. Very simple and to the point. Just the way I like business books. Just really common sense points.
Kristi Elizabeth
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Short and sweet. Business tips that can help anyone who owns their own business or is thinking of doing so. Very inspiring, motivating, and positive.
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
As a Trump fan I really enjoyed this book - 30 lil golden nuggets and important lessons from the perspective of a billionaire as well how they applied to his own life and real business examples ... Giving you albeit small , yet nevertheless important insights into Trumps world and his way of thinking. The Q and A section at the end of each chapter with answers directly from The Donald himself further helped this too

I also really enjoyed how we were treated to Trumps typical schedule and what his
Apr 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
I'm a fan of Trump. I will admit that. But this is a book of practical advise about how to make yourself a more positive and focused business person.

Also, Mr. Trump gives you a look into the way he makes deals, things he looks for and even the fact that he alludes to a meditation practice.

All in all, if you are not a fan of Trump, you may not like this book. But if you are a fan of business, this would be a good book to read.
Micheal Peggins
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
There wasn't much "meat" to the book. This is more or less another hustle for Trump to earn some income.... selling the book because his name is on it. that's why I picked it up. However, there is no one solid thought to the book, just a bunch of random ideas throughout. It did not expand my knowledge at all. But it did really make me want to go to his golf course mar a lago. my suggestion: pick up a different book
Alvin Walker
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great book!!! He shares wonderful tips, and strategies for the purpose to help you make the most of yourself, your career, and your life. I love chapter ten under the subtitle Make It Happen in Your Life where he said “If you keep in touch with your goals by visualizing them, they stand a good chance of working out beautifully.”
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
People bag on me for liking Trump and installing his everyday teaching into my own Private Real Estate Companies value. This book is a must read and a must own for people to constantly feel fresh and passionate about their everyday business dealings and matters.
Mirsad Vitia
May 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Lots of business strategies, tactics and habits in it. Interesting experiences by the Author and very straightforward description.
Nirav Savaliya
Apr 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
My first 'One Sitting' book, took 4 and a half hours to finish it!
Feb 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Aimee by: Dustin
I really enjoyed reading his thoughts on how to improve your business and be more successful. It made me want to improve in a lot of areas in my life. It was very motivational and inspiring.
Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Had to read for work. He doesn't quite take all of his advice it seems.
Oct 01, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Stunningly creative !!!
Oct 22, 2015 rated it liked it
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May 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Good book but I wish there was more details into what Trump considers great success.
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
Passion is absolutely necessary to achieve any kind of long-lasting success. If you don't have passion, everything you do will ultimately fizzle or, at best, be mediocre (p.2).
"Playing golf with business associates crates a relaxing atmosphere where everyone has fun. It gets them away from the office and into the sunshine and beauty of nature (p.3). See if any of your interests can be turned into a viable source of income. Don't begin a career solely for money or to please others, especially if
Dec 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Reading this book of a man I formerly loathed, i descovered some interesting facts. One of the biggest discoveries was that Trump is definetly a half-retarded hillbilly as the media tried to present him. He is smart, well educated, classy and highly capable individual. Secondly, everyone can learn a lot from him. The smaller downfall is that his books are sometimes too general in learning you secrets, but it's hardly a downfall when you realise he wants to learn you some common sense. The bigges ...more
Justin Heilman
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was random and didn’t stick to one topic too much which is great for me. Informative and easy read.
Stamen Stoev
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Добре синтезирана и лесна за четене. Мотивира те да продължаваш да се образоваш, дава ти насоки за развитие и въпроси за размисъл. И всичко това на достъпен език - кратко и ясно.
Stefania Shaffer
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Say what you will about this Presidential nominee for the GOP 2016, however he has built a reputation for being an incredible businessman. These chapters read like lessons in how to do business efficiently. With a propensity for phone vs. email, he rolls through a hundred calls a day. His goal is efficiency, not wasting people’s time, and training his staff to explain their needs succinctly. He also expects anyone pitching ideas to him to do it concisely within 3 minutes. Anyone who can meet thi ...more
Ralitsa Ivanova Tsanova
It's a kind of compilation of ideas, truthful ones, BUT...
Having read numerous one-of-a-lifetime books, I may definitely underline that their ideas are covered briefly in this one. I see the same kind of explanations and the order they take is a little bit disordered. It is a good way for the author to gather them, it surely is, but I would have liked it more, if I could see a little bit more creative approach. Morals are to be proven in time but when you read them all over and over you start to
D.P. Gurbalov
Sep 07, 2016 rated it liked it
I would give this read a 3/5. Here is why: It is a not so well synthesized piece of information. I have read a bunch of other reviews and most of them were either paid for or entirely hateful - 5 stars and 1 stars. This book here does not have a clear and trustful rating. It deserves 3/5 in my opinion, simply because it mentions some useful tips and pieces of advice. However if you are into manipulating or learning about social relations I would recommend reading either Dale Carnegie or Robert G ...more
Dec 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: management
What's a better way to end 2016 on goodreads than by getting some management tips from the man who will be the most powerful person on earth during the next 4 years?

One paragraph that made me smile is "Be grateful for the diversity in our lives and for the benefits of being exposed to so many different backgrounds and beliefs. Take the time to try to understand other viewpoints - how and why do those people feel and act as they do".
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Donald John Trump is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality, author and 45th President of the United States of America. He is the CEO of the Trump Organization, a US-based real-estate developer, and the founder of Trump Entertainment, which operates several casinos. He received a great deal of publicity following the success of his reality television show, T ...more
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