President-elect Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America's foremost deal-maker.
"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. Trump
Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight.
Praise for Trump: The Art of the Deal
"Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again." —The New York Times
"Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet." —Chicago Tribune
"Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump's larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader's attention is instantly and fully claimed." —Boston Herald
"A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography." —New York Post
©2009 Donald J. Trump and Tony Schwartz (P)2016 Random House Audio
"Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again." (The New York Times)
"Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet." (Chicago Tribune)
"Fascinating...wholly absorbing...conveys Trump's larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader's attention is instantly and fully claimed." (Boston Herald)
For anyone interested in real estate, I think you will really enjoy this book. I got a lot out of the lessons learnt, the very candid conversation in development and an interesting perspective on development and investing. One to definitely add to the reading list.
Only because I can listen and learn whilst driving long distances
I have no comparison and after listening to this book, I don't feel I need to listen to anything similar.
It;s good to hear an updated intro by DJT and Kale narrated the story well
Absolutely as it needed focus
I never knew much about DJT here in Australia, but now I do. He is very consistent in all aspects of his personal and business life. I believe he will lead the US out of the social and financial mess that he has just inherited as president.
Trump is a brawler in negotiations but he has a big heart, i found the last few sentences as inspiring quotes, anyone can be generous with money, but its your time that has the most value
All round amazing.
Absolutely recommend this to anyone.
the bloke has horrible ethics but he can absolutely make a deal.
narration was on point too!
The book is complete arrogance with little structure.
Not bad reading by Kaleo captured the books theme
"Understanding the President of the USA!"
Donald Trump is a Honey Badger! This book explains how Trump hustles and creates opportunity where others only see complexity and futile battle. He sees value in abandoned property, distressed hotels, managing total value, managing details, hiring the best people, and waiting for the "right" price.
He built a staking rink that the NYC government could not. He got Casinos built in Atlantic City that others could not. He fought rent-control fraud. He transitioned from a background in residential construction into into major, iconic construction. The easy thing was probably to quit or never try, how many of us challenge Mayors, Celebrities, and the press on a routine basis.
After reading this book, you will see that Trump is tough as hell and can usually out-last the opposition. Also, there is much of the Cornelius Vanderbilt in Trump. In the book, he is 40, today he is 70, this dude has incredible energy, toughness, and drive - just like Vanderbilt.
Book was written in 1987, he already talks about hiring/promoting women, accepting a gay friend, being bi-partisan, doing business globally. and renting to black people. These were not universal principles back then and show he is much different than the media want to frame him today.
The narrator is awesome, after a while, you actually think it's Trump talking. It's really well done.
"Great Insight into our Deal Maker in Chief"
This isn't among my regular reading choices, but upon Mr. Trump's election (and after reading Coulter's "In Trump We Trust"), commentators I read recommended this book for a look into President Trump's mind.
I liked this book in the same way I liked the Reagan Diaries - its an assembly of working day vignettes on activities and perspectives, and Trump's approach to business and people. It really provided insight into his deal making proclivities, his involvement -- and clashes -- with governmental entities and people, and his sense of style and accomplishment.
Kaleo's voice is well suited and very Trump-like in delivery, I thought.
Battles with bureaucracy and the making of the 45th President
"Provides Great Insight"
Provides a lot of insight into the mind of Trump. The narrator, Kaleo Griffith, does a great job sounding like Donald Trump. Hopefully he does another one called the art of the election.
"This Explains It"
I listened to this book after Trump was elected POTUS. It's basically the blue print for his campaign.
The guy is crass, unapologetic, manipulative, and relentless in his quest to get a good deal. Manipulate tax laws or leverage the media to put pressure on others like he did with the Woolman Ice Rink renovation. Trump is Trump. This book was written in the 80s. If you're looking for him to pivot... it's not going to happen.
This book gives you a good explanation of how he operates and I was slightly more optimistic about his presidency.
Full disclosure: I didn't vote for him or his opponent Hillary Clinton; I considered both to be a disaster but since this is the disaster we're living with... the book gives you insight into how Trump operates.
Narration is good, too with a pompous northeast accent.
Great story about patience and never settling for less than what you want. I like how he never jumped into a deal to fast he had several steps he would make before getting completely involved in anything.
"Great way to understand who he is"
I have been considering him for my vote for president, and I wanted to better understand the guy before he was as famous as he is now!!
I completely recommend this book because it deeply goes into the process of building and land development. Read this book!!!
Trump does the intro, reader sounds a lot like him. Finished faster than I expected.
The book is a bio to around 1987, when it was originally released. It's also got thumbnail sketches of a lot of his projects from his point of view. Listening to it makes you realize that to make big bucks, you have to know what you're doing.
Fascinating inside look at guys who build skyscrapers, especially for a guy like me that never put together a bigger deal than buying a home.
"learned a new side of Trump"
makes me want him in the white house even more making great deals and making America great again
"The next President"
This was a great book by the future president. This man is clearly pasoniate and great American. A hard worker and tough bussinessman he doesn't accept anything but perfection.
"inside the mind of Trump"
The book is relevant because Tump is a presidential nominee. it shows he knows how to run businesses, negotiate and is a great competitor who hates to lose. His downfall seems to be his ego and his childish attacks on all those who oppose him, clearly this is being used effectly by the Democrats and the media.
"Excellent must read view into mindset of Trump"
I was fascinated to read this book because I wanted to know about the decision making processes of the greats. This book Gave it all. a little more detail than I'd like at times but some people might want that. Worth a read
"For those who are seeking the Truth"
I bought this and listened after a reporter summarised this after reading. What I heard was the opposite of the reporter summary. For those who want to learn about Trump it is worth considering. His wife and business ethics in particular.
"Immeasurably insightful and enjoyable"
Best biography I've listened to.This book produced a great perspective in to deal making on a large scale.
it's basically just a list of deals done by Donald Trump. too much of an overview and not enough in depth KNOWHOW
"Wow! High Business Intelligence"
One of the most wealthy and powerful man alive is sharing the way how is doing the business.
This audio book has great lessons about the best quality of business .
"Really Good Book on Business"
I know that Donald Trump gets flak on Politics but guys trust me when i tell you that on business he gets it so right. For years i spend in the corporate world observing behaviours that would make your skin crawl and the amount of business books I read, none have made sense to the point of what really happened except when I read Donald's books. This is the second one. If someone happens to have him as a mentor then you are very lucky. He really knows people-operations in business and is an exceptional business mind. i honestly wonder why he ventured in politics because business is clearly his thing.
"Dear Donald, I love you. Love Donald - summary"
Yes - absolutely great listen to the person who will the next President of the USA.
Trumped - by Jack O'Connell - a former employee of Trump working at Trump Plaza- gives an alternative perspective of the book - definitively listen to this (available on Audible) after listening to Art of The Deal. Also I am currently listening to the "Making of Trump" also available on Audible.
The way Trump described and managed the Ice Rink in NY City
No. But it gave me insight on Trump - he writes this book to build his public persona- essentially that he is great.
The originally story behind this book was that Trump in the 80s wanted to do a bio of himself. The co-author convinced him that rather than that, do a book about a typical week in his life (his bio would not be interesting) - which the book is essentially how he does business and what he does on a day to day basis. Interesting, however, like every good story the Hero should have a flaw - unfortunately Trump is apparently flawless. It would have been good to hear about some of his greatest failures - often having a more deeper impact learning lesson, than one's success. I would describe the book as a "Love Letter" Trump wrote to himself. There are a few good business points, but if u want to know how to become a Millionaire - listen to the "Millionaire Next Door" or Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad Poor Dad "Financial IQ" and finally Felix Dennis "How to be Rich".
If you are looking for good business pointers - this is not the book. If you want to have some insight into Donald's character than this book with a critical eye gives u some insight. I also recommend as above Trumped by Jack O'Connell.
"great book. shows very little about trump though. "
many points glossed over but i enjoyed it anyways. he mostly bragged about how awesome he is but many of his deals were spectacular in nature and scope . i think he was a great man. Senile now but he used to be great.
I was hoping for more in depth business advice rather than story. This book is mainly story telling about Donald's life, while interesting there really wasn't a whole lot to learn in terms of the 'Art of making Deals'
"The Real Donald Trump"
The tale we are told in the UK by the press is that Donald Trump isn't a real businessman but just someone who was simply a beneficiary of a rich dad. This very enjoyable book gives the lie to all that and if you want to know what makes Donald Trump tick I strongly encourage you to read "The Art of the Deal"
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