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Book Review: How To Get Rich by Donald Trump

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In How To Get Rich, Donald Trump shares his experience from business life in a short, sharp, and to-the-point style. The book is easy to read, with about 250 pages in the pocketbook format. Donald Trump gives us all his best knowledge and tips from real estate, which is his main business, but also gives us his knowledge from his other ventures like the Miss Universe contest, his golf clubs and casinos, and the reality TV-show The Apprentice.

The most breathtaking chapter in the book is the one in which we get to follow Trump with his 24/7 schedule for one week “at work.” After reading this, I understand how he is able to run the Trump organisation with 20,000 employees, take care of all his buildings, hotels, casinos, golf courses, and new construction sites, along with being the star of The Apprentice and running the Miss Universe Contest&#8212and incredibly enough, have time to play golf.

Another part of the book describes his crisis in the early 90s. He is telling a story where he is walking from his office to a meeting with his creditors, to whom he owed 9.2 billion dollars.

He tells that he was passing a beggar on the street, and was thinking, “This guy is worth 9.2 billion dollars more than me!” Hearing this from Donald Trump was something I did not expect; usually you just hear of the tough New York business man. I could feel the humbleness that comes from an experience like that, and it makes him more human and approachable.

As said before, Donald Trump is the star of his own reality show The Apprentice. It has become a mega-hit which is going in to the third season and shows in many countries around the world.

We get to know how the show was created, and we get a close look behind the scenes of the first The Apprentice round. This is very interesting&#8212if you are thinking of applying, this book will give you the inside tips from the Boss himself. The first round had 80,000 applications, from which the 16 candidates were chosen.

To sum up the book in a short sentence: It is a great way to get to know Donald Trump, without having to apply for The Apprentice.

I full-heartedly recommend this book to you; it’s entertaining and full of good advice.


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  • http://paperfrigate.blogspot.com Pat Cummings

    This book review has been selected for Advance.net. You’ll be able to find this and other Blog Critics reviews at such places as Cleveland.com’s Book Reviews column.

  • http://www.road2million.com hfields

    Donald Trump is certainly one of the well recognized real estate tycoons and he knows how to get, when to get, where to get the money, and what to invest. Most of all, his perseverance, bold vision and action made him where he is now. I believe that anyone can duplicate his success in real estate wealth if one believes in her/himself.