How to write a book, the Trump way: "I take a topic, think about it, dissect it, and put it back into a formula that becomes what I believe is solid advice." The result, Think Like a Champion, is a small, powerful book from one of the biggest names in business. Donald J. Trump is the very definition of success, and sets the standard for others to achieve.
The 50 essays are supported by Donald Trump's recommended reading list. Some of the essays are geared to students, so it makes a great gift for an entrepreneurial graduate. "Wisdom" for example is clearly written to a young audience.
The "Innovation" essay offers interesting ideas on multi-level focusing, where innovation comes from the intersection of ideas, as long as you're paying attention.
"Learning" reveals how Trump does not take knowledge and information for granted: "Ask yourself this question: "What do I need to know more about?" It seems Trump is always learning, and heeds his own advice: "Very few of us are completed projects."
Think Like a Champion is a quick read but worth studying. Trump's essays have real value, sometimes obvious, sometimes quite subtle. For example:
"It's good to start each day by saying to yourself, 'What can I learn today that I didn't know before?'" says Trump. "It opens you up to more information and net worth as an individual. Why live restricted lives due to lack of knowledge when there are so many resources available to us today?"
The "Imagination" essay reveals how clever the Donald really is and the deliberate thinking that got him that way.
I most enjoyed the "Keep it Short, Fast, and Direct" essay and its display of Trump's humor. "Business is no place for stream of consciousness babbling, no matter how colorful you think you're being ... People appreciate brevity in today's world."