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Summary

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

Critic reviews

"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)

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  • 11-03-19

A great primer in dealmaking

One great thing about this book is that it sets deals in a real context; not just academic or theoretical. And as with any good coaching, it’s up to the reader to pick up the lessons, they are not just spoon-fed.
The best part is that the Donald’s natural enthusiasm for dealmaking comes through in each chapter, which not only makes it interesting to learn from, but just an interesting read even if the reader has no intention of ever making a deal.
The narrating is done really well. Clear, easy to follow and in a manner which makes listening easy and enjoyable.

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Great book covering many business project cases

A great incite into the business mind of Donald Trump. As I am studying for an MBA, this book was recommended as an alternative read to the course text books to offer an overview of real case studies covering many different business projects. Pleased that I didn't listen to the political bias of students that hate without digging deeper.

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I must say this book took me by surprise. I always have always thought of business as a fun topic but the way the book is written makes it super entertaining as well.

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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

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Not what I expected but more than I thought I was getting 👍🏽

This book has so many lessons carefully embedded in between lines you have to pay close attention or you’ll miss it. It’s a great book to read and many great lessons to learn.

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I am a winner

it's interesting to see how Trump operates, but I will have to read some other accounts to get the full picture.

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Surprisingly good

It’s interesting to hear from the other side how things went down in the 70s in the property market, Trump has written a really interesting and insightful book here, so very worth it

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It was like I was one to one with the legend

Absolute legend. #Trump2020 without a doubt the best leader in the history of the world. And this was an amazing insight into what made the legend.

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Big times

Just BIG. In every single aspect. Good narrative, always wanting to know how it ends.

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what a great book.

Love the book, like I love Trump. He is great and the way he tells his story is straight forward and easy to understand. It displays the thoughts of a straight forward guy, with great intentions and great foresight.
To have him as president of the US is truly amazing.

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  • 06-08-19

Surprisingly enjoyable!

I bought this book intending on getting to understand President Trump better. I wasn't particularly expecting it to be well written, or even less, "enjoyable".

What I got was a three. A better understanding of President Trump, a VERY well written book, and highly enjoyable to listen to!

I can't recommend purchasing this enough!

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  • 12-04-19

as good as a MAGA hat

the first three chapters were basically a day in the life of, but the story really opened up after that, and I loved it. I learned, I enjoyed, and will probably listen to it again.
the guy reading it sounded like Trump as well, really added reality to it.

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  • 10-04-19

more than I expected.

love the book. I took away three things from this book . one Never give up two never use your own money three Trust your gut feelings . I never new Donald Trump did all the things he did and yes they were unbelievable. he is way smarter than I gave him credit for and I have a new found Respect for him. after you read this you will too.

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  • 27-04-19

Huge!

We couldn’t stop listening, even the kids wanted to keep going when we listened to the book!

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  • JennRem
  • 10-10-18

Great Insight!

I wanted to “read” this book as a way to get insight into how our President operates when dealing with others. It was a good listen and provided the insight!

My Audible purchases are all business, leadership and finance books and this fit right in. Recommend!

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  • Stuart Draper
  • 20-02-19

Read to Understand Trump

Do you hate Trump?
Do you love Trump?
Read this book to understand Trump.
Now I get it. Why he does what he does.

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  • Yusuke Muramatsu
  • 15-06-18

Boring if you are not interested in real estate

I thought that this is more about "how to make a deal" kinda book. The book is about how he conducted some of his big deals. There are something to learn from but this was not exactly what expected. Anyways, if you are into real estate and wanna learn about Trump's career development, it's a good book.

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  • 06-06-17

Biography

This is not, I will teach you how to make deals. This is, let me tell you a few stories and maby you'll learn something.

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  • 26-08-18

What’s the big deal!!

When I was first coming into this book I was thinking I was going to learn about how Trump as made his fortune on this 11 key principles that you learn in the book but, instead I was in for a more full back story on Trumps life and what he has done and all the deals his was able to make. In my opinion that was just as important as the key principles of making a great deal.

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  • 27-08-18

Understanding Trump

Best way to learn and understand what makes Trump tick and why he acts the way he does. No other president in history knows how to Make America Great Again or to Keep America Great!

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