Learn the business strategies and personal secrets that have made Donald Trump one of the most successful and famous real-estate investors from George H. Ross, an exclusive insider. Ross has been Trump's executive business and legal advisor for over 25 years. Trump's smart strategies apply to ventures of any size and will have you investing with confidence.
©2005 George H. Ross; (P)2006 Recorded Books
"A great how-to book from an associate of the glitziest and most interesting personality in the real-estate business." (Bookpage)
The positive of this book is the fascination of hearing all about Trump's deals and how his out-of-the-box thinking gets him great deals and makes him lots of money. The negative is that everything is on such a large scale that it's hard to apply to most small investors.
I think the intention of the book was to use Trump as an example and show how to apply his ideas to the small investor. For me, personally, a lot of those concepts were over my head, but what I did get out of the book was motivation and inspiration. So I would recommend the book more on entertainment value than educational value.
The book stresses strategy, but also addresses a lot of negotiating tactics as well. The book's written by George Ross, a long-time business associate and attorney for Donald Trump. It is solid and full of ideas we can put to work in business and especially in real estate investment. The key is always: "how do I add value?" Without an solid business answer to that question, the rest of the strategy rests on sand. But there are lots of other strategic and tactical ideas that the author covers in a systematic and clear manner.
Along the way, you get to know both Donald Trump. I was rather neutral on Trump before I read the book, but I come away with a new found and deep respect for the main's integrity, creativity and entrepreneurship. He's the real deal and it's a pleasure to understand how he thinks about real estate, investments and people.
Finally a book on real estate that give some value in form of actual cases, tips and advices. Yes, there are obvious things that en entrepreneur already know. But for me it worked as reminders. A notepad could be good to have at hand.
The first half is just examples of what Trump has done in the past but doesn't have much to do with the average investor. It mostly applies to big-time commercial investors but doesn't really get into much detail. The second half has more applicable tips to use in real estate.
While the delivery was a little stale and dry - probably intolerable if you're not dedicated on a road trip - the content was amazing. It's quite clear the author steered many of Trump's largest deals as well as those of New York developer elite. Would highly recommend for both creative financing and structured dealmaking strategies.
Wow I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. fabulous interesting and loaded with information . I walked away from this book with a more positive upbeat view in respect to many aspects of investing. I am a fan of Donald Trump and respect his leadership clearly it is warranted
I have a hard time listening to audio books, but this one kept my interest for the entire time. The narrator is fantastic. I felt like I was listening to Ross, not some idiot reading a book. I liked all the case studies from young Trump's hayday in NYC. Good book
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