Trump: The Art of the Deal

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Huge!

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

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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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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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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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Amzing

Amazing if you have a good attitude and want to learn this book is amazing

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  • BC
  • 03-11-19

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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  • Harald Undrum
  • 03-12-19

KongHallal

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-20-18

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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  • Patrick
  • 04-01-17

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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  • M M
  • 09-07-19

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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  • AllanJensen
  • 02-05-18

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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  • Radu
  • 02-20-20

Big times

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

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  • fadairo babajide adedamola
  • 01-28-20

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-22-19

A mentor Piece

This book is full of deals that are made by Trump which shows utilization of knowledge, experince and wisdom. It shows how courage, fearlessness, zeal and love of what one does enables achieving ones goals.

The book shows the use of power of networking and occupying your rightful position in these networks withoit apology but with respect.

It is a good piece that has humanity in it thank the money.

Thanks Trump

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-15-19

It was a great deal

Great narration and great insight in Trump's business and mind (assuming it all was truthfull). None the less I would reccomend this book purely as an insight in America's business practice from a prespective of a man who definetely had a huge insight in it as well as a decent variation in the businesses he ran and deals he made. Admirrably, he also offers retrospective on his past deals which could benefit a lot of young entrepeneurs.

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  • Codie Vincent
  • 01-22-18

Hood book

Best money you'll spend on audible, highly recommend for those interested in business and how to get deals done

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-31-17

Outstanding view into the wanker running America

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!

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  • Kyle
  • 12-15-17

Fascinating listen

Really puts into perspective how the man works and thinks. narrator sounds very similar aswell

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-17-17

good yarn

but only the first chapter had any substance. the rest was his recount of a dozen or so deals.

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  • Aleks
  • 02-22-17

Property developers will enjoy this. Great value.

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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-20

Great read

It’s s a good insight into the way the President thinks about management, he is implementing the same philosophy as President.

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  • 04-25-20

good story, no fluff.

The narrator is pretty good, reminds me of Trump, easy to listen to, finished quicker than most audiobooks I read.

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  • Skinnies
  • 03-18-20

Art of a deal....really?

This wasn’t so much a business book to glean strategic tips on deal making, than a narrative of how Trump applies his bullish and confrontational style to various deals he was making in the 80s.

While interesting in parts learning NY history and his purely egotistical perspective, I found it disjointed and a bit boring in others but overall “got through it” and couldn’t help admiring the man’s tenacity and blatant self belief.

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  • Michael
  • 03-02-20

Great story and insights

love or hate him he is a businessman. this gives good insights into deals made and the thought behind it. the end 14 mins seemed like a random list and a brain dump but the rest was fantastic

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-16-20

Thought provoking and enlightenment

Provides great insight into the world of development in New York at an interesting time. along with enlightenment of the history of Trump and his rise to success