Donald J. Trump is a legendary entrepreneur who relentlessly has redefined the standards of excellence in business, real estate, gaming, sports, and entertainment. His signature is synonymous with the world's most prestigious addresses (Trump International Hotel & Tower, Trump Plaza, Trump Park Avenue, Trump Building). He's a best-selling author ('Think Like a Billionaire,' 'How to Get Rich,' 'The Art of the Deal'), global television star ("The Apprentice": The Apprentice - The Complete First Season) and master educator (Trump University).
When it comes to entrepreneurship, there are a million--or a billion--good reasons to listen to Donald Trump's advice. Here are Donald Trump's Top 10 Books for Entrepreneurs (plus two more--he is Donald Trump after all, and he thinks big).
Donald J. Trump's Top 10 Books on Entrepreneurship
If you're going to take on the risk of being an entrepreneur, you owe it to yourself to get the best tools, training, and coaching you can possibly get. Because in business, ignorance isn't bliss--it's fatal.
The difference between extraordinary and ordinary is simple: it's "extra." Are you willing to put in that extra effort? Are you willing to prepare to win? Are you willing to go that extra mile? That's what separates the champs from the chumps, the warriors from the worriers, and the winners from the whiners.
The great Chinese general and military strategist, Sun Tzu, wrote in 'The Art of War' that "every battle is won before it's ever fought." That's also true for entrepreneurs. Most entrepreneurs fail. It's not because they lack ideas, or energy or effort. It's because they don't get the coaching and training they need to succeed. They lose the battle before it even starts. It doesn't have to be that way.
I founded Trump University--and created the Trump Top 10 List for Amazon.com--to teach entrepreneurs the Trump Way to succeed. No one ever became a champion by training like a bum. If you want to be the best, you have to train like the best. You have to make yourself unstoppable. If you aren't relentless, you'll quickly be less--or even nothing. You should never give up, never be out of training, and never stop learning. And above all: you have to love what you do.
You know me. I don't put my name on anything lightly. It has to be the best! I don't have time to waste and neither do you. So listen up: if you're serious about success, I invite you to check out my recommendations below.
I'll see you at the top. You're going to love the view.
Think Like a Billionaire by Donald Trump & Meredith McIver
The Wealth Builder's Blueprint by Donald Trump & Trump University
The Wealth Builder's Blueprint: You can't build Trump Tower without a strong foundation. It's the same with building wealth. This DVD/6-CD set will give you the tools, training, and coaching you need to build your fortune.
The Art of War: (Miniature book): The ancient Chinese general Sun Tzu is universally recognized as one of the greatest military strategists ever. 'The Art of War' teaches basic skills for defeating adversaries in war, at the office, or in daily life.
What It Takes to Be #1: Lombardi on Leadership by Vince Lombardi Jr.
What It Takes to Be #1 : Vince Lombardi on Leadership: Football is a great game, because it requires teamwork, sacrifice, and leadership. Few people ever coached football better than the legendary Vince Lombardi, whose Green Bay Packer teams won 5 NFL titles in 7 years in the 1960s--including the first two Super Bowls. Lombardi was a master at knowing how to motivate teams for maximum performance.
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
Power of Positive Thinking: If you're going to be an entrepreneur, you're inevitably going to face challenges, obstacles, and adversities. Resiliency and relentlessness are crucial for any entrepreneur to succeed. Norman Vincent Peale wrote the book (literally) on the power of positive thinking, and how to use it to reach your true potential.
Iacocca: An Autobiography by Lee Iacocca: Lee Iacocca is a powerful example of an executive who turned adversity (being fired as President of Ford Motor Company in 1978) into advantage (turning around Chrysler in the 1980s). Iacocca's book offers valuable insights on how to be relentless, make decisions, manage time, and motivate teams for maximum performance.
Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter: Robert Kiyosaki argues persuasively in 'Cashflow Quadrant' that the key to financial freedom is the accumulation and aggregation of money-making assets--like real estate and rental properties. Kiyosaki also notes that working for others--because of misguided trust in organizations--can be more risky than entrepreneurship.