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Stumped: How Trump Triumphed: The Open Secrets of Donald Trump’s Gravity-Defying Political Domination and How You Can Use Them Paperback – May 5, 2016
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About the Author
J.M. Carpenter is a writer and entrepreneur who has worked on and off in New York politics since 2005. His background includes service with elected officials, working on campaigns, and experience in the non-profit sector. He received his B.A. in political science from Fordham University.
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J.M. Carpenter, author of the blog Masculine Epic, correctly predicted Trump's presidential victory long before he'd even secured the Republican nomination.
Stumped looks at Trump's success from lots of different angles, making it the most comprehensive book on the subject.
Carpenter analyzes the factors of masculinity, dominating space, pendulum swing, making the right offer, and many others.
What really makes this worth the read is that it isn't just a political book. As the title states, Carpenter shows how you can use Trump's secrets to be successful in your own endeavors.
All throughout, Stumped relates these principles to other historical figures and events. Through the lens presents here, you better understand how the great men of history were able to shape their time.
An exciting read that never gets boring. Great for fans of Trump and Mike Cernovich (although I'd say Stumped goes above and beyond Cernovich's similar MAGA Mindset).
A solid 5/5 stars.
Yet this book is no political hagiography, and neither is it a polemic. I especially liked how the author gave some historical perspective on the election by taking the reader back to the 19th century. All of the "turning point" elections of that century are discussed, and reasons given why one side won or the other was defeated. There are separate and well-studied chapters on how the establishment failed to understand the Trump mentality, how the electorate saw the candidates, and what all of this means for the coming political era.
All in all, this is a neutral, dispassionate analysis of Trump's campaign style that gives the kind of perspective that was so sadly lacking from the mainstream media.
The book is a full spectrum analysis of Trump and his methods. Scott Adams at his blog predicted Trump's rise and eventual election to the Presidency more than a year ago. But Adams focuses almost entirely on the persuasion techniques that Trump applies. "Stumped", on the other hands, looks at Trumps's persuasion techniques, personal branding, domination of media space, projection of masculinity and leadership,
social proof, and more. It examines his marketing methods, tactics, strategy, and operations. The analyses are tied back to general techniques that anyone can apply in business and in life.
"Stumped" also analyzes the current U. S. political situation and how Trump created a compelling offer. The author identifies this offer as the key element allowing Trump to survive and even gain after every confrontation and controversy. "Stumped", correctly in my view, identifies the struggle between globalists and nationalists as the key issue of the 2016 election. Trump has come down decisively on the nationalist side, and this is the source of his strength.
Using the analysis framework established earlier, the book discusses the Republican candidates, the possible evolutions of the Republican and Democrat parties, and the various voting blocs of the U.S. electorate. The book includes an analysis of all U. S. Presidential elections using the framework defined in the book. I found this very interesting, although it is not directly relevant if what you are interested in is Donald Trump.
The book is short, about 150 pages, but is packed with interesting and useful analysis. If you are interested in any of U.S. politics, Donald Trump, persuasion, or marketing, you will want to read this book. I highly recommend it.
In addition to the skills that Trump used to win, you also get a very illuminating look at the 12 factors that help to determine the winner of the election going from 2012 all the way back to 1788.
Also, I will say that even though Trump did ultimately win, credit must be given to a person who wrote a book ahead of the election predicting a win. Looking forward to his next work!
The author's correlation to previous periods in the political process that mirror this cycle as they relate to seminal events are particularly insightful.
All this seems so obvious after reading this book but no one else has previously brought it to the surface.
Fast forward - 6 months after the publication of this book …… Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of The United States of America.