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Trump: The Way to the Top: The Best Business Advice I Ever Received Hardcover – May 18, 2004
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Acknowledging that "you cant know it all," tough-minded businessman and recent television star Trump asked more than 100 successful businesspeople to tell him "the best business advice they have ever received." His newest volume compiles their responses into easily digestible tidbits that range from the realistically prescient ("The sun doesnt shine forever," from Barbara Berger, president of Food City Markets) to the stoically practical ("Dont confuse efforts with results," Thomas J. Barrack, CEO of Colony Capital). Though most of the books entries are no longer than half a page, a few contributors, such as Barbara Corcoran (founder of the Corcoran Real Estate Group) and Thomas Chen (president of Crystal Window and Door Systems), have written longer entries that reveal as much about their authors as they do about good business sense. Serious readers of business books may be disappointed by some of more lackluster contributions (e.g. "the secret of having a good business is to be in a good business"), but there are enough sage words here to satisfy most fans of The Apprentice.
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From the Inside Flap
The host of the hit reality show The Apprentice presents an invaluable collection of grounded, hard-hitting advice on business success, from people who have made it to the bosss chair at some of Americas most thriving companies.
How can you find the way to the top?
Ask people who are already there.
Because you cant know it all. No matter how smart you are, no matter how comprehensive your education, no matter how wide-ranging your business experience, theres simply no way to acquire all the wisdom you need to make your business flourish. You need to learn from those who have blazed a trail before you.
Donald Trump has asked many of the brightest, most successful businesspeople he knowsand some he doesn't knowto answer this question: What's the best business advice you ever received? The result is a compelling resource of wisdom and wit that reveals how some of the most accomplished people conduct their personal and business affairs, giving an inside look into the secrets of corporate success. But the advice doesnt only come from the upper echelons of the Fortune 500. Thoughts poured in from executives at thriving companies large and small, ranging from well-known icons such as Staples, American Airlines, Lillian Vernon, and Boeing to family-run operations like Orleans Homebuilders and Carlson Companies.
The Way to the Top brings together the core ideas that have guided more than 150 of todays top businesspeople, offering a range of inspiring and practical advice on making good decisions, conducting yourself appropriately, developing your career, communicating with others, leading a team effectively, and much more. Some of the entries are simple entreaties, some portray intriguing vignettes, and others outline lists of guiding principles; all are illuminating, instructive, and insightful.
A telling to-do list for the aspiring professional, The Way to the Top belongs on every business bookshelf.
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This book is a collection of amazing business stories and advice. I love this book and have bought several copies over the years for friends.
A word of warning - the pithy little summaries on each story were clearly written by somebody else than the business leader who submitted the story. Get a sharpie and cover them them up. They are inaccurate and don't reflect the depth many of the stories possess.
For intance one particular person states in this book that he was made to clean something and got rewarded by his own father with little money as to prove him that there wasn't much value in something that anyone can do.Well this advice is rubbish simply because if you do something eveyone can do you still put your price, what he's cleaning could have been dangerous because of dangerous gases, dust etc so this advice is just stupid. Anyone can do it?Don't think so.
Many other advices, however, do prove to be useful, after thinking twice about them.
Other advices are just obvious when you are in business.
NOTHINGS PASS THE BUCK. MR. TRUMP, YOU HAVE MY RESPECT
FOR YOUR TITANIUM BACKKKBONE. I WISH I HAD ENOUGH PULL TO
GET TO SHAKE YOUR HAND !! KUDOES TO YOUR GREAT PARENTS FOR
THEIR PART IN YOUR LIFE.