Almost everyone has heard about Donald Trump and his massive amount of accrued wealth, but most have no idea how he made it. Some think he’s in real estate, others thinks he owns businesses, but quite frankly, those are just some of the methods of madness he chooses to use. Donald Trump is actually in the art of “Deal-Making” and you’ll learn all about it in this book.
I will talk about what I think the most important concept of the book is. If you don’t want to read this book, I think you should at least read the chapter on this concept. The concept is about using negative thinking to help you negotiation, make deals, and accumulate wealth. I’ve read a lot of books but this is the first one I’ve heard that tells you to think negatively to gain an edge.
Trumps outlook on deals is that if you can handle and accept the worst part of a deal then you can let the good take care of itself. Whenever you go to put a deal together always think of the worst outcome and see if you can accept that before going in. If you can’t accept it, then either don’t waste your time or try harder to ensure you don’t get that result, but what better way to go into a deal knowing that the worst possible outcome is acceptable to you.
At this point you may be thinking, “that’s stupid” the worst part of any deal is that it doesn’t happen, and if that’s what you’re thinking then I am not making my point clear. Everyone has a different idea of what the worst thing they’ll accept out of the deal is and if yours is the deal just won’t happen then you should definitely read this book to help you up your “worst standards”.
The other parts of the book are also packed with good information. You will learn about Donald’s father and how he was in the construction business and Donald’s decision not to follow in his fathers foot steps. You’ll get to spend a week in the office with Donald. You will learn about some of the major deals he made, the difficulties involved with each, and how he made them happen.
In summary, there’s a lot of things you can take away from this book, whether you just want to know who Donald Trump is or apply his principles to your own life, there’s something for everyone. I give this book a 9/10 for its insightfulness.
Source by Thomas Van