Donald Trump the entrepreneur and business speaker, started his business career in an office he shared with his father in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York. He worked with his father for five years, where they were busy making deals together. Mr. Trump has been quoted as saying, “My father was my mentor, and I learned a tremendous amount about every aspect of the construction industry from him.” Likewise, Fred C. Trump often stated that “some of my best deals were made by my son, Donald...everything he touches seems to turn to gold.” Mr. Trump then entered the very different world of Manhattan real estate.
In New York City, the Trump signature is synonymous with the most prestigious of addresses. Among them are the world-renowned Fifth Avenue skyscraper, Trump Tower, and the luxury residential buildings, Trump Parc, Trump Palace, Trump Plaza, 610 Park Avenue, The Trump World Tower (the tallest building on the East Side of Manhattan), and Trump Park Avenue. Mr. Trump was also responsible for the designation and construction of the Jacob Javits Convention Center on land controlled by him, known as the West 34th Street Railroad Yards, and the total exterior restoration of the Grand Central Terminal as part of his conversion of the Commodore Hotel into the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Over the years,
Donald Trump's roller coaster business career has been well-chronicled by the press which covers his every move. His talk gives audiences a glimpse into the heart and mind of this unique entrepreneur. Trump speaks his mind on the near-impossible challenges he faced and outlines what really went on behind the scenes during those difficult years. He also talks about what it took to rebound from financial disaster to reclaim his position as one of the preeminent deal-makers of our time. His speech outlines the guiding principles he's relied on to achieve business success.
Donald Trump is a big, bold thinker who’s known his share of success and failure. He’s been down – but never out. His astonishing comeback in the ‘90s amazed the business world. His name is synonymous with some of the most spectacular real estate in the world. Trump remains a larger-than-life figure in American business.
Rules of Engagement: Trump has become a business icon by applying his personal rules for business success. The consummate dealmaker, Trump shares his advice for winning in today’s hyper-competitive business environment. He offers insights into the psychology of business dealings and practical steps for making any business decision.
Media Attention: From his hit TV show, The Apprentice, to his magazines, his books, his endorsements, his business – Trump commands attention from the media. He’s a business showman and remains one of the most watched and most quoted entrepreneurs in business.
He is the author four best sellers: Trump: The Art of the Deal, Trump: Surviving at the Top, Trump: The Art of the Comeback and Trump: How to Get Rich, and Trump: The Way to the Top. His most recent book is Trump Strategies for Real Estate: Billionaire Lessons for the Small Investor. Trump’s magazine Trump World covers “the good life” topics, including real estate, travel, food, wine, entertainment and select business topics.
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