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The Art of the Deal

The Art of the Deal

by Donald Trump


– Some of the best deals are the ones you do not make.

– Always listen to your gut feeling and not just what looks good on paper.

– You need to be able to act promptly.

– He has his food ordered in and sent to his office because going out to eat is a waste of time in his opinion.

– He does not like parties but will go if he needs to for business purposes.

– Aim high and keep pushing, pushing, pushing to get what you are aiming for.

– A lot of dealmaking is not about intelligence but about instincts.

– Think big. If you have to think anyways, you might as well think big. Most people think small.

– Don’t take too seriously your critics.

– Leverage is having something the other guy needs or wants – always deal with leverage.

– Deliver the goods. You can create excitement and get away with things for a while, but eventually people will figure it out and you cannot con them forever… You must deliver the goods.

– Contain the cost – spend what you have to but don’t spend what you don’t have to.

– When all of his friends in college were reading comics, he was reading books on politics and other important issues.

– Anything cleaned up and maintained is worth more money – if you wax and polish your car, you could probably get $400 more out of it; and the same goes with real estate and everything else.

– It does not stay up at night worrying about many things, it is mainly an optimist.

– Be direct, simple and enthusiastic.

– A good-looking presentation goes a long way.

– Quality attracts more quality.

– Credibility is crucial.

– Hire the best people and give them a salary they deserve and you will have a topclass organization.

– There are times when you must be aggressive and other times we must be willing to just lay back and be calm.

– Great management pays off.

– A good view is worth a small fortune.

– In any partnership, you are only as strong as your weakest link.

– Leadership is the key to getting the job done.

– You are not measured by how much you undertake, but how much you accomplish.

– Learn to overcome obstacles and motivate others to do their work.

Jeffrey Bush

Jeff Bush became the General Director of Vision Baptist Mission in May 2012. Prior to this assignment the Bush family faithfully served the Lord for 8 years in Argentina, South America. During their time in Argentina, God blessed their efforts resulting in five churches, a radio ministry, and a Bible college to train those called to the ministry.

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