Skip to comments.Trump:From Art of The Deal to Art of the Campaign
Posted on 01/01/2016 11:17:33 AM PST by poconopundit
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My hubby has ‘unsubscribed’ from CRuz’ emails so many times, it’s not funny. It just seems to send more!
Could you please post the Trump email you’ve received? I’m curious what the “RNC list” email from Trump looks like.
Nice post. Thank you.
LOL...nothing like poking a nest of snakes. The response was predictable. Ha!
NYE SHOCK: Voters and Media annoyed by Cruz’s constant email spam for cash:
I voted for Sarah Palin. McCain just happened to be on the same ticket.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
Thanks! Appreciate all the good comments here. The beautiful thing is with Free Republic you get feedback right away from a post — and from intelligent readers. It’s motiviating.
And yes, you are correct. I spent a while figuring out how to format the piece in HTML. That’s another beauty of FR. You get the ability make a post look the way you want it.
Of course, by looking at the source code, anybody can take the framework I made and use it for their own story — just substitute text and pictures. Basically this is just one big HTML table.
Would love to see somebody in the Trump campaign link to the story. Not sure how to make that happen.
I think you’re the first on the web to compare The Art of the Deal to the Trump 2016 candidacy.
And it’s eye opening.
I was wondering why it hasn’t been done before. Maybe because Team Trump didn’t want anyone to give away its game plan, and they’ve been taking down any of those stories.
But then that would be futile. Based on what you wrote, it’s plain as day exactly what Team Trump is doing. Any enterprising and curious mind would eventually discover it.
I don’t think Trump has to worry about any of his competitors figuring out his game plan or using it against him if they study your post or anything else like it.
That’s because Trump has the advantage in using Art of the Deal tactics in 2016: no one else can use them as well as he does. He already has decades worth of experience using them. And he has already cornered the market on many of them in 2016, such as Think Big, Contain the Costs, and Having Fun.
So thanks again for sharing it with us, FR, and the Web.
I hope Trump’s people see it. I’m sure they already have. Some here have already mentioned or hinted they’ve shared it with their networks.
Also, congrats on your new market-analyst business!
Hearing what you say about "giving away the game plan" makes me think: that's probably a Trump strategy too!
Imagine the brutally competitive New York real estate market of the late 80s, when out comes this book written by Trump, one of the most successful of all New York developers. And in that book Trump reveals the details and principles behind his business.
How could a Trump competitor not buy his book!
But why did Trump give away his trade secrets like that?
The answer, I think, is that Trump planned to compete on a higher plane. The Art of the Deal would create terrific name recognition and a halo of success that would attract new business like bees to honey.
And Deliver the Goods he did. A book doesn't become one of the best-selling business books of all time unless the quality is there — and readers feel they got good value.
And then there's the Trump Card that is not mentioned in the book:
Trump knew if The Art of the Deal took off, it would bring opportunity from places he could never imagine.
Perhaps the biggest opportunity of all came from a certain reader named Mark Burnett, the creator and producer of The Apprentice. Here's what Burnett wrote in the foreword of another Trump book, The Midas Touch.
I especially appreciated that it was written for someone like me — someone who had never been to business school.
I was in total awe of this real estate mogul, Donald Trump, and never believed I would set eyes on the man himself, let alone meet him.
I certainly never imagined that I would be in business with him."
Competitors could buy and read the book, but it wouldn’t help much. As the earlier poster said, Trump has been doing this for years. Even with knowledge in their heads, competitors would have to get up to speed and it would take time. With Trump, I think a great deal (no pun) of it is instinct.
Omg. Thanks for sharing that. Mark Burnett, whatever you want to say about his often more scripted than natural “reality shows,” I’ve been glued to several of them for years and they are ubiquitous. They shared a lot of human nature, both good and bad, and they are compelling to watch. My favorites have been Shark Tank and Celebrity Apprentice but there are so many. Amazing that he read the Art of the Deal and it took him from selling to T-shirts on the beach to where he is today.
Do not underestimate Donald Trump. He is powerful and he is good (even if he doesn’t agree with you on all the issues).
In the technology journal I publish, I often interview consultants who are paid a high price for their advice — and they give away lots of valuable advice in the interview.
Now maybe a few enterprising people will follow that advice directly. But a surprising number people — if they have a need for that expertise — will actually hire the consultant because of the extra value of instinct.
So yes, it all does boil down to instinct. The expert is valuable because his many experiences have allowed him to gained instinct. . . or wisdom perhaps.
But curiously, Shakespeare could never explain how Shakespeare writes his magic.
Ignore the one-hit Trump trolls :)
They add nothing and take NOTHING away from Trump....only help him.
Thank you so much for posting this.
When I was first out of college and hired in sales, I read Trump’s Art of the Deal.
I learned so much from this book - so encouraging and inspiring.
I was number one and two, in the country, for several years. Not saying that it was all a credit to Trump, but his advice certainly stuck with me, throughout the years. I have recommended this book to many others, over time.
Hi Jane! That other FReeper and I have been exchanging some replies across various threads during the last week, and surprisingly it hasn’t been too personal. But it’s still early in the primaries, so we’ll see how it goes. :)
Happy New Year, Jane!
| Great to hear how The Art of the Deal inspired your success in sales!
It's fascinating how great books can become silent mentors.
Back when I was learning copywriting skills, I read the 1984 book Direct Mail Copy That Sells! by Herschell Gordon Lewis. And many of the principles in that book still guide my writing career today.
Now if top sales people around the country are connecting with Trump, well, that alone could create a nice bump for Trump!
Happy New Year to you, as well!
See you on the Trump threads :)
Media likes to quote a list of Top 10 Most Memorably Quotes of 2015 by some guy (Shapiro?). I had heard maybe just one of them. It did not have “Je Suis Paris” nor Trump’s quote. How could anybody miss Trump’s “Let’s make America great again” unless it was deliberate?
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