Book Review: The Way to the Top by Donald Trump

The Best Business Advice I Ever Received

I’m always looking to improve all aspects of my life. I hope we all are. I was browsing at the local book store and came across a great read: The Way to the Top: The Best Business Advice I Ever Received by Donald Trump

You can say what you want about Donald Trump. Everyone has their opinion of him. He’s extremely successful in many different areas of business and investing. I classify Donald Trump as a Winner when it comes to business. The Donald has a lot of knowledge we can learn by watching him on Apprentice and reading his books, but The Donald doesn’t know it all.

In The Way to the Top, Trump asks CEOs and Presidents of successful businesses to share a bit of wisdom and advice to those looking to improve their business sucesss. They share the same wisdom and advice they used to climb to the top of the business world.

From the Inside Cover

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 boss’s chair at some of America’s most thriving companies.

How can you find the way to the top?

Ask people who are already there.

A lot of the advice and wisdom in The Way to the Top may be common sense and I’ve heard some of the wisdom before. I did enjoy hearing each CEO’s different views and perspectives, and I did learn some new things.

Honesty & Integrity

The two most common pieces of advice: always be honest and always maintain the highest integrity. You want your coworkers and business clients to trust you and believe you are working in their best interest. In order for them to trust you completely, you need to be honest with them and treat everyone with respect. Integrity is to keep you on the same path and deal with everyone equally and fairly – never varying or faltering.

I agree with these CEOs. Honesty and integrity are two crucial elements in building solid business (and personal) relationships. And to make it to the top of the business world, you need to have solid relationships with coworkers, customers, vendors and basically everyone you meet. You may end up doing business with them in the future.

What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received?

Leave a comment and let us know the best business advice you’ve ever received, including who gave you this advice!


4 thoughts on “Book Review: The Way to the Top by Donald Trump”

  1. I am not so sure where I read this but I did pick it up somewhere. Basically success comes to those that never give up. Sure you will ahve failed investments, business and what not but if you keep at it long enough in the end you are bound to win. Hopefully that comes sooner then later so one can enjoy some of the fruits of the labor.

    Just a though

  2. the best advise i ever heard was
    “Wise men don’t need advice; fools don’t take it.”
    said by my boy “Benjamin Franklin”

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