Last month before boarding my long return flight from Seattle to Chennai, I checked out Borders store for some reading material to keep me occupied. I picked this book – Think Big and Kick Ass by Donald Trump. I have heard about the US TV Reality Show – Apprentice but I didn’t know anything about Trump. So I had no expectations and didn’t buy the book for Donald Trump’s name. I wanted an interesting lite reading book and found this to fit the bill. I finished a portion of it in the flight, but managed to complete the entire book in my vacation last week in Kodaikanal.
I don’t like Copy-Pasting from other sources into my blog, but this time I am making an exception. The below snippet from a comment in Amazon for the book captured exactly what I wanted to write, so even if I had written myself it would appear to be a copy – "…Trump is an egotistical, self-serving man, no doubt. But let’s be totally objective, as I was that day: good advice is good advice. And, most writers do not have the courage to dispense such advice in such raw terms as Trump does. This book holds nothing back. Trump lays it all out on the table with blatant opinions, ideas and thoughts about those who’ve crossed him, helped him, etc. He tells you how you need to be (not just what you need to do – read that again!) to be successful. However – and this is the most important point of my review – there’s truth to so much of what he says. It’s helpful. You’ll look at yourself differently. You’ll gain insight, and you’ll learn things about yourself that you did not previously know. You might even be vaulted to a new level based on what you read; I don’t know – that depends on you, the reader, and your potential application of what Trump discusses. I’m not a huge fan of Trump, the man, but I cannot argue with his success. Forget those who claim he was born into money; that may be true, but he continues to make headlines with regularity…"