The Way to the Top

The Way to the Top

The Best Business Advice I Ever Received

Book - 2004
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Random House, Inc.
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.

Because you can’t know it all. No matter how smart you are, no matter how comprehensive your education, no matter how wide-ranging your business experience, there’s simply no way to acquire all the wisdom you need to make your business flourish. You need to learn from those who have blazed a trail before you.

Donald Trump has asked many of the brightest, most successful businesspeople he knows—and some he doesn't know—to answer this question: What's the best business advice you ever received? The result is a compelling resource of wisdom and wit that reveals how some of the most accomplished people conduct their personal and business affairs, giving an inside look into the secrets of corporate success. But the advice doesn’t only come from the upper echelons of the Fortune 500. Thoughts poured in from executives at thriving companies large and small, ranging from well-known icons such as Staples, American Airlines, Lillian Vernon, and Boeing to family-run operations like Orleans Homebuilders and Carlson Companies.

The Way to the Top brings together the core ideas that have guided more than 150 of today’s top businesspeople, offering a range of inspiring and practical advice on making good decisions, conducting yourself appropriately, developing your career, communicating with others, leading a team effectively, and much more. Some of the entries are simple entreaties, some portray intriguing vignettes, and others outline lists of guiding principles; all are illuminating, instructive, and insightful.

A telling to-do list for the aspiring professional, The Way to the Top belongs on every business bookshelf.

Baker & Taylor
Donald Trump asks successful businesspeople to reveal the best business advice they have ever received, resulting in inspiring and practical business tips.

& Taylor

One of the world's most successful tycoons compiles a selection of witty and practical advice, vignettes, principles, insights, and guidelines on business from a number of successful businesspeople and executives with such diverse firms as Staples, Lillian Vernon, Boeing, and Time Warner. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Crown Business, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400050161
Characteristics: 253 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Trump, Donald 1946-


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Jan 07, 2016

A poor book. As it says, there are many contributors, but so many that I doubt Trump was actually told the advice or even read them. Most are a single phrase and obvious. For some, that phrase is the only thing on a page. Many are less than a single page - phrase and all. Some are several pages long and include a short war story. Let's put it this way, if you haven't learned this advice from your parents and teachers when you were growing up then its probably too late. But the best advice is in on other people's work. I expected something rather more intellectual.


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