Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thinking about Life

I've been reading Think Like a Billionaire by Donald Trump lately and I've learned a few things. First of all, billionaires work hard, but their work is not all that different from any other typical managerial/foreman position. Meetings, phone calls, decision making, reading letters, talking to people and family... it's kind of amazing how much they're making to do something many of us do every day for so much less. Second, billionaires can be quite full of themselves and they make a lot of money by promoting themselves and their business every chance that they get. I can't help but wonder how much money and extra advertising Trump is getting through talking non-stop about how great all his buildings, restaurants, and employees are. The entire book is basically a massive advertisement for everything Trump. That's pretty cool. He just got a LOT of people to actually pay for something that is meant to sell more to the purchasers. And every time someone talks about his book, they're promoting both his book and his stuff. I love it! That's fantastic and amazing business thinking. Maybe I should write a book about Mytutorlist.com :P

What did get me thinking, though, was Trumps view that billionaires don't take vacations. Trump thinks that if you don't love your job so much that you never want to take a vacation from it, then you're in the wrong position. What do you think of that?

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