As a young man, can I learn about being successful in life from reading Donald Trump’s books?

As a young man, can I learn about being successful in life from reading Donald Trump’s books? by Tony Garcia

Answer by Tony Garcia:

Books? The only book of his of which I am aware is The Art of the Deal, which was ghostwritten by Tony Schwartz.

I am not going to tell you whom to admire; that is your choice. I do suggest, however, that you more carefully scrutinize the background and ethics of your heroes.

Ask yourself why it is necessary to embellish, exaggerate or fabricate one’s path to success. Accomplishments made despite one’s humble origins are far more exemplary of one’s skills, determination and leadership than those accomplished through nepotism or the intercedence of family associates.

Why would it be necessary to bully or threaten those with whom one disagrees? If one’s argument isn’t sound, then reasoned discourse should elicit enough humility to allow one to correct fallacious views. To discourage this is to deny any truth in favor of one’s own bombast—however flawed, disingenuous and inane it may be.

There are many successful and wealthy people in this world one may choose to emulate; people who do not need a translator to interpret or restate their misspoken, offensive, inaccurate and vacuous remarks.

Consider one of them.

As a young man, can I learn about being successful in life from reading Donald Trump’s books?

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