Trump: The Art of the Deal

Trump: The Art of the Deal, by Donald J. Trump Probably the best real estate book we’ve ever read.  Trump walks you through how he negotiated some super complex transactions, how he locked up land using option agreements and how he built his team.  Great book.  Mandatory reading for anyone building their own real estate…

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki is such a simple book but it’s power is in its ability to change your thinking from “employee” to “business owner and investor”.  This isn’t a book about details or “how to”, but it can change your thinking forever. It’s been on best seller lists for almost…

Four Seasons

Four Seasons, by Isadore Sharp is another Canadian biography of a great business builder.   Isadore began as a real estate developer and turned into a world-class hotelier.  Learning how he started from almost nothing, with a couple of small properties in Toronto and turned it into the Four Seasons is amazingly instructive. There are…

Setting the Table

Setting the Table, by Danny Meyer, describes his journey of creating world-class restaurants in Manhattan.  

The business lessons in this book are priceless.  Everything from dealing with real estate, handling people, creating systems and designing effective advertising are very cool.  Highly recommended.

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