Yes, Donald Trump is Your President. Now What Are You Going to Do?

As I write, we are about 50 days into the Trump Presidency. It is enough time for most Democrats get to Kübler-Ross’s five stages of grief. I watched liberal friends on Facebook move from denial (“He is not MY president”) to anger  (Protests) to bargaining and depression. Soon they will get to the acceptance stage. Acceptance is just around the corner.

Whether you are a liberal, a recovered #NeverTrump-er, a conservative who is cautiously optimistic, or you rode the Trump Train from the first station, allow me to make a suggestion. Read what Trump said. He has spelled out how he thinks many times.  He is the author of dozens of books. Whether he wrote them or dictated them to someone is immaterial. Read his past thinking if you want to anticipate what he will likely do in the future.

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Books by Donald Trump

Trump: The Art of the Deal

Trump: How to Get Rich

Trump: Surviving at the Top

Trump 101: The Way to Success

Trump: Never Give Up

Crippled America

Trump: Think Like a Billionaire

We Want You to be Rich: Two men, one Message

Think Big

The Way to the Top: The Best Business Advice I Ever Received

Trump University Wealth Building 101: Your First 90 Days on the Path to Prosperity

The America We Deserve

Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich—And Why Most Don’t

Time to Get Tough: How to Make America Great Again

Think Like a Champion

How to Get Rich: The Secret of Business Success From the Star of the Apprentice

The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received

Why We Want You to be Rich

Real Estate Investing: Master Secrets to Getting Rich

Trump University Marketing 101: How to use the most powerful ideas in marketing to get more customers and keep them

Career Success: Playing to win the Donald Trump Way

Great Again: How to fix our crippled America

Building a Fortune in Business: Entrepreneurial Success

How to Build a Fortune: Your Plan for Success from the World’s Most Famous Businessman

I have personally read about 10 of his books and I have found them very useful for the purposes I described. Yes, you should expect to hear about his conquests in every book, and if you read more than one, you might find this a bit repetitive but read at least one. You will gain a great deal of insight into the man in the process. Happy reading.




Dr. Darin Gerdes is an Associate Professor of management in the School of Business at Charleston Southern University. All ideas expressed on are his own.




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