The Business of ‘Getting Even’ by Donald J. Trump
As a child your parents and teachers told you not to fight and to try to get along with people. They meant well, trying to protect you from the harsh realities of the world, but in the world of grown-ups, things are different. Many bullies out there try to push you around. They can get very nasty. When a bully comes after you, do not fold and play nice. Do not lie down and take it, “Get even!” [his quotes] This is not your typical advice, but it is real-life advice. If you do not get even you are just a schmuck! Most business writers won’t be so blunt and honest with you about getting even. ["Gorgeous hair is the best revenge." -Ivana Trump] They know it’s the truth, but won’t tell you because they want people the think of them as a “nice person.” I don’t like to mince words. [Clearly.] When you’re wronged and you do nothing about it, you aren’t “nice” you’re a schmuck. ["If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also."-Jesus Christ, schmuck?]
That’s why I say when you are wronged, go after those people, because it is a good feeling, and because other people will see you doing it. I love it. Because I get screwed all the time, so I go after people. You know what, people don’t want to mess with me as much as others. They know if they do they are really in for a big fight. Get even.
Donald Trump; Bill Zanker. Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life.
New York, NY: Collins, 2007, p. 197-98.
“Use Donald’s attitude to inspire you to break through the limits you’ve set for yourself.”
—from the Introduction by Bill Zanker
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