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By Tim Peters

Donald Trump and business go hand in hand. The Donald, no doubt, will go down in history as one of the most interesting and controversial business leaders of our time.

Donald Trump’s business exploits and now political aspirations, have made him a very polarizing figure. Specifically, in the world of sales, there is much debate as to whether his brash, take no prisoners approach is the best way to operate in the business world. Is that really the best way to move up the corporate ladder, close more deals and make the most money?

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Let’s dive in and investigate further. Firstly, let’s take a look at Donald Trump’s life history, a pretty good place to start. This is an infographic from Business Insider that summarizes things nicely:


So what do you think? Donald Trump’s business career was certainly built upon an extraordinary upbringing, and help from his family. Is it logical for sales professionals to aspire and attempt to emulate someone who arguably had such a head start in life?