Think Big

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My daughter and I recently stayed at Trump Tower in Las Vegas and, while we were there, I purchased a book entitled "Think Big" which was written by Donald Trump and Bill Zanker who is President/Founder of "The Learning Annex".  Readers not only enjoy over 300 pages which consist of sections written by the two men and placed alternately throughout but also a Bonus Gift Pack that provides $219.97 value for online education at "The Learning Annex".

The book which was published in 2007 and subtitled "Make it Happen in Business and Life" consists of ten chapters and appendix.  Stories describing positive and stressful experiences are written by both men in an open and honest tone which not only teaches but also inspires.  The authors are open about the mistakes that they made and how the consequences affected their lives.

Topic covered include self-assessment, passion, instincts, luck, fear and revenge.  Specific advice was also given regarding pre-nuptial agreements, attitudes and behaviours and the importance of focussing to get results.

Mr. Zanker and Mr. Trump both describe their beginnings and how other individuals influenced them on their journeys to the present day.  But the road was not straight or easy for either of them as they took risks to develop projects for which they felt passion.  There were rises and falls, wins and loses, celebrations and disappointments in both business and personal encounters that are described.  They also talk about the importance of developing momentum.

These authors don't just tell their stories.  They use the lessons they learned as teaching points which are told in an interesting narrative.

I loved this book as it was captivating and thought-provoking.

Dr. Linda Hancock, the author of “Life is An Adventure…every step of the way” and “Open for Business Success” is a Registered Psychologist who has a private practice in Medicine Hat. She can be reached at 403-529-6877 or through email

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