October 17, 2007

News & Opinion: Trump gives away money.

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:04 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Jack just forwarded me this link. An ad ran in Metro New York the other day proclaiming: "Donald Trump Is Giving Away Money." And give away money he certainly did. Trump co-wrote a new book, Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life, with Bill Zanker from the Learning Annex. Yesterday they stood outside the Barnes & Noble on 5th Ave. giving out $100 bill to the first 100 folks in line, $50 to the next 200 and $10 to the next 1,000. While not all $30,000 was given away, many folks walked happily away with extra cash in their pocket. Trump and Zanker's goal was '"to support the idea of the book...[by] giving people a start."' Sorry to disappoint, I don't think $100 bills will be passed out with Jack and Todd's book due out in 2009.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.