He built a real estate empire and wrote 12 books -- but, there is something he hasn't done.
Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! recently, Trump admitted he wanted to give authoring a kids' book a try, but hadn't yet. Fortunately, host Jimmy Kimmel revealed he ghostwrote one for the presidential hopeful.
Authored and illustrated in the style of a Dr. Seuss book, Winners Aren't Losers tells the story of an inspiring Trump trying to direct children and animals to be winners instead of—you guessed it—losers.
"Winners aren't losers. They're winners—like me! A loser's a loser. Which one will you be?" Kimmel read from the book. "Winners do deals and winners get rich, while sad little losers just sit there and bitch."
While he didn’t come out on top in the Iowa Caucus, Donald Trump surely has proven he knows how to make the biggest bang for the buck. While he isn’t even in the top ten of the best funded candidates (of both parties) ... He still achieved a second place showing in the Republican candidates in Iowa.
The Republican winner was Ted Cruz, who is the second best funded in the GOP camp.
In contrast, while Jeb Bush is the best funded Republican candidate (second overall after Democrat Hillary Clinton), he only managed a sixth place finish against the Republicans in the Iowa caucus.
While Cruz has a comfortable lead over Trump in the caucus in the Republican camp, Democratic hopeful Clinton has the most money of all candidates, democratic and overall. She virtually tied with second best funded Democrat Bernie Sanders in the caucus, who’s only in fifth place of the best funded overall.
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There is always something working in the Markets. It still surprises me how often it changes.
A look at the recent winners and losers (based on year-end performance) shows the volatility and varied nature of this list.
Who would have guessed the big winners this year would be the French and German markets, along with the U.S. Dollar.
The chart below shows the top-and-bottom performing markets for the year. The data is color coded based on sector. The first column shows 2015 performance, followed by six columns of the most recent prior yearly market performances.
This was an interesting week. It started with a quick trip to Washington, DC to visit my older son and his fiancé. For dinner, I thought they were taking me to the "Tipped Cow" (which sounded good). Instead, we went to a Laotian restaurant (called "Thip Khao") which serves lots of vegetables and mixes their colors.
In addition, I had hand surgery. While not pleasant, it should result in my ability to hold things - and to use my hand again (which I consider favorable).
Finally, I went to Auburn, Alabama for my younger son's college graduation. I am very proud of him. His grades got continually better, the longer he was there ... and he's been there a long time.
Graduation marks the end of one level in the beginning of a new level. In this case, there is a ceremony with caps and gowns, a procession, and everyone knows what it means.
In business, graduations take many forms. It could be a promotion, a product release, or the launch of a fund.
In any case, the strategies and skills that got you to this point only represent the strategies and skills they got you to this point. It often takes a different set of strategies or skills to excel at what comes next.
In that vein, We just finished our annual planning session for 2016.
Ultimately, you can see this dynamic one of two ways: either the number of young people living at home is a bullish force for the housing market going forward, or this is indicative of a lost generation that has suffered the ill-effects of a deep recession, massive student loan debts, and a general proclivity for incompetence.
The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. But, it is so easy for my generation to hate on Millennials.