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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (311 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ivanka Trump Narrator: Samantha Mathis Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9780743583343
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From the daughter of business mogul Donald Trump and a rising star in the Trump organization, this New York Times bestseller is a business book for young women on how to achieve success in any field, based upon what Ivanka Trump has learned from her father and from her own experiences.

Inspiration. Success. Confidence. Passion. No one is born with these qualities, but they are the key ingredients for reaching goals, building careers, or taking a blueprint and turning it into a breathtaking skyscraper. In The Trump Card, Ivanka Trump recounts the compelling story of her upbringing as the ultimate Apprentice, the daughter of Donald and Ivana Trump, and shares the life lessons and hard-won insights that have made her a rising star in the business world.

Whether it’s landing that first job, navigating the workplace, or making a lasting impact, Ivanka’s valuable, practical advice for young women shows how to:

-Use uncertainty to your advantage—thrive in any environment
-Step up and get noticed at work—focus and efficiency will open doors
-Create a strong and consistent identity—your name and reputation are your best assets
-Know what you want—get the most out of any negotiation.

Ivanka also taps into the wisdom of today’s leaders, including Arianna Huffington, Russell Simmons, and Cathie Black, with “Bulletins” from her BlackBerry. “We’ve all been dealt a winning hand,” she writes, “and it is up to each of us to play it right and smart.” Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Trump Card is appealing, grounded, smart, and has a sense of humor. Ivanka Trump proves that believing in yourself and working hard never go out of style.

    Anna Wintour, Vogue 

  • The Trump Card is appealing, grounded, smart, and has a sense of humor. Ivanka Trump proves that believing in yourself and working hard never go out of style. ANNA WINTOUR, Vogue
  • “A focus of her message is that young women can achieve success in any field. Narrator Mathis is hip and entertaining, and sounds similar to Ivanka herself, making this an easy listen.” 

    AudioFile

  • “Trump has managed to avoid many of the pitfalls that routinely plague children of the rich and famous to become a focused, successful woman in her own right-a model, entrepreneur and vice president of the Trump Organization…Throughout this self-help memoir, Trump has sprinkled succinct, practical quotes from famous associates like Arianna Huffington and Tory Burch, bringing further weight to this young career woman's accomplished work.” 

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison Zamora | 2/12/2014

    " Look, we're not Ivanka Trump and I'm not entirely sure each one of us has a "trump card" like she presupposes. Nevertheless she's a powerhouse and if I could be anyone I would be her. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sabrina | 1/20/2014

    " She compliments her parents ad nauseam and dishes no real dirt about being a Trump. She also emphasizes that her success is imputable to her hard work rather than hereditary advantage. Honestly, the degree of blissful self-unawareness and privilege emanating from this book? Unbearable. That said, it is a light, easy read that one can easily power through. Moreover, it is quite entertaining? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally Berrow | 1/15/2014

    " I confess that I have a little bit of a girl-crush on Ivanka Trump. I am a firm fan of the American version of The Apprentice and over the course of the few series I have watched, I have always been impressed by Ivanka's acute business acumen and obvious talent coupled with her ability to look so effortlessly glamorous, charismatic and compelling all the time -- effectively she is everything I aspire to be in business. On the other hand she is undeniably privileged and lucky enough to be born into an extremely wealthy, well-placed family, so of course she's going to have had a massive leg up somewhere... Ivanka spends much of the book effectively apologising for being born wealthy and stressing how hard she has worked in order to obtain what she has achieved and why she is qualified to give advice, and often this felt unnecessary. If anything it kept drawing my attention to the fact that she works for her father, has been exposed to all his ridiculously influential and wealthy contacts from a young age and has a famous name to band about to get what she wants. As I said before, I have great admiration for Ivanka. If I wasn't interested it what she had to say, I wouldn't have bothered reading this book. More often than not though Ivanka knuckles down to offering some serious and extremely useful business advice for young women looking to forge their early career path in a desirable direction, such as myself. The chapters that dealt specifically with the business environment, such as interviewing tips, the art of negotiation and keeping your options open when scouting about for your first job definitely rang true with me as a fairly recent graduate currently making her way through the precarious male-dominated world of finance! I also feel like I've definitely taken on some of her advice in terms of the way I present myself at work and how to be assertive without being aggressive in order to get the most out of my job. Since I've read this book I've noticed a real change in my attitude to change at my job as well. Generally a lot of really great stuff has come out of me reading this book. Other parts however really rubbed me up the wrong way, most notably her advice to go to the office for a couple of hours on a Sunday. Whilst I see the benefits of doing a little bit of prep work for the week ahead at the weekend, I'm sure it must be very easy for Ivanka to do this given that she lives within the very building that she works in and doesn't have to do a one and a half hour commute into the city like myself!! I also disagreed with her views on non-conservative dress within the workplace. Whilst I agree that you should dress professionally at work and make an effort with your appearance, I also believe that there is room for a bit of creativity. My superiors truly do not care that I dye my hair a bit of a too-bright red and wear the odd weird necklace; if anything, coupled with the fact I'm good at my job, it helps me stick out from the crowd and I'm always the one that people remember within my immediate team. There were a couple of nice family anecdotes in here as well that I could really relate to. Ivanka seems to have a similar relationship with her father as I do with mine, and given that Donald Trump is one of my father's business heroes, the parallels left me feeling warm and fuzzy inside (it was in fact my dad who bought this book for me, and he even asked Ivanka to sign it!). Overall I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't perfect and did whiff a bit of privilege, but Ivanka makes some good points and her words have definitely had an effect on the business side of my life. She's still one of my business heroes and I love her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/7/2014

    " I read this more out of sheer curiosity than anything else. I am torn about how I feel about it, now that I'm finished with it. I really want to like Ivanka as she is out working and doing her own thing in addition to working with daddy. I love her jewelry collection - if only I could afford it. I appreciate that she is doing something with her life, unlike Paris Hilton. Throughout the book, she talks about all that she has been given and how lucky she is to be born into her family. However, thinking that she is adding immense value to the Trump organization and being placed as a VP of Real Estate Acquisition and Development at age 25 is just too much. She truly believes she is adding value and deserves to have the position. While I'm sure she is on some level, I can't imagine being a 40 something reporting to her. I like her and the book was an easy, enjoyable read, but there's something that makes it just too over the top for someone who just turned 28. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 12/21/2013

    " Really 3.5 stars. I picked this up because I'm acquainted with the author. It is part auto-biography and part business advice directed to the 20-something with aspirations. As a memoir, the book didn't really work for me. I think that's because the author at (then) age 27 had yet to acquire the kinds of life experiences that warrant sharing them in a book. But I thought the business tips were really solid and, although I did not agree with all of them, could be beneficial to many people. On this basis, I recommend the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 12/9/2013

    " Very well written, Ivanka Trump takes us into her path to success. A lot of tips on how to succeed in business, especially when you're a woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 12/6/2013

    " Awesome tips on how young women can succeed in business. Looking forward to her next book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 susan | 11/20/2013

    " synergy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haziq | 11/11/2013

    " It's fun to read, she's very smart, have sense of humour, very intresting life story, great information about job interview. That's so far i can think of because i'm still reading it. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Veganbonnie | 7/2/2013

    " What an awful writer and a not very bright business woman either! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lima | 3/12/2013

    " This book gave great tips to help any young business woman's career. It helped me stay motivated, decide what I want, and figure out my own "trump card". Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 AeHee | 11/22/2012

    " Quick read, some good tips about business. Learned more about Donald and gained a bit more respect for him and his business acumen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jana | 10/18/2011

    " Great timing in my life to read this book and because of that I enjoyed it. I was happy that she acknowledged the benefits of her parents' success in driving her desire to succeed in her own right. It's great to see a young wealthy person with grace and dignity! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 5/31/2011

    " Good read. I like Ivanka's perspective and even with her father's name, she is successful in her own right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy Downing | 5/19/2011

    " As much of a memoir as a book on how to be successful. Not a lot of new info for most adults, but glad to have her as a role model for the younger generation! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cortney | 4/28/2011

    " Loved it. Great advice from a successful person. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colleen | 4/12/2011

    " Ivanka spent too much time in the book trying to justify her herself. We know that you worked and studied hard to reach success! I wish she would have focused more on her business experience, professional advice, and business tips - these were great! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Veganbonnie | 11/14/2010

    " What an awful writer and a not very bright business woman either! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 11/11/2010

    " Although I don't agree with some things she writes about, I think it's a very interesting book. (As long as you are interested in business.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 10/31/2010

    " I found the book to be superficial. She doesn't really share any in-depth background or knowledge. Most of her advice is stuff that's already out there. Other than that, I do like Ivanka and I believe what she did write about herself is genuine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 AeHee | 8/2/2010

    " Quick read, some good tips about business. Learned more about Donald and gained a bit more respect for him and his business acumen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lima | 7/18/2010

    " This book gave great tips to help any young business woman's career. It helped me stay motivated, decide what I want, and figure out my own "trump card". Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 7/5/2010

    " She is an extraordinary person and an excellent role model for the next generation of business women and men alike. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jana | 6/7/2010

    " Great timing in my life to read this book and because of that I enjoyed it. I was happy that she acknowledged the benefits of her parents' success in driving her desire to succeed in her own right. It's great to see a young wealthy person with grace and dignity! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniella | 5/11/2010

    " Not a bad read. I find her impressive, but the book was not as much of a business book like Donals's as I expected. Some interesting things. "

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About the Author
IVANKA TRUMP recently moved to Washington D.C., to advocate for the education and economic empowerment of women and girls, following her father’s inauguration as the forty-fifth president of the United States. She wrote this book before the election, when she was the executive vice president of development and acquisitions at the Trump Organization, cofounder of Trump Hotels, and CEO and founder of the Ivanka Trump Collection and IvankaTrump.com. She is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is the bestselling author of The Trump Card. Ivanka has been included on Fortune magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list and was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She and her husband have three young children.