SOWPub Small Business Forums  

Click Here to see the latest posts!

Ask any questions related to business / entrepreneurship / money-making / life
or share your success stories (and educational "failures")...

Sign up for the Hidden Business Ideas Letter Free edition, and receive a free report straight to your inbox: "Idea that works in a pandemic: Ordinary housewife makes $50,000 a month in her spare time, using a simple idea - and her driveway..."

Also, please no insults or personal attacks.
Feel free to link to your web site though at the end of your posts.

Stay up to date! Get email notifications or
get "new thread" feeds here


Go Back   SOWPub Small Business Forums > Main Category > SOWPub Business Forum
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

SOWPub Business Forum Seeds of Wisdom Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old July 29, 2015, 09:33 PM
Dien Rice Dien Rice is online now
Onwards and upwards!
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,398
Default Is Donald Trump's run to be Presidential candidate part of his business strategy?

I read a fascinating article from The Economist magazine...

(As an aside, my father, who was an economist, used to often subscribe to The Economist magazine... So I grew up reading it...)

They argue that Donald Trump is angling to get whoever is the eventual Republican presidential nominee to be in his back pocket...

The thought process is something like this.

If the Republicans don't treat Trump "nicely" - he could run as an independent. If he does that, he'll effectively ruin the chances of a Republican winning the presidency, handing the presidency over to Hillary (or whoever the Democrat nominee is).

So - the Republicans have to "treat him nicely." But what does that mean?

Trump is mostly in the real estate business... apartments, hotels, casinos. When you're at the scale he's at, government is extremely important. You may need government permits to build what you want. You may need an area rezoned. You could negotiate on property taxes you owe. It always helps to have the government on your side, willing to help you do what you want to do...

If a Republican president wins, and they "owe" Trump (for not running against him as an independent, for example)... It could help Trump get favorable government treatment for his businesses in the future...

So - whatever you think of him, from a business point of view... He may not be such a "fool" after all...

Here's the article...

Donald Trump's brazen genius

If you have trouble reading it, go to the Google search then click on the link there...

There's often another angle which is a little bit below the surface...

Best wishes,

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Other recent posts on the forum...

Seeds of Wisdom Publishing (front page) | Seeds of Wisdom Business forum | Seeds of Wisdom Original Business Forum (Archive) | Hidden Unusual Business Ideas Newsletter | Hotsheet Profits | Persuade via Remote Influence | Affia Band | The Entrepreneur's Hotsheet | The SeedZine (Entrepreneurial Ezine)

Get the report on Harvey Brody's Answers to a Question-Oriented-Person

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.