VAL 2016 | Affärstidskriften Fortune har titta på hur Donald Trump har agerat som affärsman och vad detta indikerar om han skulle bli president.
En av de fem aspekter man granskade fick rubriken ”He thinks he’s great at everything”. Shawn Tully och Roger Parloff skrev så här:
Unlike most real estate titans, Trump has never stuck to real estate. He has frequently attempted to acquire and operate companies in industries outside his expertise. Several executives who worked for Trump, all of whom declined to speak on the record because they fear his wrath, say they were constantly warned by managers who knew him best that “Donald’s ego is so big, he believes he can run anything.”
His buccaneering style was especially misplaced in gambling, an industry that’s extremely cyclical. While his rival Steve Wynn stuck to gaming and retrenched when he anticipated downturns, Trump never thought Atlantic City would do anything but boom—failing to foresee the threat from the spread of gaming to neighboring states.
The same approach is evident in Trump’s latest quest in politics. He clearly thinks he’s not just the best candidate for the job but also the best at running a major presidential campaign. “I’m the strategist,” he recently bragged to New York magazine, explaining that he has been the architect of his unorthodox campaign and unexpected political success. Once again, though, Trump might not know quite as much as he thinks he does.
Läs mer: ”Donald Trump In His Own Words: Atlantic City to the White House” – hela intervjun med Trump i Fortune.
Tidskriftsomslag: Fortune (europeiska utgåvan) den 1 maj 2016.