Who the hell ghostwrote this?

Donald Trump probably has been “thinking like a champion” since he was born, but it wasn’t until 2009 that he really put that to good use and sold his secrets to success in a book titled Think Like A Champion.

While the book has been nestled in his bibliography with other classics such as The Best Golf Advice I Ever Got and Think Big And Kick Ass In Business And Life, BBC has pointed out a strikingly uncharacteristic passage where he opens a chapter focused on thinking like a champion with an analogy about Steve Reich and minimalist music.

“I remember reading about a composer named Steve Reich who came up with a new idea called phasing, which is like windshield wipers going in and out of synch,” writes Trump, beginning the chapter like a champion, before confusing Reich’s use of analogy for an anecdote about actual windshield wipes.

Like a fox, Trump used his ability to think like a champion to create an anecdote with his mind, which he then credits to Reich.

“Apparently he was caught in a traffic jam one rainy day and the rhythm of the windshield wipers caught his attention and he applied what he heard to his musical compositions,” he invents. “He has had a significant influence on contemporary music, and I think he’s a great example of an innovator.”

After crediting minimalist music technique to this imagined scenario, Trump hammers in on his true point of it: “Sometimes new ideas can come from something as mundane and functional as your windshield wipers. The key is to pay attention and keep your brain and senses open to new stimuli.”

Translation: Think like a champion. Read the excerpt courtesy of Google Books.



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