Jan 12 2008
“The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer and the middle class is disappearing,” the fast-talking walking success story shouts out to the audience. “We’re turning into a society of rich and poor. You want to be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem.”
Rick Brown is an unapologetic devotee of Donald Trump-style, take-no-prisoners money-making strategy. This writer sat in on the Donald Trump Way to Wealth seminar at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel.
Most frequently-used talking point of the day: Money’s a game. You know the rules, you win. You don’t, you lose.
Runner up: If you can do what we’re teaching you once, you’ll want to do it twice, four times, twelve, sixteen, thirty-two, sixty-four, and now you’re on your way to wealth.About two hundred people paid $1,500 today to get training from the Trump Institute as a result of the seminar. Clearly, Trump inspires.
UPDATE (By request. Thanks, Michael): As you would expect, the seminar was about getting rich through real estate. Essentially, the Trump Institute provides training for people to buy undervalued properties without really owning them (and thus paying no tax) and reselling with a pre-found investor in a day or two, possibly with the assistance of a realtor.
While the concept is fairly simple (no risk, high reward), the intricacies of pulling it off can be diabolically complex – which, of course, the Trump Institute will be happy to talk these people through, for a tuition fee. It really isn’t a get-rich quick scheme; more sort of a get-rich in five to ten years scheme.
Of course, if anyone else is interested in hearing what Rick has to say, he’s back at the Sheraton Vancouver Guilford Hotel in Surrey on Monday at 1 pm and 7pm. As it turns out, the tickets are just a marketing gimmick – anyone can go in and they don’t even check, so it’s essentially first come, first serve.