Former and current professional athletes have taken that hard-earned cash and invested it in sports franchises. Take a look at some of the notable athletes who have joined the business side of the sports world.
jeffc: Tony Schwartz, who wrote about Trump in the .."The Art of the Deal" (even though Trump tells people he wrote the book) commented about Trump recently. Here are some of his observations..... Schwartz remarked on Trump’s inability to focus on any topic for more than a few minutes, aside from his self-aggrandizing. It is impossible for him to focus on anything for long periods of time. He said, “that short attention span has left Trump with a stunning level of superficial knowledge and plain ignorance.” “I put lipstick on a pig. I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is. I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.” “More than anyone else I have ever met, Trump has the ability to convince himself that whatever he is saying at any given moment is true, or sort of true, or at least ought to be true.” Trump seems pretty convinced that he wrote the book himself. Schwartz also said, “lying is second nature to him.” Schwartz said he helped create a mythical view of Trump. He’s been presented as a, “charmingly brash entrepreneur with an unfailing knack for business.” In reality he has failed quite a lot. Lawsuits and scandals abound. Schwartz is not troubled by Trump’s ideology because he does not believe he truly has one. He considered Trump’s personality “pathologically impulsive and self-centered.” If Schwartz were writing “The Art of the Deal” today, he said it would be a very different book with a very different title. Asked what he would call it, he answered, “The Sociopath.” Trump thinks there is no difference between good press and bad press as long as he is being talked about. Schwartz originally wrote “A Different Kind of Donald Trump Story.” In it, he portrayed Trump as “a brilliant mogul but as a ham-fisted thug who had unsuccessfully tried to evict rent-controlled and rent-stabilized tenants.” Trump still loved the story because it got people talking. Schwartz recalled many occasions where Trump would wander off topic, become frustrated, and end a meeting. One time in Mar-a-Lago he threw a fit. Schwartz said, “He stood up and announced that he couldn’t stand any more questions.” Tony Schwartz said that writing this book has left him with a regret he will carry for the rest of his life. To attempt to undo some of his guilt, he will be donating all 2016 proceeds to the National Immigration Law Center, Human Rights Watch, the Center for the Victims of Torture, the National Immigration Forum, and the Tahirih Justice Center. “There’s no righting it. But I like the idea that, the more copies that ‘The Art of the Deal’ sells, the more money I can donate to the people whose rights Trump seeks to abridge