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Trump, Distilled

Love the Donald but can't spare time for The Apprentice? Then the official Apprentice talking Trump doll is for you! A full 12 inches tall, in a classic navy suit and trademark red tie, this $24.99 mini-Trump offers 17 memorable magnate witticisms — which is all anyone really needs.

  • "Have an ego. There's nothing wrong with an ego."
  • "Never give up under any circumstances. Never give up."
  • "I have no choice but to tell you, you're fired."
  • "I've made some mistakes in my time, but you really screwed up. When confronted with your mistakes you made one excuse after another. I hate excuses. You're fired."
  • "Ideas are welcome, but make sure you have the right one."
  • "Remember, the buck starts here."
  • "In my businesses, you've got to be tough. You've underperformed and let people walk all over you. As a result I have to tell you, you're fired."
  • "Do you really think you're a good leader? I don't."
  • "Try to avoid shaking hands whenever possible."
  • "Brand yourself and toot your own horn."
  • "I should fire myself just for having you around."

A version of this article appeared in the March 2005 issue of Fast Company magazine.