Donald Trump's recently released book, The Way To The Top - The
Best Business Advice I Ever Received, features an entry by Thomas
Chen, president and founder of Flushing, N.Y.-based Crystal Window
and Door Systems. The Trump book is a collection of advice on
business success from people within some of America's most thriving
The literary project started in 2003 when Trump invited a variety
of business people to contribute their answer to the question
"what's the best business advice you ever received?"
Contributions were submitted to Trump and 150 of those were selected
for inclusion in the book.
Chen's advice, "remember your roots," is expounded
upon in a 2 ½ page entry. The window manufacturer entrepreneur
attributes the advice on roots to his parents and explains why
this remains important to him. He adds examples of how he continues
to take both business and philanthropic actions to follow his
"I am extremely pleased and greatly honored that my parents'
simple advice would be held in such high esteem by others and
deemed worthy of inclusion in Donald Trump's book along with so
many business leaders," said Chen.