Mob Rules: What the Mafia Can Teach the Legitimate Businessman

 
9780241972601: Mob Rules: What the Mafia Can Teach the Legitimate Businessman

The average Mafia don knows more about effective leadership than a trunkful of Fortune 500 CEOs.

For all the mob's well-deserved reputation for violence and immorality, its most successful members have always been remarkably astute businessmen. Former mobster Louis Ferrante reveals their surprisingly effective management techniques and explains how to apply them in any legitimate business.

As an associate of the Gambino Family, Ferrante pulled off some of the biggest heists in U.S. history before the age of twenty-one, netting millions of dollars. His natural talent for management led bosses like John Gotti to rely on him. Now he offers time-tested Mafia wisdom, such as:

* Three can keep a secret (if two are dead): Build trust with your colleagues.

* You don't always need a gun to hit a target: Lead people without force.

* It's never personal: When circumstances demand it, never hesitate to pull the trigger.

Ferrante brings his real-life experience to the book, offering fascinating insights into Mafia behavior and sharing behind-the-scenes episodes almost as outrageous as those occurring on Wall Street every day.

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Review:

It pours out spicy tales of Mob lore to make its management points, an approach most execs couldn't

refuse

(New York Post)

Ferrante shares cogent advice for employees, middle managers, and bosses. A colorful and surprisingly practical business primer (Publishers Weekly)

Useful lessons for entrepreneurs and even middle managers

(Financial Times)

Mob Rules is packed with case studies highlighting the techniques of great practitioners (with) historical insights (The Week)

Ferrante's book is worth the read...colorful tales of mob life. (Forbes)

Louis Ferrante is a wise guy in every possible sense of the word. His wisdom is extraordinary and his writing style immaculate (David Black, screenwriter and producer for Law and Order)

From the Back Cover:

"It's very rare when someone from Lou's world has the heart of a writer. Criminal experiences don't usually lead to great insights. Louis Ferrante is different-his talent for storytelling shines through in Mob Rules."
-Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguy and Casino

"Louis Ferrante is a wise guy in every possible sense of the word. His wisdom is extraordinary and his writing style immaculate."
-David Black, screenwriter and producer for Law & Order

"I knew John Gotti better than anyone, and if he were alive today, Mob Rules would be his favorite book."
-George "Fat George" DiBello, caretaker of John Gotti's South Queens social club during the don's reign

"Finally, Lou brings all of the Mafia's wisdom and business acumen together in Mob Rules and shows readers how they can apply the mob's best practices to their own businesses."
-Rita Gigante, daughter of the late mob boss Vincent "The Chin" Gigante

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