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Mob Rules : What the Mafia Can Teach the Legitimate Businessman

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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. Louis Ferrante is a former Mafia associate and heist expert who served eight and a half years in prison after refusing to incriminate members of the Gambino family.

He now lectures around the country to at-risk teens and other groups, and hosts an American TV series called Inside the Gangsters' Code.

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Product Details
Penguin Books Ltd
0241972604 / 9780241972601
United Kingdom
272 pages
20 cm
Professional & Vocational/Tertiary Education (US: College) Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2011.