What the Mafia Can Teach the Legitimate BusinessmenBook - 2011
THE AVERAGE MAFIA DON KNOWS MORE ABOUT EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP THAN ANY FORTUNE 500 CEO
The Mob is notorious for its cruel and immoral practices, but its most successful members have always been extremely smart business men. Now, former mobster Louis Ferrante reveals its suprisingly effective management techniques and explains how to apply them - legally - to any legitimate business.
As an associate of the Gambino family, Ferrante relied on his instincts to pull of some of the biggest heists in U.S. history. By the age of twenty-one, he had netted millions of dollars for his employers. His natural talent for management led Mafia bosses to rely on him,
After being arrested and serving an eight-and-a-half-year sentence, Ferrano went straight. He realised that the Mob's most valuable business lessons would allow him to survive and thrive in the real world. Now he offers eighty-eight time-tested Mafia strategies, including-Go get your own coffee!- Respecting the chain of command without being a sucker The walls have ears- Never bad mouth the boss Is this phone tapped? Watch what you say every day Bury the hatchet - but not in someone's head Don't split yourself is half- The wrong decision is better than none at all Don't build Yankee stadium, just supply the concrete- Spotting new rackets Leave the gun, take the cannolis... and beware of hubris
Ferrante brings real life-experiences to the book, offering fascinating advise that really works and sharing behind-the-scenes episodes almost as outrageous as those occuring on Wall Street every day.
LOUIS FERRANTE is a former Mafia associate and heist expert who serve eight and a half years in prison after refusing to incrimate members of the Gamino family. After his release, he wrote a memoir of life in the Mafia that won enthusiastic reviews. Ferrnate now lectures around the to at-risk teens and other groups.