Mafia Manager: A Guide to the Corporate Machiavelli

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The world's oldest and best-organized conglomerate now reveals management techniques everyone can use. Unlike other guides to business, The Mafia Manager shuns theoretical verbiage to present the philosophy of leadership that founded and captained "The Silent Empire" through centuries of expansion and success. Some sample pearls of wisdom:

-"Be sure you understand what your boss has ordered before you act on his command. What if you whack the wrong guy, or bomb the wrong joint...Learn the art of asking ...

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Overview

The world's oldest and best-organized conglomerate now reveals management techniques everyone can use. Unlike other guides to business, The Mafia Manager shuns theoretical verbiage to present the philosophy of leadership that founded and captained "The Silent Empire" through centuries of expansion and success. Some sample pearls of wisdom:

-"Be sure you understand what your boss has ordered before you act on his command. What if you whack the wrong guy, or bomb the wrong joint...Learn the art of asking questions."

-"Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer."

-"Don't become involved in any office political battle without first asking yourself, 'What's in it for me?' and then 'What's in it for them?'"

-"If you must lie, be brief."

Unlike other management guides, The Mafia Manager shuns theoretical verbiage to present the pragmatism and guiding philosophy of the leadership that founded and captained "The Silent Empire" through its centuries of expansion and success. These plans of action are presented for what they really are--the reflection of a penetrating understanding of the dynamics of human nature.

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"Whoever V. is, he offers the sort of advice it is dangerous to refuse." —Playboy

"A grimly brutally humorous book at the business world. Consider it a merger, or hostile takeover, so to speak, of How to Get Ahead in Business Without Really Trying by The Godfather."The Washington Post

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312155742
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 638,411
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

V., a capo of distinguished fame, keeps several residences around the world. His present location is a guarded secret.

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