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The Mafia Manager Book Review: A Guide to Corporate Machiavelli

If you are a loyal reader of this business blog, you will notice that this is the third piece I am doing about the book “The Mafia Manager.” Why? You may ask. Well, I doing this third piece because I have read and found the business management strategies outlined in the book “The Mafia Manager” to be priceless and timeless.

I have read the book “The Mafia Manager” for more than four consecutive times and with each reading, I discover more insights that escaped my notice in previous readings. Sincerely speaking, I want to proudly say that the book “The Mafia Manager” has positively impacted on my life and business.

After carefully absorbing the lessons of “The Mafia Manager;” I observed that the leadership style and management principles outlined in the book is being used by some successful entrepreneurs and drop out billionaires; I talking about entrepreneurs such as Larry Ellison, Ingvar Kamprad, Donald Trump, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Howard Hughes, Richard Branson, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt and Carlos Slim Helu.

These leadership techniques of the Mafia manager has help these entrepreneurs position their companies to dominate their industry. In fact, the Mafia Manager’s leadership style and techniques helped the Mayer Amschel Rothschild become the richest and one of the most powerful men in the world during his time. Now what makes “The Mafia Manager” so special?

The Mafia Manager is a book containing the distilled wisdom of men who have managed one of the largest, most profitable and long lived cartels in the history of capitalism. The Mafia Manager gathers for the first time in one book the knowledge and percepts of the ruthless bosses whose genius at organization and management contributed far more to profitability and growth than the brute strength or conventional wisdom of the legitimate CEO.

So in this article, I am going to give you a sneak preview into the book “The Mafia Manager.” If you are ready, then let’s ride.

                The Mafia Manager Book Review: A Guide to Corporate Machiavelli

Contents

                Introduction

Part 1 –                 Managing Yourself

  • Getting there
  • Capos
  • Office Politicking
  • Business
  • Problems
  • Time Management
  • Excision Making
  • Friends
  • Enemies
  • Axioms

Part 2 –                 Managing Others

  • Hiring
  • Soldiers and Lieutenants
  • Consigliere
  • Secretary
  • Personnel Director
  • Accountant
  • Job Titles
  • Raises
  • Loyalty
  • Types
  • Leadership
  • Handling Staff Conflict
  • Firing
  • Larceny
  • Belt Tightening
  • Productivity
  • Rules
  • Axioms

Part 3 –                 The rest of it

  • Objectives
  • The true nature of business
  • Capitalism
  • The Rich
  • The Competitive struggle
  • Negotiating
  • Meetings
  • Memorandums
  • Suppliers
  • Liars
  • Secrecy
  • A Role model
  • Domestic Arrangement
  • Axioms

                40 Famous Quotes about Life and Business from the Mafia Manager

                The Mafia Manager: 25 Business Management Success Principles for Entrepreneurs

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