Mob Rules by Louis Ferrante
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.


About Louis Ferrante

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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. After his release, he wrote a memoir of life in the Mafia that won enthusiastic reviews. Ferrante now lectures around the country to at-risk teens and other groups. Visit
Published June 2, 2011 by Portfolio. 275 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Building his case in concise, economical prose, Ferrante draws on an extensive knowledge of world events, mob lore and personal experience to deliver an engrossing sophomore effort that reads like a rousing memoir, meditation on world history and Mafia exposé all in one.

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Through stories of his own compatriots and famous mobsters, Ferrante shares cogent business advice for employees, middle managers, and bosses: make them an offer they can't refuse (offer to work on commission), harness the power of networking, make your own luck, motivate your people, never embar...

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The Mafia may not be the first place you’d turn to for tips on getting ahead in business, but former wiseguy-turned-author Louis Ferrante has news for you: Mobsters—at least the ones who haven’t been riddled with bullets or thrown in prison—have a proven track record of success worthy of emulation.

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