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The Mafia Manager: A Guide to the Corporate Machiavelli (Thomas Dunne Book)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 15th 1997 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1991)
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Rui Carmo
Apr 09, 2015 Rui Carmo rated it it was amazing
I remember when my friend Nuno Duarte gifted me a copy and said "this is the most important book you'll ever read".

Considering that he'd just finished his MBA at the time and that he's now head of LATAM for a major corp, I'd say he was right.
Emmanuel Ayeni
Dec 02, 2016 Emmanuel Ayeni rated it really liked it
It was an interesting read with all forms of street-corporate sense, direct and all that needs be applied or filtered with utmost caution.
Andrey Nikishaev
Apr 20, 2014 Andrey Nikishaev rated it it was amazing
Отличная книга. Краткая и по теме. Никаких сюсюканий и прочего - голые факты.
Alexey Shpakov
Oct 20, 2016 Alexey Shpakov rated it it was ok
Shelves: self-help
The book contains a list of harsh yet practical approaches to being a stern corporate ruler.
Machiavelli is mentioned in the title for a reason - the book tries to project mafia code and customs on corporate world.
Although I personally detest that approach, I could not but agree with it's efficiency.
There is no groundings or story lines inside - just plain statements. Harsh, sharp and to the point. It will be a nice table book if you think of raising a corporate godfather within you.
Odo Simon Agbo
The book touches on sensitive issues that have to do with human relaionships and business relationship. Overall, the book presents workable principles for success in all human endeavors especially in Business and Management.
Amarta Adi
Jan 21, 2011 Amarta Adi rated it really liked it
bagi yang berminat mendaki karir dengan cara jilat- menjilat, tikam- menikam dari belakang dan sebagainya bisa mengoleksi buku ini. milikilah 'moral seorang pelacur dan sopan santun seorang diplomat' untuk sukses, katanya.
Lori Grant
An optional-read book on office politics which will happen to you and around you whether you participate in politics or not.
Adhita Fitri
Sep 15, 2008 Adhita Fitri rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: siapa saja yang ingin meraih kesuksesan dalam karir, bisnis, dan organisasi
Recommended to Adhita Fitri by: my "capo" = kakak saya
Shelves: inspirational
"Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer" hanyalah salah satu dari sekian banyak kata-kata bijak yang terangkum dalam buku ini.

Buku ini mengajarkan bagaimana menjadi seorang manager yang handal-baik dari segi kepemimpinan, manajemen diri, maupun pergaulan dengan kawan sekaligus lawan-melalui seni yang diterapkan oleh "The Silent Empire", Il cosa nostra, atau yang lebih akrab disebut Mafia dalam membangun kesuksesan "bisnis keluarga" yang mampu bertahan selama ratusan tahun.

Lukáš Meravý
Jan 25, 2014 Lukáš Meravý rated it it was amazing
The Mafia Manager goes into the category of books about power. It's not an all encompassing epic like Robert Green's books, but a quick and dirty manual with incredible gems of wisdom. Biggest takeaway for me was categorizing people into the following categories: 1. Smart but no ambition 2. Ambitious but stupid 3. Smart and ambitious.
You should use category 1 as your manager (he does good work but doesnt cause you heat), category 2 should be avoided altogether or just used as pawns and category
Nick Argiriou
Jul 30, 2016 Nick Argiriou rated it really liked it
Shelves: business
Η επιχειρηματικότητα αντέχει πολλά στυλ, είναι ένα τεράστιο χωράφι όπου μπορείς να κινηθείς όπως θέλεις, ακολουθώντας κανόνες ή σπάζοντάς τους πειραματιζόμενος για τα αποτελέσματά τους. Δε μπορεί να πει κανείς ότι οι πρακτικές της Μαφίας είναι πολύ πετυχημένες, μια και που και που πέφτουν κάποιοι στο πάτωμα. Παρ' όλα αυτά το βιβλίο δίνει ενδιαφέρουσες απόψεις για το πως μπορούν να γίνουν τα πράγματα. Αξίζει για όποιον έχει "επιχειρηματικό πεδίο".
Shehu Usman
Jun 01, 2010 Shehu Usman rated it it was amazing
You can get a lot more done with a gun and a kind word than with a kind word alone.
I've never seen any book apart from the mafia manager that gives a wide insight to the knowledge possessed by the Dons of the most organised crime families in the history of mankind. Easy to understand, much easier to apply, i've found this great piece of writing a place in my heart.
Rio Cornelius
Jul 16, 2014 Rio Cornelius rated it it was amazing
Ever think why certain bosses treat you like you don't matter? ever wonder why your best performance never give you the expected outcome? don't know whom to trust or to whack?

quoting "The best friend of a hungry buzzard is a dead horse. That is, in another way of saying, even a son of a bitch has his uses."
Apr 11, 2013 Isidora rated it it was amazing
A Bible for those interested in knowing, what's the best and worst you can get out of human nature while doing business with people, with a backdrop of Mafia history. Some might find it crude, I find it pragmatic
Muhammad Ridha Fahlawy
Buku nyo cocok that keu ureung keurija kanto yg hana galak peuraturan tapi galak bagah ek pangkat. Taktik dan meubagoe macam cara ala mafia geu peutrang lam buku nyo dengan jelaih. Pokok jih bereh lah buku nyo...
FÁbÙsÓlÁ Fábùsólá TópéŌlátúndéChristiansen
Written in a style I dare call Mafian, the book brutally, humorously approaches life in general and business in particular, with an experienced insight into managerial teachings, simple and very practicable. It is one of the best managerial book. It is worth its salt, I dare say again.
Jan 03, 2009 Mine marked it as to-read
Alexander Giamas
Oct 13, 2015 Alexander Giamas rated it really liked it
Easy and fun to read, not really spectacular but overall a good one.
Armina Kazaryan
Забавно. Но есть и пара полезных советов.
Junaid Muhammad
Aug 07, 2015 Junaid Muhammad rated it liked it
Worth reading. I really like it.
Agung  Perkasa
Aug 10, 2014 Agung Perkasa rated it really liked it
i read this book all of the day. it good boook. it inspired me about mafia life. yes..

instead i read this book in bahasa, no english.
Feb 27, 2016 Vladimir rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-best-ever
The Straightforward Guide for a Boss Who gonna be successful.
Jerry Uchendu
Jan 31, 2013 Jerry Uchendu rated it it was amazing
dis book has a permanent place in my bookshelv .a must read if u must be succesful in dis ting of ours
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John kolade
Sep 29, 2007 John kolade rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: executives n/people in business
straith-forward,no schism:leant how to be patient and survive in any deal
Jul 29, 2012 Hayward rated it it was amazing
The content is real but very relative to any aspect of life!
Teo Papadopoulos
Nov 26, 2013 Teo Papadopoulos rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable to read and a great truths lies within.
Sep 22, 2008 Nd rated it really liked it
a brutal guide to getting things your way even if it means to whack ur wife as long as she's d obstacle... nuffin personal just B-ness...
Read for school.
Jan 20, 2014 Ik added it
its ok
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