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The 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
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Hardcover, 96 pages
Published February 15th 1996 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1991)
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Andrey Nikishaev
Отличная книга. Краткая и по теме. Никаких сюсюканий и прочего - голые факты.
Alexey Shpakov
Dec 10, 2016 Alexey Shpakov rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Rui Carmo
Apr 09, 2015 Rui Carmo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Amarta Adi
Jan 21, 2011 Amarta Adi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Makis Koul
Jan 09, 2017 Makis Koul rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow this book
MADE MY THINK
MADE MY MORE SMART THAN ALL YEARS IN HIGHSCHOOL TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Armina Kazaryan
Забавно. Но есть и пара полезных советов.
Adhita Fitri
Sep 16, 2008 Adhita Fitri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.

Belaja
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Lukáš Meravý
May 24, 2015 Lukáš Meravý rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Nick Argiriou
Sep 05, 2016 Nick Argiriou rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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."
Isidora
Jul 08, 2013 Isidora rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Agung  Perkasa
Aug 10, 2014 Agung Perkasa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jerry Uchendu
Feb 09, 2013 Jerry Uchendu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
dis book has a permanent place in my bookshelv .a must read if u must be succesful in dis ting of ours
Nd
Sep 22, 2008 Nd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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...
Michael Toro
Jun 03, 2014 Michael Toro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
"Occasionally suffer fools; you may learn something of value. But never argue with them."

Fun read, even better advice.
TasosBananasBOOKS
not for my age..I don't work yet..And it was boring but I read it because it was small in number of pages.
Javier
Mar 11, 2010 Javier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: yes
This is an excellent book on management.

"When you leave the future to chance,it is more than likely to result in drift and disaster."
Fahmy Blitzer
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Jun 08, 2011
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Mine
Jan 03, 2009 Mine marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
yes
Adam
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Sep 23, 2012
Alexander Giamas
Oct 27, 2015 Alexander Giamas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy and fun to read, not really spectacular but overall a good one.
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