I'll Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse: Insider Business Tips from a Former Mob Boss

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Feb 26, 2011 - Business & Economics - 176 pages
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You gonna make money being a sucker? Fuggedaboutit! Here's a tip: You've got to get a plan, work it hard, work it smart, and surround yourself with people who know how to help you reach your goals—people like Michael Franzese.

Franzese was a capo in the Colombo crime family. He ran rackets that earned millions a week. And then he walked away and went straight. He served his time and now schools everyone from executives to small business owners about how to get the most from their businesses—and how to do it on the level.

Filled with hard-won experience, street smarts and a just a pinch of philosophy, I'll Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse delivers the goods:

  • Strategies for winning
  • What kind of people you need in your crew
  • Ethical pitfalls
  • Coming out ahead in negotiations
  • And a lot, lot more

Business is business. Let your friend Franzese give you a tip or two about how to run yours better.

 

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User Review  - Marvin Penick - Christianbook.com

If you want to improve your leadership ability theres a lot you can learn from a former mobster.I just finished reading Ill make you an offer you cant refuse by Michael Franzese which was written as a ... Read full review

User Review  - Kimberly - Christianbook.com

The author draws on his own personal experience and the experiences of others to comment on what works and what does not in the business world and in life. At the end of each chapter, there is a ... Read full review

Contents

Mob Up Your Business
1
First Nail Down the Basics
14
Next Beware Machiavellis Trap
30
Use Solomons Solution
42
Lead with Your Brain Not Your Mouth
50
Master the Art of the SitDown
65
Keep Your Eyes on the Bookies
87
Learn from Your Failures
99
Play It Straight and Legal
113
Pick Your Philosopher Machiavelli or Solomon?
133
Get the Right Idea About Success
143
Closing Thoughts
151
The Broken Business of Government
153
Acknowledgments
163
About the Author
165
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Michael Franzese was one of the mob's biggest earners since Al Capone, and the youngest individual on Fortune magazine's “Fifty Biggest Mafia Bosses.” Then, after dodging the law for years, Franzese pled guilty, accepted a ten-year prison sentence, and quit the mob.

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