The Mafia Manager: A Guide to the Corporate Machiavelli

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Macmillan, May 15, 1997 - Business & Economics - 128 pages
A leading figure from one of the world's first and best organized conglomerates here reveals management techniques we can all use. Witty, fun, and surprisingly useful, this is a must for the aspiring corporate Machiavelli. Unlike other management guides, The Mafia Manager shuns theoretical verbiage and instead presents the pragmatism and guiding philosophy of the leadership that founded and captained "The Silent Empire" through its centuries of expansion and success. And rather than being seen as the twisted workings of the so-called "criminal" mind, these plans of action and gems of counsel are presented for what they indeed are - the reflection of a penetrating understanding of the dynamics of human nature. The Mafia Manager promises the most unique and practical guidebook on management ever. No reader will look at the workplace in quite the same way.
 

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Contents

Getting There
3
Capos
6
Office Politicking
9
Business
17
Problems
20
Time Management
23
Decision Making
29
Friends
31
Firing
67
Larceny
69
BeltTightening
70
Productivity
71
Rules
72
Axioms
73
The Rest of
77
Objectives
79

Enemies
33
Axioms
34
Managing Others
39
Hiring
41
Soldiers and Lieutenants
46
Consigliere
48
Secretary
50
Personnel Director
51
Accountant
53
Job Titles
54
Raises
55
Loyalty
56
Types
57
Leadership
61
Handling Staff Conflict
66
The True Nature of Business
81
Capitalism
83
The Rich
84
The Competitive Struggle
86
Negotiating
89
Meetings
91
Memorandums
92
Suppliers
93
Liars
94
Secrecy
96
A Role Model
99
Domestic Arrangements
101
Axioms
103
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About the author (1997)

V., a capo of distinguished fame, keeps several residences around the world. His present location is a guarded secret.

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