Skip to main content

Mob Rules

What the Mafia Can Teach the Legitimate Businessman

Louis Ferrante


List Price: 17.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/9/2020)
Hardcover (6/2/2011)


“It pours out spicy tales of Mob lore to make its management points, an approach most execs couldn’t refuse.” —New York Post

Former mobster Louis Ferrante reveals the surprisingly effective management techniques of organized crime and explains how to apply them in any legitimate business. As an associate of the Gambino Family, he was part of some of the biggest heists in mob history. His talent for management led bosses like John Gotti to rely on him. Now he offers time-tested Mafia wisdom based on true stories, 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.

Praise For Mob Rules: What the Mafia Can Teach the Legitimate Businessman

“Ferrante shares cogent advice for employees, middle managers, and bosses. A colorful and surprisingly practical business primer.”
Publishers Weekly

“One of the wisest and wittiest collections of reflections on life and business ever penned by a wiseguy.”
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Portfolio, 9781591847724, 272pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2015

About the Author

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. He now lectures around the country to at-risk teens and other groups, and hosts a Discover Channel TV series called Inside the Gangsters’ Code.