Axioms from ‘The Mafia Manager’

Full disclosure here – I picked up this book because of the title. But, I found it both an amusing and profound send-up of the contemporary Corporate America culture and practices. Here are five of my favorite quotes:

1. Think much, speak little, write less.

2. Teach your tongue to say ‘I don’t know’.

3. Promise little; deliver much.

4. The only way to keep a secret it to say nothing.

5. When you are angry, close your mouth – and open your eyes.

More next month from ‘The Mafia Manager – a Guide to the Corporate Machiavelli’,  by V. ,  1996,  St. Martin’s Press

One Comment

  1. Kuuku Dawson-Amoah
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    My three favorite axioms from the book are;

    1.Open your mouth and wallet carefully.

    2. If you must lie be brief.

    3. A fish is often killed by its open mouth.