Lessons from organized crime: how to grow a business

By | January 8, 2012
If you think about it, it makes perfect sense: if anyone needs to streamline their operations, it would be criminals. They face more risk than anyone else out there, because of the nature of their work. And while glaringly obvious (at least as an outsider looking in), the insights are a nice reminder of how the business world really works. In particular the last piece of advice: be a badass (I'll let you read to figure out what that means!)

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