It’s Not Personal by Scott Holt
Published: November 15, 2022
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
This was an interesting business book. I enjoy reading business books; the things we can learn and apply can make us better in our business practices.
The correlations between business and the mafia are pretty intense. I did appreciate that Scott Holt made it clear he was not referencing criminal activity and that the reader would have to look at the mafia as more than a criminal syndicate.
But the practices of the mafia make sense if analyzed from a legal business sense, and the connections were well made. I enjoyed the examples, both from real mobsters and fictionalized characters.
This book read smoothly and was thoroughly researched. The ideas are clearly explained and well presented. This is unlike any business book I’ve read, and I’m better for it.
While the mafia conducted business like no other, many bare-bone practices make sense, promoting from within, this entire concept was so well explained and made so much sense.
I enjoyed the mafia history within this book; it was a new learned experience for me. I did not know a lot of the facts or people described. While Holt does mention several well-known mobsters, he also dug deep and referenced lesser-known individuals.
This was an interesting book, and I am glad to have had the opportunity to read it.