It’s Not Personal by Scott Holt

Published: November 15, 2022

Independently Published

Pages: 148

Genre: Business/Self-Help/Non-Fiction

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

The business world has become cut-throat and highly competitive. Many companies crumble and every organization must make sure it remains on top to guarantee longevity. So how can your business survive? And not just survive, but prosper?

Easy, it’s time to get some pointers from one of the most iconic organizations—The Mafia!

The world’s oldest and most established corporation has been using management techniques to accumulate wealth, and triumph regardless of their circumstances or the enemies out to get them. Author Scott Holt breaks it down and explains how you can succeed in the business world by applying a few fundamental economic principles to formulate a new management system that the Mafia used to thrive even when the police were hunting them and the law was against them!

If you are ready to build a stronger, tougher business, this book has many relevant strategies and management practices tried and tested by the mob. Allowing you to beat your competition even without needing a baseball bat!

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.

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