THE PROTÉGÉ’S PERSPECTIVE
How to Get and Keep a Power Mentor
Lefty encouraged me about my future in the mob. The thing is, Donnie, you gotta keep your nose clean. You gotta be a good earner and don’t get into trouble, don’t offend, don’t insult anybody, and you’re gonna be a made guy someday. Now, the only thing is, they might give you a contract to go out and whack somebody. But don’t worry about it. Like I told you, I’ll show you how. You got the makings, Donnie. You handle yourself right, keep your nose clean, keep on the good side of people, I’ll propose you for membership.
—JOSEPH D. PISTONE WITH RICHARD WOODLEY, DONNIE BRASCO
It might seem a bit strange to find the advice of a mob boss in a business book. However, as unsavory ...