The success of the Mafia Manager lies much in its brash, unflinching analysis of organizational behavior: what makes people tick, what ticks people off, and the means by which to secure advancement in a world where the most important rules are unwritten.
The advice offered is nothing new, of course. However, it is the delivery, with all the refreshing and tongue-in-cheek Mob references, that drive the author's point home in ways that ordinary "management" books fail. Some might appreciate the humor (I did), and others might not. If you can see big business as a cartel of thugs trying to carve up the profits of an autopilot enterprise (as I do), you will likely find the humor in the Mafia Manager to jibe with your dark cynical and manipulative perspective. On the other hand, Stephen Covey fans seeking to "empower" employees, might understand or appreciate the ruthless tactics suggested by V.