*Publishers: Booksoarus *ISBN: 978-93-5156-964-0 *Publication Year: 2014 *No. Of Pages: 240 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Type: Fiction *Price: 250 *Rating: 4/5
The starting is excellent; I was hooked up from the very beginning. One of the interesting things is that it is written by an Indian author and a plot set in foreign land with foreign characters, something new to the readers. Every character is given a due importance, the flow is good and language is simple other than the Management jargons used to describe some scenes. The subject is totally different from love story and breakups.
This is the story of a Mafia who lacks the proper knowledge to run his empire. After the death of his father, the whole empire is on the shoulder of Stephen Woody, the successor of WFB or rather Woody Family Business. The Woody is married to ex-model, Angie; on her suggestion Woody hires a consultant or Business Analyst Michael Schneider. Because of the economic downtrend Michael Schneider accepts for consulting the WFB but at that time he doesn’t know the real business of WFB.
Woody family business deals in weapons, porn, gambling, extortion, killings, drugs, etc. WFB was loosing lots of money and situation was uncontrolled. After initial resistance, Michael accepts to provide consultation to WFB in return of hefty fees, because he doesn’t have any work from other companies. And then starts the roller coaster ride from recruiting the new members, nitty-gritty details of every business and at the end a positive outcome from the new recruiters.
You will feel amazed while reading, a business consultant giving an advice to the mafia to run his organization. Also the detailed narration of how pornographic CD’s are made, recruiting of new members in gang, casino, gambling and online siphoning money from different accounts is very well described by the author.
I highly recommend to read Business Doctor.
Ivy League educated management consultant, Michael Schneider, gets hired by an unlikely client – a mafia boss who wants to make a last desperate bid to resuscitate his family business that spans across gambling, drugs and porn.
A reluctant Schneider takes on the challenge to analyze the problems and re-launch the underworld organization into the super-competitive, highly evolved world of crime.
Sameer Kamat is the best-selling author of Beyond The MBA Hype and Business Doctors.
He is the founder of MBA Crystal Ball & Booksoarus. He completed his MBA from the University of Cambridge and currently lives in Mumbai (India).
Sameer Kamat is the founder of an MBA Application Consulting venture and a website that shares tips with aspiring authors on how to get published in India.