Lessons from “The Godfather”

Voted by TV Guide as one of the ’50 Greatest Movies on TV and Video’ “The Godfather” was and is a cultural phenomenon. More than just a movie – this 1972 flick has been used, by some, as a guide to business. 

According to an article in Fast Company, An Offer You Can’t Refuse: Leadership Lessons from “The Godfather,” the film is filled with teaching moments for those who own and/or run businesses today. Here are some of those lessons:

  1. Build a powerful community
  2. Don’t get emotional
  3. Be decisive

Want to know more? Read the article for more details. You may just find tips and tricks to help you work through challenges!  And, be sure to skim through the “comments” at the end to get a huge range of opinions on the topic.

You might also find this interesting, “Fact and Fiction in the Godfather.”

 “Each man has his own destiny.”

~Don Vito Corleone 

“It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business.”

~Michael Corleone



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