'The Godfather' Strategy

Young man, I hear you and your friends are stealing goods. But you don't even send a dress to my house. No respect! You know I've got three daughters. This is my neighborhood. You and your friends should show me some respect. You should let me wet my beak a little. --Don Fanucci, from The Godfather: Part II

I am a firm believer that an investor can pick up investment ideas and strategies from many aspects of life. Movies, especially, are a source of inspiration. Take The Godfather Part II. It contains numerous solid insights. One of the most obvious is that it's good to be the don. As young Vito Corleone learned from Don Fanucci, getting a piece of the action on the backs of every business in the neighborhood can provide a nice living. Sure, Don Fanucci met an inglorious end at the hands of Robert De Niro's character, but only after decades of making a lucrative living off all the business activity around him....327 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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