Everything I Need to Know About Startups, I Learned From a Crime Boss

Donald DeSantis published Everything I Need to Know About Startups, I Learned From a Crime Boss on GigaOM, in which he talks about lessons learned via organized crime. Those lessons are:

  • Don’t sell rocks when you can sell mountains
  • Cut out the middleman
  • Don’t shit where you eat
  • If it don’t make dollars, it don’t make sense
  • Closed mouths don’t get fed
  • Be a badass