An expose of organised crime and its unholy alliance with world leaders, intelligence agencies, and law enforcement, Double Deal is a 40-year saga told with unflinching honesty by mob insider and former Chicago chief of police Michael Corbitt.
Growing up poor and angry, Michael Corbitt fought his way up the ranks of greasers and street gangs until he attracted the attention of Chicago crime boss Sam Giancana, who placed him on the Willow Springs, Illinois, police force. By the time Corbitt was appointed chief of police, he'd also moved up the Outfit's ranks and was living the high life of a respected mobster.
Corbitt's luck turned when he was indicted on charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder. Although there was a mob contract on his life and he was facing a 20-year jail sentence, he refused to testify against organised crime figures under the witness protection programme, maintaining instead the Mafioso's code of silence - until his release from prison.
Now Corbitt breaks that silence, holding back nothing-including the account of his personal involvement in the brutal murder of the wife of Chicago mob attorney Alan Masters.
Corbitt bares his soul, confessing in graphic - sometimes horrific - detail a life lived as both saint and sinner, a life that moved back and forth between the conflicting worlds of the police officer and the gangster with ease.
To talk about values and ideals is easy. To live them is much more difficult, because no one is perfect. Like all good things, it requires effort. At times we all fall short of our ideals and values. The question is: Do we have ideals and values? I hope this book will be used by individuals, families and schools as a starting point for discussing character ideals in personal development. Values and ideals are as important as any other subject taught in school because without them your other skills may bring little personal satisfaction. Although I've called this a book about values, it is really about personal happiness. Your happiness will come from the values and ideals you choose for yourself. If you choose wisely, your values will bring you strength and a foundation to build a satisfying life. Your values will shape your life. This book is not intended to "teach" you values and ideals. Family, culture and faith traditions may be the best teachers. Rather, it is intended to share with you values and ideals that men and women have respected as long as history has been recorded, and to encourage discussion about them.
Even without the word "manager" in your title, you manage people every day of your life. You manage expectations at work and at home with your family, friends, and business associates. Author Terry "T. J." Jenkins has been supervising employees for decades, and he has also excelled at managing his personal affairs. In this step-by-step guidebook, he shares the lessons he's learned from climbing the corporate ladder and in his daily life. Success starts with commonsense approaches that few people take when working with team members. You will learn how to acquire the right tools to manage people and events; when it makes sense to make a lateral move in order to meet your ultimate objectives; why it's so important to keep your promises; how to communicate better with others. You'll also find practical strategies on dealing with stress, hiring the right people, and achieving goals. Forget about the technical manuals and complicated theories that promise to lead you to success. Instead, improve your relationship with the people you manage at work and elsewhere with "A Commonsense Approach to Dealing with People.""
Life is a simple deal when we choose to keep it that way; simple! Have you ever stopped long enough to think that life is really simple? If truth be told, you are probably no different than me, and have not. Yes problems come on a regular basis, yes people will get on your nerves, and the devil will try to ruin your day. Just remind yourself that it's a simple deal, and that your life can be as smooth and easy as you want it to be. Remember: Life is a simple deal, so deal with it!
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