LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM ORGANISED CRIME
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF
Arguably the most innovative and resilient organisations aren’t from the west coast of America they operate in the shadows, and now in this world first open minded leaders can learn from their nefarious example.
THE CRIMINAL communities and organised crime syndicates, which collectively make up the so called Shadow Industry, are ruthless and relentless in their pursuit of profit and opportunity. In spite of law enforcements best efforts over the decades, and the trillions of dollars spent in hunting them down, today the vast majority of criminal enterprises are stronger, more determined, and growing at a faster rate than ever before.
With estimated revenues in excess of $6 Trillion a year the Shadow Industry is one of the world’s largest industries, and while the law enforcement agencies continue to make strides to disrupt and kill them – both literally and figuratively – the industry is phenomenally resilient.
In this first of a kind Codex I explore how an industry subject to such intense competitive pressure can continue to grow at a faster rate than most other legalised industries and the lessons that leaders can learn from and implement within their own organisations to accelerate their own growth and create competitive advantage.