Must Watch TV- AMC’s Making of the Mob: New York

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This new docu-series narrated by “Goodfellas” star Ray Liotta dramatizes how “Lucky” Luciano and others created an organized-crime syndicate in the early 20th century.

In the opening episode Charles “Lucky” Luciano arrives in New York City, teaming with Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel, in the opener of this docudrama chronicling the roots of organized crime in America.

People have long been fascinated with gangsters. Lucky Luciano leads the pack. His ability to take outlaws and apply corporate mentality was amazing. He instituted a golden rule. At the end of the day let’s all just make some money. Yes, there were moral sins. Yes, there  were deplorable acts.

But, here is what you can learn.

1- There is always someone smarter than you, that you can learn from.

2- Pick your battles wisely and stick with the plan. Going off script can get you killed.

3- At the end of the day everyone wants to win. Just find out what they want to win at.

Lucky succeeded at that. AMC is going to delve into that for you.