Donald DeSantis explains how an unnamed "crime boss" mentored him through his first high-tech startup. The piece is a little oblique, thanks to a lack of specifics ("The other business was transactional and lacked any customer loyalty or love." -- OK, what was it?), but it's still an entertaining read:
Cut out the middleman
As Kobayashi’s businesses grew, he was in a position to start bypassing middlemen.