Ranking Tony Soprano’s Worst Business Decisions


When you really think about it, fictional mob boss Tony Soprano was a pretty schrewed businessman. His resume is pretty cushy — There’s his “waste management consultant” job for Barone Sanitation, his ownership stake in Satriale’s Meat Market, and the place where he met with crew, the infamous Bada Bing strip club.

Business magazines like Fortune have literally written articles about Tony Soprano’s (…often illegal and immoral) business acumen. There’s even an entire book on his management style.

But what about his failures? Where has Tony dropped the ball? Here’s a refresher on some of his biggest business fuck ups, including the mess associated with Artie Bucco’s Italian restaurant, the Nuovo Vesuvio.

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BroBible's publisher and a founding partner, circa 2009. Brandon is based in Los Angeles, where he oversees BroBible's partnership team and other business development activities. He still loves to write and create content, including subjects related to internet culture, food, live music, Phish, the Grateful Dead, Philly sports, and adventures of all kinds. Email: brandon@brobible.com