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CATHERINE McGUINNESS - Emperors' Clothes
Part cautionary tale, part farce, Emperors’ Clothes tells the story of two executives and one mob boss who put a Sopranos’ style spin on corporate strategy.
Stewart Narciss, whose accomplished father prefers the company of his hairless cats to that of his only son, equates executive status with self-worth. To impress the movers and shakers, Stewart hooks his career to the rising power of human resources. As his efforts to bond with his father, and his company’s CEO, are rebuffed, Stewart manipulates the succession process at TMC, assuring his place as consiglieri to a future boss.
Catherine McGuinness is a recovering human resources manager. Emperors' Clothes, the novel, is her attempt to reconcile with those downtrodden by heavy-handed HR initiatives, shed light on the injustices of evolving compensation practices, and, at long last, reveal the secret formulas employed to keep natural talent restrained while incompetents are promoted.
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