CATHERINE McGUINNESS - Emperors' Clothes

Austin author
will speak and sign her novel,
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.

Enter Carol Himmler, a beautiful yet ruthless executive who chews up employees with the indifference of a wild animal eating her young. When a chemical spill results from workforce cuts she made, Carol hires mobster Sal Scruci to make the problem go away.All hell breaks loose when Sal reinvents himself as an executive talent scout—not a guy who takes no for an answer. 

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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Event date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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ISBN: 9781937110048
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Published: Emerald Book Co - October 1st, 2011

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