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About Gary D. McGugan
Family, friends, and hundreds of other wonderful people populate my life, repeatedly creating rewarding experiences. I've had this good fortune for many years, with reading and writing often playing integral roles.
I've loved reading as long as I remember and have enjoyed writing for just as long. For me, writing has taken many forms. Like most, it started with assigned essays as a student and then evolved with my business career. I've written letters, speeches, reports, ads, brochures, presentations, proposals, articles, and a blog. My first book was a work of non-fiction - NEEDS Selling Solutions - co-authored with my friend Jeff Allen.
I've worked in a supermarket, sold appliances, distributed motorcycles, launched an automobile dealer network, and provided financing to help businesses grow. Every industry was very different from the other. Every company had its distinctive culture and character, but all were units of large corporations with operations around the world.
Travel has always been a great component in my roles. I had the pleasure of visiting almost every city, town, village and hamlet in Canada while leading sales and marketing activities first for the motorcycle, then the automobile, divisions of Suzuki Motor Company's Canadian subsidiary.
My job took me to most of the United States of America with a subsidiary of ITT. I enjoyed visiting all EU countries while living and working in Europe for several years - spearheading the creation of a new business unit for Deutsche Bank. And, responsibilities with a unit of GE Capital allowed me to explore several countries in Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.
Every trip was an education. Learning about business practices and cultures before trips was essential, and every day in a country mined valuable information to develop a deeper understanding of its people, culture, laws, and treasures.
Experts say we should write about things we know best. In my case, those subjects are business, travel, and people. As an author, my goal is to share some experiences, insight, and views as I now create fictional stories designed to entertain people around the world -- one reader at a time.
The Multima Scheme is a fast-paced account of the lengths to which organized crime can infiltrate large global corporations and seize control of respected businesses to conceal activities that are both illegal and immoral but generate billions. It's also a story of survival - how individuals and organizations might react under intense pressures and the ease with which people can cross lines between what's legal and what's not.
Using his knowledge of how large multinationals operate - accumulated over 40 years working with major corporations around the world - author Gary D. McGugan weaves a tale of intrigue using a writing style that readers will find hard to put down once started.
Snatched from a safe house in The Netherlands in the middle of the night, Howard Knight finds himself in the crosshairs of a vindictive crime boss relentlessly determined to even old scores.
His lover, Janet Weissel, barely escapes the grasp of the unwelcome intruders. Her daring getaway takes an unconventional path to another country, a clandestine outfit, and a new purpose.
With The Organization’s vast resources as a backdrop, Pernicious Pursuit is a tale of survival, cunning schemes and dogged determination with seemingly insurmountable odds—while surreptitiously fighting back against deep-seated misogyny, abuse and the degradation of women by the nefarious criminal element.
Howard Knight, its financial mastermind now in hiding? Perhaps Multima Corporation’s superstar Suzanne Simpson, who finds herself in precarious and uncharted territory? Is it Douglas Whitfield, an overconfident former company executive seeking to redeem himself? Or his promiscuous sometime lover, Janet Weissel?
In Unrelenting Peril, the leadership team of Multima Corporation desperately defends against clandestine attempts by The Organization to seize control of the company. Unexpected twists and turns rapidly emerge across four continents as a ruthless and determined plotter relentlessly strives to steal a successful, multinational company worth billions. The conflict creates a tale of immeasurable corporate intrigue.
He challenges his top executives to develop radical game-changer business strategies that should make it easy for his board of directors to choose one of them. Despite careful preparation, his plan begins to unravel almost immediately. Organized crime, sexual misadventures, and personal tragedy combine to complicate his efforts to select a new CEO. Even as he lies in recovery from cancer treatments, he is forced to battle against shadowy interests who seek to take away the fruit of his life’s work.
Three Weeks Less a Day is a fast-paced international business thriller that takes us inside the lives of high-powered executives and the lengths they will go to achieve results. It is a story of how quickly things can change at the highest levels of corporate leadership, and how easily lives can crumble in pursuit of power and control.
Necessity: Examine, Explore, Determine & Solve NEEDS is a result-oriented approach that will help sales professionals in any business achieve more sales more profitably and more consistently. NEEDS Selling Solutions is a must read for sales people of all experience levels who are looking for new ideas, practical advice, and creative suggestions to elevate their selling skills to an entirely new level of selling success.