Dr. Francescutti, along with five regarded experts, study the human body, its
characteristics and behaviors, as well as the corporate body or organization,
and its characteristics and behaviors—and the eerie and uncanny resemblance
between the two—to empower readers to make better life and work decisions.
The book is currently under development, and an expected release date has yet to
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Meet Steve. A thirty-one year old college graduate, Steve lives in a downtown
apartment and drives a Toyota sports coup with a spoiler on the back. He’s a
Sagittarius (not that it matters), and takes his personal appearance very
seriously. He wakes early every morning to tune his physique with a six
kilometer run beside the river, eats a banana and a bowl of low-fat cereal with
Skim milk, and then follows it all up by lifting weights in the corporate gym
during the lunch hour.
Despite having a movie-star appearance, Steve’s friends ridicule him constantly
about his dating habits. Two parts jealousy and one part truth, they claim he
has no problem hooking up with a ten-out-of-ten suitable mate, but refuses to
settle in for a relationship that lasts longer than only a few weeks.
Steve took after his father when it came to his career. Son to a civil engineer
and a stay-at-home mom, Steve and his three siblings lived in a middle-class
home and had access to medical care, education, and their parents’ good genes.
A chemical engineer, Steve works hard to get noticed in DrugMed Inc., a large,
international pharmaceutical corporation employing more than 20,000 workers in 6
Now, meet Roxanne. Forty-six years young, she is married, with two children, ages
seven and ten. Both children attend school while Roxanne struggles to get her
catering company off the ground while her husband works for the local
municipality as a sanitation worker.
Delicious Dishes Inc. barely makes ends meet each month. The first three years
were costly and unsustainable, and only now, the company’s perseverance with the
local convention center is starting to pay off.
Roxanne suffers from Crones Disease. In fact, her main motivation to start her
own company came from the desire to be free to attend to medical treatments and
to support her school-aged children, but the business’s lagged success has not
allowed her to realize this yet. Her health is not getting better, and
day-by-day, she feels she is falling behind on her business, her family, and
Roxanne’s husband, Jack, is a cancer-survivor, having battled testicular cancer
sixteen years ago.
Roxanne and Jack experience a great amount of stress as a result, but do their
best not to portray this to their friends and family.
We’ll be diving deeper into the lives and work of Steve and Roxanne, but
ironically, this book is not about them. It’s about you.
In fact, there really is no Steve, and there really is no Roxanne. But here, they
represent common individuals, trying to make their way through life stumbling
upon common hurdles, just as you do. In fact, Steve and Roxanne are your
neighbors, your co-workers, your son who lives in another city, or your mother
who just celebrated her 67th birthday.
We’ll take a fascinating backstage tour of these individuals’ lives and learn how
they’ve become who they are and what makes them tick (literally). From family
genes to social influences, and medical conditions to deliberate factors, we’ll
try to understand reasons why Jack was struck with cancer and Steve hasn’t been,
and why Steve, surprisingly, may in fact have a lower life expectancy than
Then we’ll explore the companies our subjects work in and expose the striking and
bold similarities between the human body and the corporate body. An almost eerie
and uncanny resemblance, we’re provided with many clues to understand our living
and working lives, and how to make choices that will benefit us the most—in
terms of personal health, and personal wealth.