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Published December 2016
Ben, Paul, and Ridge were best friends growing up, but after they went off to college, their lives began to diverge. When they reunite at Ridge’s twenty-eighth birthday party, they find that if they want to remain friends, they must confront some major differences.
Ridge is materialistic and career focused, and he has a glamorous and rich girlfriend, Julia. But he’s discovering Julia’s values and priorities don’t mesh with those of his friends, and she wants him to choose between his past and a future with her.
Ben’s life is completely different from Ridge’s. He teaches history at a community college but longs for an academic career at a more prestigious university. What will Ben have to give up for success?
Paul always feels like he is caught between Ridge and Ben. He shares some of Ben’s ideals but also has some of Ridge’s desire for material success. Will a mentor and a new love interest help him find the balance he craves?
Through Ridge, Ben, and Paul, author T. E. Stazyk encourages readers to challenge accepted norms and values and think about how they too can make a difference and change the world.
Published October 2012
Powerful corporate executive. That was Dave Locke. His entire sense of self and success rested on that identity, but when he loses his job, he is forced to figure out who he really is.
After taking a new job, he comes to realize that he is a lot more than a corporate executive. He is disturbed by the greed, selfishness, and materialism of his colleagues and clients and decides to make some changes. As a veteran of office intrigues and boardroom wars, he knows how the game is played and works his way to the top of his new firm and tries to make business about more than growth and profit.
His new approach puts him on an entertaining collision course with egotistical executives, cutthroat lawyers, and Ivy League MBAs, and he find out that challenging the capitalist system can be a frustrating and risky business.
Identities is a satirical look at contemporary business, corporate greed, consumerism, materialism, and the dangers of building a life around an artificially constructed identity.
By The Numbers
Jack Finney, a partner with Larkin & Shaw, a major accounting firm, is on trial for violations of securities laws in connection with the bankruptcy of Suteba Corporation. As he awaits the verdict of the trial, he reflects on his career and what went wrong.
As Jack looks back, he realizes that his hunger for material success and recognition had blinded him to the ethical and moral implications of his actions.
Aliens mistake fifteen year old Tyler Fielding for their long lost god. He and his mother Christine decide to take the job. Read an excerpt.