Ambition Cliff

Ambition Cliff

by Dan Petrosini

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ISBN-13: 9781452060811
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 01/25/2011
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

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Ambition Cliff 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Feather59 More than 1 year ago
"This is an interesting story! An enterprising young man tries to forget about his difficult background by becoming successful in the competitive energy business. Nick Covington had a father who left and a mother who died. Fortunately, he was blessed with a curious mind and a ferocious intelligence, and he uses these gifts to quell the firestorm of neglect, abandonment and hurt still residing in him from childhood. With his mother passed away, he leaves his home in Pittsburgh and heads east to the coal mines of central Pennsylvania. There, he engages a mentor named Stan Henderson, who takes the young and ambitious Nick under his wing and helps him on professional and personal journeys. When Stan takes Nick home to Texas for the holidays, Nick envisions a chance to strike it rich in the oil business. He gets on as a roughneck and, with Stan's help, climbs the company ladder. However, the promotions are not enough to placate Nick's hunger, and when he seizes upon the idea to get a stake in the sand-oil business in Canada, he departs once again. Nick eventually finds massive success in Canada, but at the expense of his personal well-being, as his ever-burning ambition ignites alcoholism and sky-high stress levels. Good is never good enough for Nick, who sees professional success as a panacea for emotional instability, and he eventually implodes as all the lying and overreaching finally catch up to him. This is an interesting story!"