Rain: What a Paperboy Learned About Business

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RAIN is the first business parable written by bestselling businessbook author Jeffrey J. Fox. The parable follows a young New Englandpaperboy, named Rain, as he learns the business of being inbusiness and quickly becomes the best paperboy in town.

Through a series of humorous poignant vignettes, Jeff illustratesforty "rainmaker" business lessons that can be applied to not onlypaperboys, but anyone in business and sales. Rain's time as apaperboy proves to be just as valuable as getting an MBA.

As with Jossey-Bass' popular Lencioni business fables, the formatfor Rain includes an actionable business model at the end of thebook with instant takeaways and practical advice.

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What do Alexander Hamilton,Walt Disney, Sean "Diddy" Combs, SamWalton, Willy Mays, and Jerry Seinfeld have in common?

They all started out as paperboys.

Paperboys and girls symbolize our country's relentless,indefatigable entrepreneurial spirit. They bought, sold, anddelivered papers. And they did it alone, often in the dark andcold—and they were kids!

In this witty and wise story, bestselling business authorJeffrey J. Fox reveals why the lessons paperboys learn so oftenestablish them on the early road to success. The story follows ayoung New England paperboy named Rain, as he navigates the businessof being in business and quickly becomes the best paperboy intown.

Through a series of humorous and often poignant vignettes, Foxillustrates "rainmaker" business lessons that can be applied notonly to paperboys, but to anyone in business and sales facingobstacles and challenges. While working his paper route, Raingradually discovers the value of planning for an interview, the tencustomer commandments, his ability to negotiate, why it's necessaryto innovate, how to create an exit strategy, and much more.Ultimately, Rain's time as a paperboy proves to be a valuablefoundation for business success.

Rain includes "The Rain Reader," a series of actionablebusiness takeaways and practical advice to make anyone arainmaker.

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What People Are Saying About Rain

"I would hire Rain."
—Larry Culp Jr., CEO of Danaher Corp

"Rain delivers a charming, engaging story packed withgems of business wisdom. I recommend it, for you, yourcolleagues,and your kids."
—Mark Sanborn, speaker and author of The Fred Factorand The Encore Effect

"Reading this little book reminded me of how much I learned as apaperboy."
—Herb Henkel, CEO, Ingersoll-Rand

"Jeffrey Fox's first foray into business fiction is fantasticand very apropos in today's world. It reminds us to have integrity,be tough, and stand up for ourselves in the face of achallenge."
—Chris Widener, author of The Art of Influence andThe Angel Inside

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