People Tools: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity by Alan C. Fox | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
People Tools: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity

People Tools: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity

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by Alan C. Fox
     
 

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! In this captivating and practical book, Alan C. Fox shares 54 tools you can use to create more joy, embrace prosperity, and deepen your relationships with family, friends, and people at work. Alan guides you through each tool with amusing anecdotes and insightful observations. His stories will reel you in and his advice will change your

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! In this captivating and practical book, Alan C. Fox shares 54 tools you can use to create more joy, embrace prosperity, and deepen your relationships with family, friends, and people at work. Alan guides you through each tool with amusing anecdotes and insightful observations. His stories will reel you in and his advice will change your life. Best of all, his tools are easy to use and yield immediate results.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
12/09/2013
Fox imparts business advice and general wisdom based on his years of experience as a successful real estate mogul, father, husband, and writer. Each chapter presents a distinct "people tool," which he defines as "a behavioral technique you can use to change your outlook." These tools include: "The Belt Buckle" for perceiving potentially unstated intentions of others, and "Target Practice" for making goals more achievable. He reframes the business concepts, such as of sunk cost and leverage as broader life lessons, making his insights dynamic and relatable. He provides examples from his life, family, and friends to inspire readers to take risks and consider failure to be "the foundation for a potential success." Chapters begin with sage quotations from sources like James Joyce, Benjamin Franklin, Anais Nin, and Martin Luther King Jr., and Fox draws from many popular parables and proverbs. Overall his positive outlook and substantial business acumen lend themselves to a wealth of insights on life, work, and interpersonal relationships. The author's conversational style of prose and wide ranging examples makes for easy reading and dynamic advice. (Jan.)
Endorsement - Bill Cosby

This book will do a lot for the world.

Endorsement - Dr. Jack Kornfield

Alan Fox has great tools for emotional intelligence, wisdom, clarity and directness. Develop and use them to live well, and your life will grow better for it.

Endorsement - Joseph Goldstein

People Toolsis a small gem of down-to-earth, practical advice on wise living. In simple, straightforward prose, Alan Fox illuminates insights that are often in plain sight but frequently overlooked. A very helpful book.

Endorsement - Sharon Salzberg

Reading People Tools is like having a wise, loving and funny friend take you by the hand, and gently but surely lead you to a better place. Everyone could benefit from reading it.

Endorsement - James Ragan

In People Tools Alan Fox gifts us with the keys to silent truths, those untapped strategies of sage advice that will help to build and inspire enduring relationships. The insights are bountiful and his optimism boundless, written with a poet's heart and the generosity of a caring wise soul.

From the Publisher
This book will do a lot for the world. — Bill Cosby

People Tools is a gem of down-to-earth, practical advice on wise living. In simple, straightforward prose, Alan Fox illuminates insights that are often in plain sight but frequently overlooked. A very helpful book. — Joseph Goldstein, author and co-founder of Insight Meditation Center

Reading People Tools is like having a wise, loving, and funny friend take you by the hand, and gently but surely lead you to a better place. Everyone could benefit from reading it. — Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness

Alan Fox has great tools for emotional intelligence, wisdom, clarity and directness. Develop and use them to live well, and your life will grow better for it. — Jack Kornfield, psychologist, author, and founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Fox imparts business advice and general wisdom based on his years of experience as a successful real estate mogul, father, husband, and writer. Each chapter presents a distinct — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590791424
Publisher:
SelectBooks, Inc.
Publication date:
01/21/2014
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
232,293
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Alan Fox has lived a long, successful, and joyful life. He has advanced degrees in accounting, law, education, and professional writing. He has expanded his commercial real estate company, ACF Property Management, Inc into a billion dollar enterprise since founding it in 1968. He founded Rattle Poetry Journal (in 1994), a nationally renowned publication. In 1999, he started The Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, a non-profit that provides funding to youth education projects. And in the midst of all this, he has raised a large and loving family.

How did he do all this? Alan attributes his happiness and success to consistently applying his People Tools, the simple, practical life lessons that he’s accumulated—and practiced—over the years. Now at the ripe-old age of 74, Alan is dedicated to sharing his wisdom with as many people as possible through his writings, public talks, and media appearances.

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