Once again, Fox gets his business expressed just right. After equally succinct books on becoming a great boss and a CEO--among other career aspirations--he addresses the more than 25 million small business owners in the U.S with a few homilies, some practicums, and many direct commandments, such as "selling is job number one" or "pick up paper clips . . . but overspend on customers." And this one as well, "work on the business, not just in the business." Smart remarks notwithstanding, this prolific, no-nonsense writer gets readers' attention with short snappy chapters and down-to-earth advice, covering funding (sources for loans) and sitting on nonprofit boards ("give, get, or get off") as well as marketing and running a business. Even seasoned pros can benefit from his words. Barbara JacobsCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Jeffrey J. Fox
is the founder of Fox & Co., Inc., a premier marketing consulting company, serving over sixty companies in sixty industries. Prior to starting Fox & Co., Mr. Fox. was VP of Marketing and Corporate VP of Loctite Corporation. He was also director of marketing for the wine division of Pillsbury, and held various senior marketing posts at Heublein, Inc, including Director of New Products. Fox is the winner of Sales and Marketing Management magazine's Outstanding Marketer Award; and the National Industrial Distributors Award as the Nation's Best Industrial Marketer. He is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study that is rated one of the top 100 case studies, and is thought to be the most widely taught marketing case in the world. Fox has been a guest lecturer at The Harvard Business School (from which he has an MBA), The Amos Tuck School, The Conference Board, and numerous other organizations. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal
, Business Marketing
, and numerous other publications, and he is a member of the Board of Trustees at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He works in Avon, CT and lives in New Hampshire.