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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.


"This book will do a lot for the world." -- Bill Cosby
"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
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." -- Publishers Weekly
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. -- Dr. Jack Kornfield, psychologist and founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center -- Endorsement
"Fox's 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.)" -- Publishers Weekly
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. -- Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening -- Endorsement
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. -- James Ragan, Poet, Playwright, author of Too Long a Solitude

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