(After the Holocaust, the wolf was re-edited to become a Fuller Brush Man
with an Irish accent.)
door-to-door Fuller Brush man
. We knew Shakespeare of course and Hardy
Using colorful anecdotes to personalize the points he's making (including the story of the last working Fuller Brush Man
in existence), Pink walks us through how economic and societal changes that began in the last century have affected how we define a "salesman." To start, where formerly there was an information asymmetry in favor of the salesman, now thanks largely to the mass of information available online, the balance of power has shifted to the consumer.
At regular intervals there appeared the Fuller Brush Man
, the Avon Lady, and the Insurance Man.
He remembers the job "as one of the most pleasant times of my life," although his next gig, as a Fuller Brush Man
, also had its charms.
It is why the milkman and Fuller Brush man
don't exist today.
It's probably just a coincidence, but things don't seem to be as clean as they were since the Fuller Brush Man
stopped coming around.
Loyalty to a particular company, particularly in the online arena, has gone the way of the Fuller Brush Man
. (To prove it, ask the average 20-year-old what he or she knows about the Fuller Brush Man
Marine Corps during World War II, he worked his way through law school at the University of Miami as a hotel clerk and Fuller brush man
, receiving his law degree in 1948.
She appeared opposite George Raft in the gangster movie "Broadway" and costarred with Cary Grant and a dancing caterpillar in the 1944 comedy-fantasy "Once Upon a Time." She was the love interest in "The Fabulous Dorseys," starring bandleaders Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, and appeared opposite Red Skelton in the 1946 sleeper hit "The Fuller Brush Man
Now, we can either sit back and watch a profession we worked hard to build fade away to the annals of history like the blacksmith or Fuller Brush man
, or we can take advantage of the opportunities that California's two new pathways to CPA licensure present and reach out to the next generation of CPAs.
It's also an area where I wore out several pairs of shoes as a literary Fuller Brush man
They might wonder what happened to the Fuller Brush man
, the encyclopedia peddlers, and the Avon Lady who used to knock at the door.
Resilience came more easily than expected, I discovered, maybe because I'd been a door-to-door Fuller Brush Man
once, years earlier.