Timothy Askew is Founder and CEO of the elite New York-based international sales and execution and consulting firm Corporate Rain International. He is a founding member of the Inc. Business Owners Council. He holds a B.A. degree in History and an M.A. in Philosophy and Religion from Emory University. He also has an M.A. in Education from Claremont Graduate School in California. His picaresque working life has included stints as a tennis pro, a dishwasher, a nude artist’s model, a bartender, an event planner, an opera singer, and a Broadway producer. In his younger days he appeared as an actor in leading roles on Broadway and on tour, as well as on the soap opera Another World on NBC. He is an ordained minister, as well as a published poet and occasional public speaker. He writes a popular weekly blog on meaning and entrepreneurship called Making Rain. He has served as a member of the Small Business Advisory Committee for the State of New York. As of August he will be a weekly columnist for Inc.Magazine Online. His new book, Corporate Rain: Idle Thoughts of an Accidental Entrepreneur, is due for publication in September.