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Rainmaker

A valuable employee, manager or subcontracted person who brings new business to a company.

Rainmaker

Informal; a facilitator of a deal. The term especially applies to an employee whose sole duty is to bring in new business from wealthy clients. That is, the rainmaker meets with potential clients and convinces them to come to business with the rainmaker's company. See also: Finder's Fee.

rainmaker

A brokerage firm employee who brings a wealthy client base to the business.
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Various African societies have traditionally performed rainmaking rituals.
To continue to grow in this new reality, advisory firms will have to let go of their rainmaking roots and shift the way they bring in new clients.
Birds are also a vital and vitalizing force in Tswana mythology and rainmaking. The Lowe (11) myth was first recorded by the missionary John Campbell in 1814 (Morton 2011: 57-8).
This brings the model of rainmaking and political security at the capital into focus once again, specifically the extent to which this relationship could have affected or destabilised the political, social and economic vulnerability, structure and security of the state as a whole.
But applying rainmaking to smog is a relatively new idea.
(Rainmaking, in the parlance of CPAs, is partners pursuing new clients by "planting seeds" with existing clients and with referrals, in an effort to grow the firm's client base.)
Although not back in full strength, their summer influence has become more pronounced but their ability to shove the rainmaking systems across southern Africa is still rather limited.
In this regard, Frazer (1964: 341) observes "under the names of Osiris, Tammuz, Adonis and Attis, the people of Egypt and Western Asia represented the yearly decay and revival of life, especially of vegetable life, which they personified as a god who annually died and rose again from the dead." In the tropics also, many agrarian communities engage in this practice, but with a variation; they do not only celebrate the revival of life at the time of the spring equinox, but also resort to the magical rite of rainmaking whenever "the rains have kept their time" and drought persists beyond the vernal equinox.
In "The End of Abundance" Mondaphoto of Mexico explores the role of water and the ancient art of rainmaking. Costa Rica has earned praise for preservation of its natural beauty and become a popular destination for ecotourists, but in "Captive Notes" Colectivo Nomada provides evidence that the country has also sacrificed the environment in some regions.
John Holiday, now in his 90s, is a Navajo medicine man who apprenticed with his grandfather to learn rainmaking ceremonies and practice healing in the desert of Monument Valley, Utah.
General Aviations Applications Dimitrios Skepastianos the prospects of cooperation in the fields of weather modification and rainmaking.
Caves were regarded here not only as places of refuge and shelter but were also used ritually, in rainmaking ceremonies.