J. R. Parrish went from being a milkman to a multimillionaire. In 1974 he founded J. R. Parrish Inc., a commercial real estate company in Silicon Valley. He ran the company based on what his mentor Glenn Lay taught him—most important, that to succeed in life you must learn to effectively deal with people. J. R. spent the next 25 years studying and teaching his employees and brokers about human relations. The company grew to be a huge success and one of the premier real estate brokerage firms in Silicon Valley. J. R. retired in 1999. Today he and his wife Lisa live in Hawaii.