About a month ago I wrote about a book that I had just finished called the “Princess and the Paper”. It is a children’s book that tells the story of a Princess that has to find a hero (Auto – last name Mate) to tame a paper beast. I don’t want to give away the ending, however, when the people of the land find out what the Princess is doing with the paper beast, they start to get upset about losing something that they have known their whole lives. They start complaining and saying:
“What was so wrong with the old way?”
“The paper wasn’t so bad!”
“We have run our business on paper for this long… why change?”
Well if any of this sounds familiar, it is what I hear a lot from people who are losing the paper. You would think they would be happy to have the paper leave their lives. I understand their concern because it is all they have ever known (just like the people in the book).
So why a children’s book? Frist, my entire business life is dedicated to teaching people how to automate accounting processes with the biggest impact and most positive outcome possible. Who best to teach the value of automation than kids? And “B” I wanted something my kids would be proud of.
A funny thing has happened when I got the idea to write a children’s book… I started talking up the idea at speaking engagements and with colleagues and from the moment I tell them what I was doing it seems to be all they want to know about…
There is one more reason…. having four kids I have done an a tremendous about of “field research” on children’s books, and I have found a unique way to get the kids involved in the book… stay tuned… this weekend the Elmore kids are going to read part of the book on video to illustrate the final aspect of this book.
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