The Adventures of Ai: Volume 1

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The Adventures of Ai is an ebook written by international entrepreneur
and New York Times best-selling author Craig Bouchard about an
eleven-year-old Japanese girl in the year 1514. The story is a part
non-fiction and part fiction fantasy subtly designed to prepare girls
and boys for the pressures they will encounter as they grow up.
Incorporating art, history, poetry, music and mathematics, the unique
novel challenges people of all ages to unlock their potential. Released
in six languages, The Adventures of Ai is a story of empowerment that
transcends boundaries. For more information, visit
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About the author

Craig is a New York Times Best Selling author. “The Caterpillar Way. Lessons in Leadership, Growth and Shareholder Value” debuted in October of 2013, reaching #1 on the Barnes & Noble Best Seller List, and #8 on the New York Times Best Seller list in the business category. James V. Koch was once again Craig’s co-author.  (McGraw Hill.)

 Craig became the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Signature Group Holdings (OTCQX: SGGH) in June, 2013 after leading a hostile proxy battle to remove the company’s board. This was Craig’s second successful hostile take-over on Wall Street.

 Craig is also the founder and current Chairman of the Board of Cambelle-Inland, LLC, a private company named after his daughter. Cambelle-Inland houses Craig’s investment activities in the steel industry and his investment in China. Joining Craig on the Board of Cambelle-Inland is Quincy Jones, legendary musician, composer and producer, Yue-Sai Kan, perhaps the most significant businesswoman of this generation in China, Investor Raj Maheshwari, and Clifford Perlman, the CEO who built Caesars Palace to a position of world prominence.

 In 2010 Craig founded Shale-Inland, named for his daughter Shale, and his father’s company, Inland Steel. Shale-Inland is the nation’s leading master distributor of stainless steel pipe, valves and fittings, stamped and fabricated parts to the US energy industry. The company is rated B3, with revenues approaching $1 billion.

 In 2004, Craig co-founded and became the President of Esmark Inc. Esmark accomplished the first hostile reverse tender merger in Wall Street history and became the 4th largest American steel company when its revenues grew from $4 million in 2003 to $3.5 billion in 2008. This story is chronicled in “America For Sale, How the Foreign Pack Circled and Devoured Esmark. Copyright 2009 Craig T. Bouchard and James V. Koch, (ABC-CLIO.)  

Craig was a Senior Vice President at the First National Bank of Chicago, (now JPM/Chase). His career there spanned 19 years. In the 150-year history of the bank, Craig was the 3nd youngest individual to rise to the level of Senior Vice President. He was the Head of Asia Pacific, living in Hong Kong And Tokyo, and later became The Global Head of Derivative Trading and Quantitative Research.

Craig holds a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University (1975), a Master’s Degree in Economics from Illinois State University (1977), and an MBA from the University of Chicago (1981). He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Boston University and the Foundation of the University of Montana. He is currently a member of the Board of the Department of Athletics, Duke University. Craig is an alumnus of Leadership Greater Chicago, and was a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award (Illinois) in the year 2005.

Craig was elected to the Hall of Fame of the Illinois State University College of Arts and Sciences in 2008. He is a member of the Hall of Fame of Hinsdale Central Township High School. Craig holds United States Patent 4,212,168, Power Producing Dry-Type Cooling Systems.

Craig is married to Melissa N. Bouchard and is the proud father of six children: Kai, Justin, Patrick, Shale, Cambelle, and Braidy.

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Jul 11, 2016
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Craig T. Bouchard, exitoso autor
reconocido por el New York Times, nos ofrece Las aventuras de Ai, una novela histórica repleta de magia,
belleza, arte, música, poesía, historia y matemáticas. Este viaje literario, cuyas
páginas atrapan la imaginación, empieza como el cuento que un padre narra a sus
tres hijas antes de ir a la cama. Con su vivo relato,
nos lleva de viaje a
la ciudad de Tokio en los años noventa, y nos presenta a una familia
que guarda un increíble secreto desde el comienzo del siglo XVI. Así
comienza la
increíble odisea de Ai, una joven de once años que emprendió una
aventura hace cinco siglos, en las montañas del norte de Japón. Esta
que combina realidad y ficción, y reúne personajes fantásticos e
transporta a los lectores a una saga que transcurrió hace más de
quinientos años,
y revela la asombrosa verdad sobre los ancestros de una familia japonesa
fuera de lo común. El libro está dirigido a niños de entre nueve y
años, y a sus formidables padres, pero la aventura intensa y edificante
de Bouchard
cautivará a todos por igual. Si bien Ai solo tiene once años de edad, es
la heroína que personifica las virtudes que todos deseamos tener. La
historia de esta
verdadera sobreviviente nos demuestra una simple realidad: que nunca
darnos por vencidos.


En la cuidadosa trama de esta
historia, Craig Bouchard concibe una ingeniosa guía de supervivencia para los
preadolescentes de hoy en día, con el fin de prepararlos para enfrentar el
mundo con amabilidad, fuerza e independencia. Bouchard sutilmente los desafía a
valerse por sí mismos, a destacarse en la escuela y a superar con éxito los
obstáculos que presenta la vida moderna. 

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