10/17/2014

Introduction

INTRODUCTION

"The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing."

Walt Disney, Co-Founder, Disney


Our entrepreneurial story plays out the way most do: an idea conceived over watered down Russian beer and flatbread pizza at a quaint Georgian restaurant high in the cool mountains of Kazakhstan.
It pinnacled with the company we founded, Wild Creations, being recognized as one of the Inc 500's fastest growing small businesses in the US and the #1 fastest growing business in South Carolina.
The root of our success: frogs.

Update: Book Done!

The book is done. We went through a couple of editors to help write it until it became apparent that the only way to get it done to the quality level we wanted, we had to write it ourselves. Leveraging the work our editors provided, we finished up the draft, settled on a cover (seen here) and are ready to release.

Except that we aren't ready to release just yet.
We have been fortunate to get the book in the hands of a few publishing people, and there is interest to publish it through the traditional publishing route. It's being reviewed, and we are waiting for the feedback.  Regardless, it will be out by year end.

We'll be posting the introduction here for you to review, so stay tuned.

As always, we appreciate all the support you have generously given, and we look forward to forwarding it to you soon.

3/18/2014

UPDATE: Spring is here, wish you were beautiful!

11/18/2013

Finding Our Voice

Update:  We have completed a very rough draft for the book, but we have decided to take the "voice" in a new direction.  We feel the new approach will add life and improve on the entertainment value of the book, while continuing to provide valuable feedback to future aspiring entrepreneurs.  This does, however, require a good bit more editing, so we have moved our goal of having a reviewable edit done by the end of the year.  Realizing that this is not what we had originally planned, we do feel that it is much needed strategy that will ultimately provide a greater value to you all.  As always, we appreciate your support and continued encouragement.  You all rock!!

And, if you haven't already, we'd appreciate if you could pop over to Facebook and "Like" our page here: One Million Frogs Facebook Page 

8/08/2013

Words on Paper

Update: Greetings One Million Frogs supporters!  The draft is coming along nicely.  We have, at this point, a good part of the book drafted ... that is to say we have the crazy stories, the useful lessons, and a few other anecdotes on paper (figuratively).  We will be completing the final couple of chapters, then it will be time for the re-writes.  Of course, all of the magic happens during the re-writes, and given that I believe the material we've discussed and penned is really good stuff, the final product is going to be great!  We are on schedule, so we'll update you soon and will even post an excerpt when it is available.  Thank you again for your support and encouragement!

7/17/2013

Chapters!

Update: The chapter outline has been finalized.  Hurray.  We had previously had a massive brain dump of awesome ideas, anecdotes and lesson, but in no specific format.  We've also nicely tied every chapter into a lesson and/or takeaway for the reader, while attempting diligently to avoid typical business and entrepreneurial cliches.  As well, we have partnered with a very talented writer to assist in the formatting and editing of the book, so that erors and grammer misstakes can be avoided.  The completion date is still aiming for September, though because we absolutely want to turn out the best work, we will not rush the final edit.  Thank you as always for your wonderful support!

6/12/2013

We Did It!

We did it!  It went down to the wire and the final hour, but we were fortunate to have a number of last minute supports to help us reach our One Million Frogs Kickstarter goal!  Thank you so much to everyone who supported and encouraged us, and shared the link with friends.  None of this is possible without your help!  The next step is to finish what we've started and deliver to all of you what you expect.  Along the way, we've met a number of wonderful contacts, all of whom have offered help and support as we complete this project.  We're excited and energized ... and we hope you are too!  Again ... thank you, everyone!!!