1.28.2016

Celebrating My Own Entrepreneurial Spirit!


what does it mean to be an entrepreneur?
by rana diorio & emma d dryden * illustrated by ken min

I am thrilled to announce the publication this week of a picture book I’ve co-authored for children ages 4-8. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR? is a story about Rae who witnesses a doggie-ice cream mishap and is inspired, in true entrepreneurial spirit, to create a solution to help get dogs clean!

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR? is a book sure to empower young kids as it encourages imagination, courage, problem-solving, resourcefulness, and thoughtfulness. Inspired in part by my experiences launching and sustaining drydenbks LLC during the past five-and-a-half years, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR? is a book I've had the pleasure of writing and conceiving with my friend and colleague, Rana DiOrio, Founder and Chief Executive Pickle of Little Pickle Press, which is illustrated masterfully by Ken Min, and which was designed and art directed by Leslie Iorillo. We're excited, honored, and proud to be able to introduce this book and the concept of entrepreneurism to a wide audience. (It seems there’s even a Girl Scouts Entrepreneur Badge, so the timing of this is ideal! Who knew?)

The book is being published by Little Pickle Press, an impressive green-conscious small independent press. You can read all about the book here: http://www.littlepicklepress.com/product/what-does-it-mean-to-be-an-entrepreneur/ and the book is available wherever books are sold, including through Amazon, B&N.com, or at your independent bookseller. I hope people will consider posting reviews online. I hope people will consider purchasing a copy for a teacher or librarian who can share it with kids to get young people thinking about what they can do to start changing the world!

Let's all share in the entrepreneurial spirit! If we support entrepreneurs, our world will be even more diverse, interesting, and creative!

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Emma!
    Cheering you, and that Entrepreneurial spirit, on!
    Best,
    Lee

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  2. Congratulations! I can't wait to read it.

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  3. This is terrific, Emma! Just bought it and looking forward to reading and sharing. Way to figure out life's ice cream mishaps!

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    1. Many thanks, dear Deb! I love the metaphor of life's ice cream mishaps! Oh, yes!

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  4. Congratulations, this is terrific!

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    1. Thank you so much, Katherine!

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  5. Congrats dear Emma. What a lovely picture book it is. Amazing work!! Hey can you share when there will be an entrepreneur Event at venue NYC? I am visiting NYC for a month trip and hope to enjoy the event there.

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    1. Thank you so much!! No events planned just now, but hopefully there will be some events in the future.

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