Nothing Hostile in Craig Bouchard’s Latest Venture

Crain’s Chicago Business, Blog

By Shia Kapos

Local businessman Craig Bouchard has written an e-book with an accompanying video game he hopes will change the world of publishing with its philanthropic model.

If you know his history at all, you know he just might do it.

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Your Organic Child

Blog by KAT

Adventures of Ai  is an upcoming children’s eBook written by New York Times bestselling author, Craig Bouchard.  The story is a part non-fiction and part fiction fantasy targeted at girls and boys ages 9-12 for the pressures they will encounter as they grow up, and incorporates subjects like art, history, poetry, music and mathematics.

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Truth Teller Mom

Blog by Liz Hendricks

I recently had the pleasure of reading a childrens book before its release on July 16th. The book is “Adventures of Ai” and takes you on an adventure like no other adventure I’ve been on with a book. Yes this is a children’s book targeted at girls and boys ages 9-12 but after experiencing the ride it took me on, I would say this book is for anyone!

Each chapter of this book takes you to a different place in the world literally and you have no idea where you will end up. First you think you are just reading about story time but the author pulls you into the story and once its over you have totally forgotten it is fiction. Craig Bouchard is a New York Times bestselling author and I can see why. His ability to to draw you into the story and make you feel as though you are experiencing it first hand is outstanding.

I would highly recommend this book to all families. There are chapters and advertures in this book that I am sure anyone can relate to. I dont want to give away too much but this book twists fiction and non-fiction and when its turns fiction you become hooked. Ai is an amazing character that you want to know everything about and cant put the book down until you know everything about her.

A Busy Four Years for Craig Bouchard


by Pamela Lannom, Editor

When I first met Craig Bouchard in July 2010, he told me about his business endeavors (owning oil companies, the Naples Bath and Tennis Club, and a steel company with $4 billion in revenue, to name a few). Then he surprised me with the comment that he thought his greatest accomplishment would be the children’s novel he was finishing.

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How to Succeed in Business the Caterpillar Way


By Elizabeth Palermo, BusinessNewsDaily Contributor

What do bulldozers and businesses have in common? Their fate depends on whoever is sitting in the driver’s seat. No one understands this better than the management at Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), the world’s leading manufacturer of heavy machinery, whose trademark yellow machines — bulldozers included — can be found everywhere from construction sites in the U.S. to mining excavations in China. Over the past several decades, CAT has achieved a level of efficiency and profitability unmatched by any of its competitors, and it’s done so with the help of a few great leaders.

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Quincy Jones, Yue-Sai Kan To Advise Former Steelmaker’s Electric Vehicles Venture In China

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Heng Shao, Forbes Staff

China’s State Council has approved new policies stimulating growth of new energy automobiles this week, including tax reductions for and direct subsidies to clean-energy car producers, and financial support for the construction of charging stations, 21st Century Business Herald reported.

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Signature Group’s Secret Weapon — Losing $900 Million

San Fernando Valley Business Journal

By JOEL RUSSELL, Staff Reporter

Can a new chief executive reverse the long story of losses at Signature Group Holdings Inc.?

That’s the question shareholders hope will be answered on July 16, when the Sherman Oaks company convenes its annual meeting. The gathering comes on the heels of an aborted proxy battle and executive shake-up that made Craig Bouchard the new top executive.

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Signature Group Holdings Announces Settlement Agreement with New Signature LLC

New Proxy Slate to be Presented at 2013 Annual Shareholders Meeting

Craig T. Bouchard Named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Original Press Release in Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg

Sherman Oaks, CA June 5, 2013 — Signature Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: SGGH) today announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with New Signature LLC for a new company proxy slate to be presented for election at the 2013 Annual Shareholders Meeting on July 16, 2013. As part of the settlement, New Signature LLC will withdraw its slate and support the company’s slate.

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China’s Poison Air Is Becoming Its Leading Export


By William Pesek

March 22 (Bloomberg) — Sitting on a Tokyo runway last week, the captain announced that our flight would be delayed for reasons few of us could believe: sandstorms.

Chuckles filled the aircraft. The woman next to me quipped: “What, are we in Egypt?” As we all craned our necks to look out the windows, it really did feel as if we were taxiing in Cairo or Marrakesh, not the capital of a Group of Seven nation.

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Iron Ore Unlikely to Rebound as China Slows, Shale-Inland Says

Bloomberg News

By Joe Richter

Iron-ore prices, down 25 percent this year, probably won’t rebound as the economy slows in China, the world’s biggest importer and steelmaker, according to Shale- Inland Holdings LLC.

Prices for steel, which have dropped 10 percent in 2012, also won’t recover, said Craig Bouchard, the chief executive officer of Shale-Inland, which fabricates and distributes metals.

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