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Here are links to 4 free downloads of both the book on paper and book on cd:

Here the idea of using waifs to sell matches is born and brought to its first meeting.  2008 Dan McLaughlin. All rights Reserved. 

Here is the Parable of the Prince and the Pea  2008 Dan McLaughlin. All rights Reserved. 

Here is where investigative reporter Hans Christian Andersen confronts executives about freezing girls selling their products.  2008 Dan McLaughlin. All rights Reserved.  

Click here for a download to a mpeg of the book  where the waif idea is born and discussed on cd. 2008 Dan McLaughlin. All rights Reserved. (4.67 mb).

This just in! ICE Girls has been nominated as best Storytelling album (2009) by the incredibly perceptive people of Just Plain Folks!

OK, that news out of the way, thanks to Hans Christian Andersen, you already know the story of the Little Match Girl who froze to death selling matches on a street-corner on New Year's Eve. But what about the managers who woke up the next morning (their day off!) to deal with the mess? How did the deal with the resulting public relations nightmare? How did they get in the mess in the first place? And, most importantly, how did they get out of it?

The latest best-selling book by Dan McLaughlin, "ICE Girls: What Managers Can Learn from the Story of the 'Little Match Girl' by One Who Was There" is in the "tradition" of a self-help management manuals such as sacred cows make great burgers and moving the cheese to excite the mouse. "ICE Girls" introduces a metaphor that encourages managers to embrace the clown of adversity when one is unwillingly thrust into a pair of big red floopy shoes, and then to smile.

What more COULD there be in a novel so slim (and cheap)?

Well, in addition to this one thought-provoking notion, ICE Girls also considers:

Available now as a book on paper and a book on CD and a book just on audio files!

Click here to buy a copy of the book on paper www.createspace.com/3346080
Click here to buy the book on CD disc www.cdbaby.com/cd/danmclaughlin
Click here to buy the book as audio files www.digstation.com/DanMcLaughlin

Here are links to 4 free downloads of both the book on paper and book on cd:

Here the idea of using waifs to sell matches is born and brought to its first meeting.  2008 Dan McLaughlin. All rights Reserved. 

Here is the Parable of the Prince and the Pea  2008 Dan McLaughlin. All rights Reserved. 

Here is where investigative reporter Hans Christian Andersen confronts executives about freezing girls selling their products.  2008 Dan McLaughlin. All rights Reserved.  

Click here for a download to a mpeg of the book  where the waif idea is born and discussed on cd.  2008 Dan McLaughlin. All rights Reserved. (4.67 mb).

 

But that is not all! With his previous project, "Oh No, Not Emily!" Dan introduced and implemented Dan's Theory of Music. With ICE Girls he also also introduces onto the world a new theory, Dan's Theory of Literature and Writing. Basically it can be summarized as:

Dan's Theory of Literature and Writing

  1. Only Write the Words that You Will Read.
  2. Words make up Stories.
  3. Stories are things that happen and are revealed through events, thoughts, direct evidence and conversations.
  4. Everything else, including almost all descriptions of places and things are words that can safely be skipped over no matter how beautifully written because they do not contribute to the story.
  5. This includes character descriptions including names.
  6. So don't bother writing them.
  7. As an added bonus, by leaving these thing unwritten, the reader is required to supply as much or as little detail for themselves in this area as they desire. This, theoretically, draws the reader into a more collaborative relationship with the text.
  8. Oh, and SpellCheck knows even less about grammar than Dan does.

So armed with both theory and fact, please feel compelled to:

Click here to buy a copy of the book on paper www.createspace.com/3346080
Click here to buy the book on CD disc www.cdbaby.com/cd/danmclaughlin
Click here to buy the book as audio files www.digstation.com/DanMcLaughlin

Here are links to 4 free downloads of both the book on paper and book on cd:

Here the idea of using waifs to sell matches is born and brought to its first meeting.  2008 Dan McLaughlin. All rights Reserved. 

Here is the Parable of the Prince and the Pea  2008 Dan McLaughlin. All rights Reserved. 

Here is where investigative reporter Hans Christian Andersen confronts executives about freezing girls selling their products.  2008 Dan McLaughlin. All rights Reserved.  

Click here for a download to a mpeg of the book  where the waif idea is born and discussed on cd.  2008 Dan McLaughlin. All rights Reserved. (4.67 mb).

 

 

But that's not all!

Dan has also assembled some of the greatest performers ever to come out of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire and the Pasadena Public Library to perform on the book on tape. Along with Dan, talents such as Mark Sellin, Clynell Jackson, Bailey Jackson, Tom Hubbard, Nick Smith, Marie Plug, Margit Schmitt, and Mike Schmitt bring to life such scenes as the marketing brainstorming sessions that consider using the maket segment "Urban Dregs" as sales consultants. The assorted fables are read by Margit in a sweet, soothing voice that carries with it just a hint of something that urges you to edge ever so quietly to the door. Mark's monologue on the importance of God in amateur talent shows is worth the price of the 2 vol. CD set alone. You will want to listen to it over and over again.

What are those web sites again, Dan?

Glad you asked. They are:

For the book on paper www.createspace.com/3346080
For the book on CD disc www.cdbaby.com/cd/danmclaughlin
For the book as audio files www.digstation.com/DanMcLaughlin

 Also available on amazon; kindle and nook.

 

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