Tuesday, December 07, 2004
While browsing the bookshelves at MPH, I also bought Little Black Book of Stories by A.S. Byatt and The Book That Changed My Life ,edited by Diane Osen.
During the month of Ramadhan, I did not read any books other than Quran.Now, it is time to diversify to books written by fellow human beings.
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Below is a review on Small is beautiful taken from amazon.com:
Not Only Beautiful, But Also Practical, December 19, 2003
Schumacher makes economics come alive with wit, humor, and practicality. His approach is qualitative, not quantitative. A recurring statement throughout the book epitomizes his philosophy, "Why use the computer if you can make the calculation on the back of an envelope"? He gives the science a personality when identifying the disparities between the rich and poor, the educated and uneducated, and the gap between city people and country-folk.
Small is Beautiful created a humanistic economics movement. It's a wholistic approach containing ethical, ecological, and metaphysical components that are missing from the statistical models that solely measure GNP. Schumacher sounded the alarm regarding globalization when asking "how much further 'growth' will be possible, since infinate growth in a finite environment is an obvious impossibility". He was critical of a society that generates unbounded materialism, and motivated by greed and envy.
Some of the more interesting of the 20 essays are: "Peace and Permanence", "The Role of Economics", "Buddhist Economics", "The Greatest Resource - Education", "Technology with a Human Face", "Development of Intermediate Technology", and "Two Million Villages".
Although the book was written in 1973, it is as timely now as it was then. The 25th anniversary edition contains provocative updates provided as sidebars by contributors such as Hazel Henderson, Peter Warshall, Amory Lovins, Godric Bader, et al. --This text refers to the Paperback edition
Monday, September 13, 2004
Saturday, September 04, 2004
I asked Ibnu Ariff to recommmed a good novel and he brought me one corner near the cashier dedicated to Sastera. He recommend two books by Faisal Tehrani( whom I know personally),and I decided to buy 1511H.
Btw,last night I got a call from the editor of a newspapers offering me to be a weekly columnist for book reviews. I replied to him that I agree in principle subjected to my time and capability.
Monday, August 16, 2004
Tuesday, August 10, 2004
To-day, I bought a copy for myself.
The book was written by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan with Charles Burck.
Saturday, July 24, 2004
Thursday, July 22, 2004
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Monday, July 12, 2004
To-day, I just read the Preface so I could not give any comments,but it provokes my mind Who Runs Malaysia?
Saturday, July 10, 2004
I t promised to finish reading it last year but keep on delaying....
In fact, it is not the only one; the Tafsir by Ibn Kathir and other 10 ten books are sitting on my coffee table. They are all ever ready to be read by me...
But one thing I wish not to neglect is reading at least one 'ain of Qur'an everyday.
Saturday, July 03, 2004
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Sunday, June 13, 2004
Tuesday, June 01, 2004
Friday, May 28, 2004
To increase my knowledge, to-day I bought another book called 21 Irrefutable Laws of leadership by James L Garlow.
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Saturday, May 15, 2004
during the last six months, I have been buying a few management books in order to learn new scope of business as well as to update my knowledge on the subjects that I already know. Below is the list books:
1.Management Consultancy ISBN 0-7494-3653-0
2.Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? ISBN 0-00-717087-4
3.Trout On Strategy ISBN 0-07-143794-0
4.Leading Change ISBN 0-87584-747-1
5.The Little Book of Business Wisdom ISBN 0-471-36979-9
6.The Portable MBA in Project Management-0-47-26899-2
7.Giving Presentation ISBN 0--19-860681-8
I began readin book no 5 and to finish all the above by end of 2004.