Tuesday, November 01, 2005

PM Books

I got interested to learn more about project management(PM) in 2000.From then on I started to buy books,meet more knowledgeable people and attend courses/seminars - local and abroad.

PM is a discipline where the real test of the pudding is in the eating.One has to get involved or engaged in order to get real understanding and subsequently the knowledge. According to my guru,I have only discovered the philosphy and the path to the world of knowledge in project management.

Recently,he recommended a book for me to read:
Title: Project Management-A systems approach to planning,Scheduling and Controlling.
Author: Dr Haorld Kerzner

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Oct 2005 update

When one is busy with urgent work,reading is the first to be neglected.The last few months I was really up to my neck with urgent work.It is not an excuse but the fact remains that we must do first things first.

For the last six months,my reading is half my normal rate a book a month.However my rate of buying books remains active-about a book month. Now,I have at least six books I bought but I have not read.

By the way, the last book I bought is Gentlemen & Players and the lastest book I read is The Brokers by John Grisham.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

FedEx Delivers

Just bought the above titled book at The Times.The author is Madan Birla.It is hardcover with a price tag of RM 77.80.As a member of Times,I got 25% discount.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

HP and Half-Blood Prince

Bought the book today for my son.I hope he could finish fast so that I could read it as well;-)
Now, I am reading Execution and just started reading The Zahir by Paulo Caelho.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Red Herrings and White Elephants

First, let me thank Kura-Kura for his kindness in giving me the book entitled Red Herrings and White Elephants.You can read his posting here. This is not the first time.I look forward to a few more;-)

I cannot comment yet on the book because I have not finished reading it yet,but I want to say something about giving books to friends, relatives and business associates. Personally, I also do buy and give away books. And a few friends also give me books as present. Thank to you all.By the way, there is a group of Malaysian Bookcrossers who are active in giving away books.

The act of giving away something to someone is very satisfying.The feeling is yours and yours only.I honestly donot know how to put it in writing due to the limitation of my ability to properly describe the feelings.But it is a great feeling if you took the trouble to look for the book and bought it to give away.Some books can change people lives...

It was fascinating to read Kura-Kura's Freedom from Temptation.I was amused how he managed to control his temptation successfully.Congratulation!

All of us are created with built-in desires or nafs.As we pass though this life, so many things attract our attention and seduce our desires.Some are good and some are not good for us.We have to make that choice. I have read of one sufi guru who refused to visit shops in order to avoid the feeling to buy and have unnecessary things.His main concern is to protect his heart from worldly desires.

There is a BIG gap between what we desire and what we need.As Mahatma Ghandi said: "This is world is enough for everyone's need but not for everyone's greed."

To Kura-Kura,terima kasih.

PS: A few years back, I have set up a mailinglist for booklovers here.You are welcome to join the community about reading ,books and bookshops.
-from my blog The Reader

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Borrowed 11 minutes from MHI.loan him The Pilgrimage & Don't Be Sad.

Friday, February 11, 2005

No novels in January,2005

This year did not begin well as far as reading is concerned for me.I was very busy with my work-an excuse that I hate to use.It is not that I don't read books, but I do read articles and small books but no novel.

As time is limited,I must priotise my reading in the following manner:

1.Religous books
2.Management books