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Month May 2012

My Books in Arab Management are now in ebooks format!

Good News!

My Books in Arab Management are now in ebooks format! See below letter from The Publishers Trafford in USA. The book also A Cry For Help! had been converted last month to ebooks.

I believe this is an achievement fror a Omani Author, Writer and Columnist to have his books in Arab Management (in English) recognised and established due to the books demand worldwide. Please note that Trafford Publishing USA had converted the books free for this Author due to many requests worldwide .

This Psychology book is sold out in Oman bookshops. Sadly they will not order directly and want me to order the books for them! And I am just broke…!

And that is the Oman (Arab) tragedy for all openly to see! I can see similar lack of support for my next book in Road Safety book novel type – see posting here.

Will we ever change? I do not think so! If I was an expatriate and wrote about Omani Castles and or Butterflies – all of us will come forward to help – especially if it is a HER!

Allah Kareem. God Is Great. Amin. Amen.

Subject: eBook Conversion Post Fulfillment for PID_165228
To: <majidalsuleimanybooks@gmail.com>

THE EMAIL – as below: –

Dear Majid Al Suleimany,

 Good day!

 We are glad to inform you that your Book, Psychology of Arab Management Thinking, has been successfully converted to a new eBook file format.  This new eBook version, called EPUB, is quickly becoming the new standard for the eBook industry.  The new eBook file does not affect any previous eBook versions you may have for this book.  Trafford has submitted the new eBook file to our partner eBook vendors to increase the overall distribution of your book.  Your new eBook will appear on each vendor’s website after each company has had a chance to review and process the file.  Please note we cannot guarantee your eBook will be accepted by every vendor. 

 We will do our best to get your book included on as many sites as possible including future partnerships we are or will be working on.  If you are curious to know which eBook vendors are carrying your new eBook file, we encourage you to search online using an online search engine.  The results there will show you which vendors are currently carrying your title.

 Should you have questions about the conversion of your title to an eBook, please email us at ebookservice@authorsolutions.com.

 Thanks,

 eBook Customer Service Team

 

1663 Liberty Drive

Bloomington, IN 47403

www.trafford.com

From the Publishers Trafford in USA!

So was A Cry For Help! similarly done last month. See books images here…

Books Images

Some Observations! – Behind The Wheel! – The New Road Safety Book!

Some Observations! – Behind The Wheel! –

The New Road Safety Book!

There is something that has continuously puzzled and baffled me is this attitude of writing to people with your request or suggestion – and people completely ignore you – as if you do not exist! One is not sure if it is linked or related to our famous Arabic expression that ‘the best answer to a rude and arrogant person is complete silence’!

Or is it more linked and associated with just plain ‘contemptuous, arrogant, proud and conceited’ approaches and attitudes that some have? – ‘Hey you – listen you! You have no right to address me with anything – because you are of lower status to me – and do not have any rights of any kind if you compare yourself to me’ In actual fact you simply have no rights to address me with anything. First I am more important to you – second it is only the situation that has made you to have any guts and courage to send me anything – the audacity of it all!

Would these pictures not move you?

Images For Demonstration Purposes Only.

When I wanted to publish my first book I went around asking for sponsorship to all the VIPs I knew – and those with money and wealth – the National Companies and Banks – but they all turned me down! Even Regional Associations that have supported foreigners – but not their so-called brethren! It was very hurtful and painful! I was about bto give up – until this one National Company came to rescue – and all because the Chairman liked ‘the way you are fighting for the underdog!’ – his own words – to be exact!

I did not bother that much with the other 4 books – including the Arab Management books – though admittedly there was a vain attempt in the beginning – since I never ‘learn my lesson’ in life – as it is! The most sad and tragic thing was that even those VIPs that I had sent complimentary books did not have even the ethics and principles of saying thank you – completely against everything in our Religion – and our customs, traditions, culture and heritage! It took only some of the Expatriates to respond positively – though even some did not.

Perhaps some thought that I would be so upset – and be so angry that I will go and burn up all the books – and stop writing immediately. They got something else coming – if they had thought like this!

When I started the idea of writing this book, I thought things wouldl have now changed. But not really! Like I had said many times – in some places and people – they will never change – even if the ground below them crumbles below their feet. I will spare you making the usual references to add to this – because it is of no use – and is just wasted time, efforts and energies from my part!

Anyway – even if this book should have attracted more support this time – the book is proceeding well. See what people are already saying. At least this time three National Companies are assisting in providing material, stories, incidents, back-ups – and others. Including from some willing to share their stories – their books and websites – for me to quote and make reference to! Because they were all drawn to the noble, worthy and National cause. Muscat Daily also supported me by writing about the book – as appeared in Page 2 of April 28th 2012 – see also posted in www.majidall.com

I cannot thank them all well enough! Included in my book’s Indebtedness and Acknowledgements.

Best Regards,

Majid Al Suleimany.

P.S. I had used my own column to write about the book in The Features – The Oman Daily Observer – also posted at www.majidall.com

The Closing Chapters! Or For Closure!

For Wednesday May 16th 2012

At My Workplace! (Outlook)

The Other Side!

Or The Closing Chapter of the Story!

FOR CLOSURE!

*   The world suffers now not because of evil people– but because of good people who have decided to remain silent – Albert Einstein

*   The lotus is a flower that blooms in the mud. The thicker and deeper the mud, the more beautiful the lotus blooms!

A few days back I met this good friend of mine. He was asking me as to what had happened to me – because he saw me again complaining about issues and topics – and things that I used to complain about after the business collapse in 2003 – over 9 years ago. He was asking me – I thought you had moved on – and left the past behind you? Then he told me about this great book he had read – entitled The Secret.

According to WikipediaThe Secret is a best-selling 2006 self-help book written by one Rhonda Byrne, based on the earlier film of the same name. It is based on the Laws of Attraction and claims that Positive Thinking can create life-changing results such as increased wealth, health, and happiness.

The book has sold over 21 million copies and been translated into 44 languages, but has nevertheless attracted a great deal of discussions and controversy, as well as being parodied (misrepresented/distorted) in several TV programs. You can find more information and details of the book by putting any search engine for “The Secret”

He then went on to tell me about this film he had seen titled ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ He persuaded me to see it – as it was being shown free in ShowTime – already subscribed for!

The Film is a biographical sketch of the life of Tina Turner (Actress Angela Bassett), and her disastrous marriage to Singer and Husband Ike Turner (Actor Larry Fishburne) – the man who had created her career while nearly destroying her life. She struggles to escape from under his constant abuse. The film offers a glossy but intense portrait of her rapid rise to stardom – and the jealousies and envies of her own husband – because she had become more popular than him.

Despite Ike’s attempts to woo her back, Tina Turner eventually prevails and finds solo success, accomplishing her dreams without Ike. The film shows of her courage and determination to overcome and succeed – finding within her the inner strength to fight back and overcome. She is shown as taking chances – and refusing to remain under the domination and control of her bullying husband.

There is this part that I really had liked. There is a metaphor drawn about the flower lotus. The lotus is a flower that blooms in the mud. The thicker and deeper the mud, the more beautiful the lotus blooms!

It is a metaphor meaning that in real life there is cause and effect. You can still bloom (blossom) when around you is all mud! Sometimes you are required to change your inner self first – so to cause effect and change. What it means is that the more tests in life the better person you are likely to be more of. That is if you handle yourself well – starting with your inner self first and foremost – to fight back, overcome and to succeed.

As a kid I used to see the Lotus Flower growing in the pond in our farm in Mafia Island in Tanzania – and I used to be drawn to its beauty – and always used to wonder where the flower went – because at night it would go underwater – to come out with the first light of sunshine!  It really mystified me!

Last few days back, I watched this programme The Inner War In Syria in Al Jazeera Television. It was an interview of the famous Syrian Artist, Cartoonist and Activist – Ali Farzat. He is seen to casually comment – Nothing you tell these peoples will have any effect on them! What it meant was that you are just wasting your time, efforts and energies to tell them things which they are not going to hear you first – and secondly by doing so – you are just exposing yourself to outmost dangers and risks – if not your own life even!

My friend was asking me – one time you yourself had said that you will stop banging your head against brick walls! Because in the process you only hurt your head – getting it swollen – and even bleeding! And as you yourself like to quote him (Napoleon) – Do not interfere with someone set in destroying himself!

What is written to happen will just happen! Take a full break and rest now! There is nothing that you can do that can stop anything that can or will happen – or for you to try to change things! You had said things in the 1980s – and they all came true – even more than what you had expected! Yet your own career was tainted and you were marginalized – and you came to suffer the consequences of your own actions – and your own sincerity, genuineness and feelings. You always ended as the Loser! Marked as ‘trouble-maker’ and ‘with chips on his shoulder’!

It is time to for you stop my friend! They are only mocking and teasing you – speaking evil of you behind your back! Take care now of your own health – your own life – and the time left for you on earth – for once be selfish – and just take care of yourself – your own family – your children – and your own grandchildren! The rest are not important. Take your own advice – and use it. You did what you could – and the time is now over!

Thank you my friend – from the bottom of my heart. Only a person who really cares and feels for you will tell you the truth! Thanks again – my good friend!

Take Care!

By: –

Majid Al Suleimany

May 13th 2012 – Muscat – Sultanate of Oman

The Closing Chapters – The Other Side!

At My Workplace! (Outlook)

The Other Side!

Or The Closing Chapters of The Story!

  • The world suffers now not because of evil people– but because of good people who have decided to remain silent – Albert Einstein
  • Change before Change changes you! – Anon.
  • If you want to stay in this world, be like a lotus flower who stays in the dirty water, who was born in the dirty water, but never gets adopted to dirty water Prem Rawat – Indian Guru..

It is a fact of life that in some people and places – nothing will change – even if the whole ground below them is crumbling down under their own feet! They will always continue to think and act as if they are more equal to others – have more rights – and are always perfect, right and correct!

Image Albert Einstein

A few days back I met this good friend of mine. He was asking me as to what had happened to me – because he saw me again complaining about issues and topics – and things that I used to complain about after the business collapse in 2003 – over 9 years ago. He was asking me – I thought you had moved on – and left the past behind you? Then he told me about this great book he had read – entitled The Secret.

Book Image – The Secret

According to WikipediaThe Secret is a best-selling 2006 self-help book written by one Rhonda Byrne, based on the earlier film of the same name. It is based on the Laws of Attraction and claims that Positive Thinking can create life-changing results such as increased wealth, health, and happiness.

The book has sold over 21 million copies and been translated into 44 languages, but has nevertheless attracted a great deal of discussions and controversy, as well as being parodied (misrepresented/distorted) in several TV programs. You can find more information and details of the book by putting any search engine for “The Secret”

He then went on to tell me about this film he had seen titled ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ He persuaded me to see it – as it was being shown free in ShowTime – already subscribed for!

The Film is a biographical sketch of the life of Tina Turner (Actress Angela Bassett), and her disastrous marriage to Singer and Husband Ike Turner (Actor Larry Fishburne) – the man who had created her career while nearly destroying her life. She struggles to escape from under his constant abuse. The film offers a glossy but intense portrait of her rapid rise to stardom – and the jealousies and envies of her own husband – because she had become more popular than him.

Despite Ike’s attempts to woo her back, Tina Turner eventually prevails and finds solo success, accomplishing her dreams without Ike. The film shows of her courage and determination to overcome and succeed – finding within her the inner strength to fight back and overcome. She is shown as taking chances – and refusing to remain under the domination and control of her bullying husband.

Tina Turner Images

There is this part that I really had liked. There is a metaphor drawn about the flower lotus. The lotus is a flower that blooms in the mud. The thicker and deeper the mud, the more beautiful the lotus blooms!

The Lotus Flower

It is a metaphor meaning that in real life there is cause and effect. You can still bloom (blossom) when around you is all mud! Sometimes you are required to change your inner self first – so to cause effect and change. What it means is that the more tests in life the better person you are likely to be more of. That is if you handle yourself well – starting with your inner self first and foremost – to fight back, overcome and to succeed.

Last few days back, I watched this programme The Inner War In Syria in Al Jazeera Television. It was an interview of the famous Syrian Artist, Cartoonist and Activist – Ali Farzat. He is seen to casually comment – Nothing you tell these peoples will have any effect on them! What it meant was that you are just wasting your time, efforts and energies to tell them things which they are not going to hear you first – and secondly by doing so – you are just exposing yourself to outmost dangers and risks – if not your own life even!

Image Ali Farzat

My friend was asking me – One time you yourself had said that you will stop banging your head against brick walls! Because in the process you only hurt your head – getting it swollen – and even bleeding! And as you yourself like to quote him – Napoleon Do not interfere with someone set in destroying himself!

Image Napoleon on horseback

What is written to happen will just happen! Take a full break and rest now! There is nothing that you can do that can stop anything that can or will happen – or for you to try to change things!

The point is still – if you just leave one alone – do not poke your fingers into his eyes and then expect him to remain silent and not squirm – or expect him to turn the other cheek ! Or if you think you are better than him – and have more rights to say and do what you want! Then simply there should be no problems existing between anyone in the first place!

My friend was saying to meYou had said many things in the 1980s – and they all came true – even more than what you had expected! Yet your own career was tainted and you were marginalized – and you came to suffer the consequences of your own actions – and because of your own sincerity, genuineness and feelings. You always had ended as the Loser! Marked as ‘trouble-maker’ and ‘with chips on his shoulder’! Even if you had not cast the first – or even the second stone!

It is time to for you stop my friend! They are only mocking and teasing you – speaking evil of you behind your back! Take care now of your own health – your own life – and the time left for you on earth – for once be selfish – and just take care of yourself – your own family – your children – and your own grandchildren! The rest are not important. Take your own advice – and use it. You did what you could – and the time is now over!

Thank you my friend – from the bottom of my heart. Only a person who really cares and feels for you will tell you the truth! Thanks again – my good friend!

Take Care!

By: –

Majid Al SuleimanyMuscat – Sultanate of Oman.

Words once printed, have a life of their own! – Carol Burnett.