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Arabic – Behind The Wheel! Books Coverage – The Oman Daily Observer!

Books Coverage – The Oman Daily Observer – Arabic – Behind The Wheel!

Arabic – Behind The Wheel! 

Saturday – Books – Page 25 – The Oman Daily Observer – February 7th 2015.

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Arabic – Behind The Wheel!  ! خلف عجلة القيادة

Behind The Wheel is a different book! I had a chance to read its Arabic version which carries the title “Khalf Ajalat Al Qyada” and shared it with friends, and family members. After reading, the Readers will easily get the clear message of the Writer. The book is a collection of articles and reports about one of the serious issues in Oman – car accidents.

The Author should be credited for such a wonderful work serving the Nation to overcome such a serious problem. In this book there are informative articles which tell you the causes of road accidents in Oman. All these articles carry different types of stories. After reading them someone will start thinking and raise question by himself that “why so many road accidents in Oman?”

The book also contains several photos and images even if someone is not interested in reading the article, and those photos convet the message.. In addition, in the reports there are good statistics about the number of deaths due to car accidents on a yearly basis.

Majid Al Suleimany is an Author of several books. “The Psychology of Arab Management Thinking” is one of his famous books, and worth reading too. The Author is also well known columnist. He is probably the first Omani who authored several books in English.

I don’t think the Author has written “Behind The Wheel” to be credited for himself, rather he wants it as a gift for Oman. Reading this book means creating awareness about road accidents. I fact, some stories mentioned in the book make you weep! These were facts and happened in different areas in Oman, a lot of valuable lives lost on the roads.

What should be next? This kind of book should not be kept in shelves for decoration, but must be circulated widely. How? It won’t be a bad idea if this book could be read in colleges where the message and awareness of road accidents can be shared with students who recently passed the driving test.

All drivers must read it as well as it will help them to take care while driving and past mistakes should not be repeated. The book can definitely add value for the Police, while giving instructions to new drivers.

Majid Al Suleimany has been successful in conveying his message – and this message will be kept and passed to the coming generations.

Message To Me –

Dear Guru – Really a great job by publishing the book Behind The Wheel in Arabic! I went through it. I liked it very much and my boss took one copy! My wife and my sister are reading the same! It’s a great contribution not to Oman alone but to the entire Arab World! Allah Maak! (God be with you) Ameen

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Book Review – The Arab Manager: Psychology, Outlook and Thinking!

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A first-time must-read book written in a frank, open and honest approach. Author Majid Al Suleimany’s The Arab Manager: Psychology, Outlook and Thinking!exposes his personal viewpoint on the critical realities about Arab Management. Candidly admitting he has no intention to target or harm anyone! This book is a soul searching and critical evaluation of one’s own people – admiring the culture and work in his religion – and the pitfalls and lackluster attitude of the Managers viewed in the perspective of the principles of Management. He points out important ideas with a focus, desire and objective to learn, correct and give remedy to any mistake – for improvements especially in the Arab Management sphere.

It is a beautiful literary research works book! As an Omani, the Author offers great insight into his country’s Management issues, but he is quick to point out that many of the observations he makes can be applied to business throughout the Arab World! While the subject matter will mainly appeal to readers approaching it from an Arab perspective, students of international business can also learn a lot from the Author’s research.

The original book was also reviewed by The US Review of Books also and had won The Gold Seal of Literary Excellence 2013.

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2     Book Review – The Sequel! Between Us Only! 

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Demonstrating his sharp eye, value for culture and tradition, and fearlessness, acclaimed Omani Author Majid Al Suleimany upholds the witty bravado of The Sequel! Between Us Only! – to bring forth the second volume of his great collection of commentaries from his columns in The Oman Daily Observer (the columns have now ended!). The Sequel once more invokes Al Suleimany’s unique, clever and arresting writing as he continues to address the ordinary, the everyday, the disturbing, the latest, and even the unmentionable to touch Readers with clear, elegant prose, unfailingly exuding the humorous touch even in the most serious of topics!

His unique style of writing is ‘with a fresh approach and direct from the heart’ and as if speaking to you known to him for quite a while – and giving personal examples and exposures (and reliable sources) to illustrate his points, assertions, views and suggestions – a type of approach hardly found in other Authors!

Let Al Suleimany’s twenty-first-century Arabic point of view enlighten, inform and charm you once more! See his coverage of International arena topics as coming from the Moderate Arab Camp (GCC).

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Book Review – It Is All About Driving!

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Book Review – It Is All About Driving!   

 Wednesday 02nd, October 2013                 

Written by Oman Observer in Features

Behind the Wheel! Being the Safe Driver! The New Road Safety Novel! By Majid Al Suleimany.

Available at Family Bookshop MQ and at WHSmith in Oman

Based on real and true stories about Road Traffic Accidents victims — the impact and repercussions on their lives — their families, loved ones and all those around them — and as precautions and learning experiences to others!

If even one accident can be prevented on reading this book, then the purpose and intent of the book will have been achieved! This eye-opening book emphasises the importance of road safety and careful driving through a collection of real-life stories from accident victims who share the hard experiences and lessons they learned in order to better educate drivers everywhere.

A vital read for anyone behind the wheel, this priceless book has the ability to save lives. Inspired by a horrific crash which took the lives of a co-worker’s family — Behind the Wheel! Being the Safe Driver! The New Road Safety Novel! — strives to encourage safer driving across the world. Filled with dramatic, true stories of accidents and loss, the book’s poignant moments are sure to resonate with all readers. Whether an accident results in injury, property loss, or simply a shaken emotional self, reckless driving always has consequences. From horrible injuries to destroyed families, this enlightening book does a fantastic job of giving all readers reasons to become safe drivers.

Already being lauded as one of the most important books to come out this year — Behind the Wheel! Being the Safe Driver! The New Road Safety Novel! — is poised to make a large impact on Omani streets. With favourable reviews and blessings from top figures in society, it’s clear to see that this is exactly the book that the nation has been waiting for. Using a noble goal and an effective method, this eye-opening book is certain to make a difference in every driver’s life.

The Sultanate of Oman has one of the highest number of automobile accidents and casualties in the world. With such rampant and reckless automobile behaviours on the rise, there has never been a better time to change the culture and safety of our roads.

With this groundbreaking new book, drivers across the nation will finally have proof in hand as to why they should drive safer. Filled with heartbreaking and emotional true stories, this illuminating book shows drivers everywhere the dangers of the road and the true cost of negligence.

With high-ranking officials across the country acknowledging the importance of road safety, it’s time for drivers everywhere to be more careful and drive safer. An invaluable road safety tool, this work can save lives all across the country.

This eye-opening book by Majid Al Suleimany emphasises the importance of road safety and careful driving through a collection of real-life stories from accident victims who share the hard experiences and lessons they learned in order to better educate drivers everywhere

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Accolades – Being The Safe Driver!

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A          From BankMuscat Management Team

Dear Majid;

Being The Safe Driver!

We truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and initiative in bringing out this publication which is the need of the hour; with the number of accidents in the Sultanate rising at an alarming rate.

As we understand,  the major cause of accidents is significantly relating to reckless driving and the book provides true real accounts that shed light on the value of safety and defensive driving.

We commend your efforts to educate residents of Oman to take this important issue sincerely.

Wishing you all the very best for your future publications.

With best regards

Management – BankMuscat

March 25, 2013

B           Kirkus Reviews – March 26th 2013

TITLE INFORMATION

 BEING THE SAFE DRIVER!

Behind The Wheel! The New Road Safety Novel!

Al Suleimany, Majid

CreateSpace (448 pp.)

$32.00 paperback

ISBN: 978-1481843034; February 2, 2013

 BOOK REVIEW

 A heartfelt, enthusiastic series of instructions and warnings about road safety.

Al Suleimany, a columnist for the Oman Daily Observer, observes that the Sultanate of Oman has one of the highest motorist casualty rates in the world, and he sets out in this book (not actually a novel, but rather a collection of dramatic real-life incidents) to raise Omani awareness of the causes—and results—of carelessness on the country’s roadways.

 The book shows endorsements by HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said (who, like many Omanis, has himself been involved in accidents prevention campaigns), including the Omani Grand Mufti and the Royal Omani Police.

 Al Suleimany stresses that the dangers involved are communal: “There can be no Omani in the Sultanate who has not been touched closely by a road death and yet we see dangerous driving every time we travel the roads.” As a newspaperman, Al Suleimany highlights printed accident reports: “Every day we see also in the newspapers about road casualty figures in the newspapers—but as usual in the coming story we never imagine or visualize that it could be someone we know well or related to.”

 The work shows examples of motorists making bad or careless choices (it’s also full of accident photos and emotional reminders of the loved ones left behind when a driver dies or kills someone). The author points out several underlying causes of all this tragedy: Oman as a culture is new to driving; it has been “thrust into the 21st century in a matter of a few decades”; and Oman has newly prosperous youth who prize fast cars over safety. The author attempts to prevent new-driver heedlessness by underscoring the personal tragedies that can result from reckless driving. Al Suleimany issues stern warnings about the

high cost of irresponsibility, and although a good deal of the book is Oman-specific, many of those warnings have global applications.

 A detailed, compassionate call for greater motorist responsibility in Oman.

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Book available in Oman at Family Bookshops MQ – and WHSmith The Wave. Price OMR 12/= – same price as USA!

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A Cry For Help!

By Majid Al Suleimany

Trafford Publishing

Reviewed by Peter M. Fitzpatrick

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“Our religion is one of faith, compassion, love, tolerance, and understanding – yet some of us use its name to justify their wanton and indiscriminate acts.”

This book is a large collection of articles the author has written for the book and from his newspaper column entitled “Between Us Only” in the Oman Daily Observer. He writes from a management perspective and thirty years employment in human resources and training. No punches are pulled in describing his experiences with racial prejudice in big corporation culture, both from expatriate staff and even his fellow Omani workers.

But the scope is not limited to business issues. Reasons for the economic lag in Arabic countries are also floated: “I suspect that a real problem exists in the mind of Arabs: They do not feel that they own their own countries.” These issues seem prescient of the contemporary “Arab Spring.” The al-Qaeda phenomenon is analyzed, as is the since-repressed popular rebellion against the re-election of Ahmedinejad in Iran.

His reporting on the actual conditions that foreign workers must suffer in the oil-super-rich country of Dubai are astounding. The bulk of the book is about management and human resource issues, however, and the author’s commentary is unique in its Arabic and Muslim perspective.

Suleimany originally wanted to break up the book into topics, but was told by his countries Censor Board to print them chronologically. The result is one that might put off more academically interested readers in Arabic management issues. There are no neat categories to index or access in an orderly fashion. But the general drift of the writing is illuminatingly simple. Simple human respect and kindness, universal values that transcend culture and creed, are re-affirmed throughout.

The tone of the book is journalistic, not too far from the sense of an American editorial column. It is filled with concrete examples of the way companies operate in the Arab world and as such is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in that subject. It is not a book on management theory in the abstract; the author’s rationale is moral and ethical, based on an Islamic understanding of the human condition. His approach is moderate, however, with the result being more light on effective corporate management, from the unique perspective of a manager-writer form Oman

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