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Self help. Regurgitated. 

Self help. Regurgitated. 

After reading so many self help or development books, I think I’m veering toward the the idea that they’re mostly unimaginative and uncreative regurgitaions. And that I would be better served – and entertained – by reading fiction.

Any you would recommend?


Beyond the 5-star hotels

My good friend and uber creative person Mohammed Buhasan visited this afternoon and presented me with his latest books; this one in his hands is FUNtastic Bahrain – a brilliant project in which he explores various aspects and secrets that only locals are privvy to. Things like how we negotiate, how we order our khubiz, what we normally have for breakfast, how to become a real Bahraini by partaking in some Aloo Basheer and the like…

The other two books he brought with him were fabulous too, both funded by the Abu Dhabi Culture & Heritage, the first is about the local worry beads – the Misbah – and the second is about Arabian Swords and their makers in Bahrain.

What a fantastic effort by Mohammed and his company Al-Waraqoon. Well done indeed!

If you have a chance, buy his pictorial books, they will be – and should be – the centerpieces of any coffee table, home or office.

UPDATE 101221: This book (and others published by Mohammed) is available at Jashenmal’s. The retail price is BD15. Well worth getting and giving as Christmas or corporate gifts.

This is what the box looks like, for those who asked. It's available at Jashenmal's in City Centre