Short Updates 3

I am currently co-authoring with Shahabudeen Jalil a how-to book on entrepreneurship. The book will be in a simple, easy-to-read, 10 lessons format.

Stay tuned for updates on this project.

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Last weekend, PERSAMA organized the final selection test for the Malaysian team to the International Mathematical Olympiad 2009 (IMO 2009). Eleven students took the test, which lasted for two days. The names of the selected six students will be announced this Wednesday by Dr. Arsmah, Chairwoman of the Malaysia IMO 2009 Committee. All the best to the final six; to the rest; keep on mathematickin’.

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I have a few ideas on what to write in upcoming entries.

The first topic I have in mind is about the importance of writing out a debt contract (the longest verse in Al-Quran deals with debt contracts).

The second topic I’m thinking of is the “book-smart vs street-smart” debate. I’ll probably post the article at the Aidan Directors blog first (more readers there).

The third topic I’m planning to write in the near future is about rhetorical devices in writing. I just read “Figures of Speech: 60 Ways to Turn a Phrase” by Arthur Quinn. It is the best book I’ve read in months. At 95 pages, this book is comparable to Strunk & White in size, but the lessons contained in the two books couldn’t be more different from each other. In fact, “Figures of Speech” can be accurately described as the anti-Strunk & White.

2 Responses to Short Updates 3

  1. Alyna says:

    Wow that is great.. but who is shahabudeen jalil? and don’t u need to be a really successful entrepreneur first before u go around writing guide books on the subject? hee hee hee

  2. suhaimiramly says:

    no, you just have to be a good writer.

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