Know Your CEO
surf. Stuck by the apparent futility of the task as there were hundreds of starfish awash on the shore, the man exclaims, “You must be crazy! There are thousands of starfish stranded here. You can’t possibly make any difference.” At that, the person stooped down to pick up another starfish and throw him back into the sea. He then turned back to the man and said, “It surely made a difference to that one.” The moral of the story is that by starting small, one can hope to accomplish something big and ultimately make a difference in the lives of many. This is what forms the main crux of the book and hence, prepares the reader for what is to come.
Though the detailed accounts provided are quite interesting as they provide rare, never-before-seen snapshots of the kind of lives these individuals led prior to becoming famous, the writing style leaves a little to be desired. For one, in an attempt to sound conversational, the writer has overdone it; with Urdu words written in Roman English to each sentence punctuated with one too many commas to even the misuse of ellipses to signal a pause between two arguments, the writing style leaves the reader slightly baffled and, quite frankly, a little exhausted.
Still, the effort spent in accumulating so much information about each individual highlighted in the book is highly commendable as it is a rather cumbersome, not to mention a timeconsuming job. Anyone looking to enhance one’s knowledge about the leaders of our country need not look any further as ‘100 Performing CEOs & Leaders of Pakistan’ by Ijaz Nisar aims to satisfy the need to know everything one needs to know about their favorite role model. In addition, the entire tone of the book, to say the least, is full of inspiration and hope. It aims to motivate the reader with stories of struggle and hardship in order to make him realize that he too can, with the right amount of determination and hard work, hope to achieve success and ultimately be a source of inspiration to others as well.