By Kamran Hashim/Rafiq Vayani
KARACHI: Seasoned banker Siraj-ud-din Aziz in collaboration with PathFinder Group & Paramount Books hosted the launch ceremony of his seventh book titled as ‘The Art & Craft of Management’ on Friday 13th March 2020 at Pearl Continental Hotel here in Karachi.
This impressive book launch ceremony was widely attended by bankers, members of literary and academic circles, socialites and members of press.
Former Governor of State Bank of Pakistan Dr. Shamshad Akhtar in her foreword for Siraj-ud-din Aziz’s seventh book ‘The Art & Craft of Management’ wrote; “Mr. Aziz has written it real interesting, practical and easy read. He keeps the readers engaged with practical knowledge and hands-on experience. It is an inclusive repertoire of guidance on the do’s and don’ts of management that is driven by the valuable insight that he has garnered over his illustrious career.
This book can be beneficial for professionals from all walks of life and every rung of seniority can find some topic to benefit from. It offers understanding of corporate practices for new and seasoned leaders alike. Professionals will find valuable experiences and tips as they read this book.
The author of the book ‘The Art & Craft of Management’, Siraj-ud-din Aziz said; “this book contains articles written over a period of two years. Many of the subjects written are a consequence of what I saw, heard or experienced. No incident or any story in this book is either imaginary or a figment of fiction. They are real live drama that is enacted on the shop floor.”
Siraj-ud-din Aziz said further said; “being an actor and a spectator for over four decades on the corporate stage, I have written from what I experienced, what I witnessed and what I heard across several organizations in different geographies.”
“Being blessed to have worked at locations that offered multi-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-racial and multi-ethnicity settings, helped me immensely to accept, absorb, and imbibe the beauty of of diversity in a working environment”, he concluded.
Other distinguished speakers who spoke their heart out for Siraj-ud-din Aziz’s book were Miraj-ud-din Aziz authors brother, Nadiya Chishti Mujahid Professor for Social Science & Liberal Arts, Javed Jabbar Senator/former Federal Minister, Ikram Sehgal Chairman PathFinder Group/Defence Analyst and the Chief Guest of this launch ceremony Mr. Yaseen Anwar former Governor State Bank of Pakistan.