Author Hussain Najadi Enthralls Readers with His Dramatic Life Story

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A riveting memoir that affirms one’s belief in life’s purpose, spirit of adventure, and unbridled optimism

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“My own story starts in a different era. Life then had been lived as it was by generation upon generation for perhaps a thousand years. This tradition provided society with its rules and ritual, its comfort and stability. From my youngest years onwards, I was to break the mould of that tradition.” These powerful, optimistic, and very inspiring lines come from author Hussain Najadi, a man who has proven his willpower and uncovered his own life’s true purpose and who will take readers on a life-changing journey and adventure with his dramatic life story in The Sea and the Hills.

“The adventurer roams, sometimes in peril, but always in a sense of wonder and amazement.” This has been Najadi’s hallmark while trekking the path toward his life’s true purpose. In this book, readers will find the story of a poor boy, his memories, and his destiny which are intermingled in the elite world of high finance and injustice—it is a determined exploration into the theme called destiny. The dramatic arc of his story rises in success, but cannot be said to crash in tragedy. It is about the setbacks he has faced that fed in further growth. Generally, this book is an affirmation of belief in life’s purpose, of a spirit of adventure, and of unbridled optimism.

Najadi believes the holistic moral of any man’s life story is best appreciated when seen from a distance, with the benefit of time and perspective. Only then is the landscape laid out in its full beauty; the hills and valleys, and the glittering sea on the horizon. This book will inspire readers to fervently search their life’s true purpose, live a meaningful life, and win against trials and tribulations.

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About the Author
To the British authorities in colonial Bahrain, Hussain Najadi was a rebel, a dangerous student activist and trouble-maker leading the agitation for independence. Today, he is Chairman and CEO of the AIAK Group, a corporate and advisory firm based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – and he still has that rebellious streak. Throughout a four-decade career of sensational highs and lows in global finance, sales and business, he has never abandoned his commitment to social justice and the human side of capitalism. Best known for having founded, in 1975, Arab Malaysian Banking (AmBank), currently Malaysia’s fifth-largest banking group, he is also the founding strategic adviser to number of commercial and investment banks in Malaysia. He has pioneered numerous other business links between the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Europe, in whose diverse cultures and languages he is equally at home. A lecturer and essayist, Mr. Najadi is a frequent speaker at conferences and forums. He founded and served as director of the Euro-Asian Center at the prestigious INSEAD business school at Fontainebleau, France (1977-85), while also chairing the initial gathering of developing countries at the Davos Economic Symposium (World Economic Forum), Switzerland.

The Sea and the Hills * by Hussain Najadi
The Life of Hussain Najadi
Publication Date: March 23, 2012
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 285 pages; 978-1-4691-8093-9
Trade Hardback; AU$49.99; 285 pages; 978-1-4691-8094-6
Ebook; AU$ 3.99; 978-1-4691-8095-3
Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at 1-800-618-969. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (02) 8282-5055 or call 1-800-618-969.

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