This is the unlikely, but true story of a man who had none of the qualities considered necessary for an entrepreneur no eccentric IT genius nor money-market marvel nor the innovator/creator of a new market. Instead, Alan was a hard-working obsessive-compulsive armed only with a ninth-grade education and some rat cunning whose parents’ dream was for him to work as a postman. In this funny, unforgettable and compelling account, he tells the tale of his most unlikely journey made every mistake fell into every trap bought every scam distracted by the usual suspects: squabbles over money, relationships in ruins, and pursued to the point of financial calamity and personal insanity by a vexatious litigant for ten years. It was only when Alan started ignoring conventional wisdom, and breaking all the rules of business, that everything turned around for him. This is a hands-on white-knuckle ride into that rarest of destinations the unvarnished truth. If you ever dreamed of creating a business empire from scratch, or wanted to learn something about the world of business, then you must read this extraordinary story.
AUTHOR: ALAN MANLY ISBN: 9780646966533 Publisher: A.K.A. PUBLISHING Subtitle: Author: ALAN MANLY
Education in Pakistan is in crisis and everyone has a list of recommendations to fix it. Few ask why there is a crisis in the first place, why it has persisted for 75 years, and why it has become worse with every passing decade.
This set of essays explores these unasked questions by locating the economic and political functions of education in their societal context and tracing their history in the subcontinent. The analysis calls into question the assumption that the state is always and unambiguously interested in improving education.
The realisation that education might be the terrain on which battles for the domination of society are fought can help explain many otherwise puzzling phenomena and one can begin to understand why in the 21st century, the focus of education in Pakistan is shifting from inquiry to dogma. The chasm between the education we should demand and the one we are being given is widening. This book raises the big question: How can this chasm be bridged?
Dr. Anjum Altaf, a member of the International Coalition for Education Reform in Pakistan (ICERP), obtained MA and PhD degrees from Stanford University. He was a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He is the author of Transgressions: Poems Inspired by Faiz Ahmed Faiz (2019), More Transgressions: Poems Inspired by Faiz Ahmed Faiz (2021), and co-author (with Amit Basole) of Thinking with Ghalib: Poetry for a New Generation (2021). ISBN: 9789697834457 Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS Subtitle: