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Jawad Mian

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Jawad Mian is the founder of Stray Reflections, an independent global macro research firm with a focus on major investment themes. His clients include some of the world's largest hedge funds, family offices, and institutional investors.
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Rabbit & Bear
Rabbit's Bad Habits (1)
Julian Gough - Jan 08, 2019 (first published in 2016)
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Avalanches, snowmen, a hungry wolf…and more!When Bear wakes up early from her hibernation, she decides to build a snowman. Her grumpy neighbor, Rabbit, decides to build an even better one. Rabbit & Bear: Rabbit’s Bad Habits is full of laugh-out-loud moments and chronicles the forming of an unlikely friendship. With illustrations throughout, this ch...
Jawad Mian
Apr 13, 2021
Best book I’ve read this year. Highly recommend the entire Rabbit & Bear series for bedtime reading.      source
The Alchemist
25th Anniversary Edition
Paulo Coelho - Sep 09, 2014 (first published in 1988)
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Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. What starts out as a journey to find...
Jawad Mian
Mar 28, 2021
The book that got me to dream. Santiago’s journey was a huge inspiration in my twenties.      source
The Forty Rules of Love
A Novel of Rumi
Elif Shafak - Apr 26, 2011 (first published in 2009)
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In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her novel The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak incarnates Rumi's timeless message of loveThe Forty Rules of Love unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives--one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish ...
Jawad Mian
Mar 14, 2021
@abbasabdul Yes, great book      source
The Fall
Albert Camus - May 07, 1991 (first published in 1956)
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Jean-Baptiste Clamence, a successful Parisian barrister, has come to recognize the deep-seated hypocrisy of his existence. His epigrammatic and, above all, discomforting monologue gradually saps, then undermines, the reader's own complacency....
Jawad Mian
Mar 01, 2021
@jamesmadelin The Fall, excellent book      source
The Inner Game of Tennis
The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
W. Timothy Gallwey - May 27, 1997 (first published in 1974)
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The Inner Game of Tennis is a revolutionary program for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. Now available in a revised paperback edition, this classic bestseller can change the way the game of tennis is played....
Jawad Mian
Dec 16, 2020
Best book I’ve read this year.      source
Stray Reflections
Jawad Mian - May 10, 2020
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When asked “What is the goal of a writer?” author Anne Lamott responded, “To help others have this sense of wonder, of seeing things anew, things that can catch us off guard, that break in on our small, bordered worlds.”This is what Jawad Mian achieves with Stray Reflections, an intimate account of his journey through life and lessons learned along...
Jawad Mian
Jul 23, 2020
Here at last. An antidote to the great angst of modern life. 🎉 This book delivers distilled infusions of clarity and inspiration. Your mind will thank you later.👇      source
The Book of Aphorisms
Being a translation of Kitab al-Hikam
Ibn ‘Ata’illah al-Iskandari - May 25, 2018 (first published in 1305)
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للسير إلى الله آداب يتحلى بها المريد والشيخ ؛ وحتى تصبح القلوب عارفة بالله لا بد من امتلائها بالإيمان ، ولا بد أيضًا من صاحب يجتمع له معرفة وحال و مقامات ؛ كما يجب حسن الظن بالله مع تجنب الذنوب صغيرها وكبيرها والتوبة على الزلة والتقصير ؛ مع الحرص على العمل الكثير دون فرح بهذا العمل . وإن فرح بعمله فمن حيث إنه فضل من الله عز وجل . كما يجب التحلي بال...
Jawad Mian
Jul 16, 2020
@xmjEE @Hiiamgiancarlo Best book I read in last 12 months and one I will return to every year      source
Let My People Go Surfing
The Education of a Reluctant Businessman--Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual
Yvon Chouinard - Sep 06, 2016 (first published in 2005)
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In his long-awaited memoir, Yvon Chouinard-legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.-shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian blacksmith to the thrilling, amb...
Jawad Mian
Jul 11, 2020
15) Highly recommend reading Yvon’s book “Let my people go surfing” for more insights.      source
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Managing Oneself
Peter F. Drucker - Jan 06, 2008 (first published in 2007)
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We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: with ambition, drive, and talent, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession regardless of where you started out. But with opportunity comes responsibility. Companies today aren't managing their knowledge workers careers. Instead, you must be your own chief executive officer. That means it's up...
Jawad Mian
Jun 28, 2020
I just finished "Managing Oneself" by Peter Drucker. It is a great short book I wish I had discovered earlier. Here are some lessons that stuck with me:      source
Islam and the Destiny of Man
Charles Le Gai Eaton - Sep 30, 1985
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Islam and the Destiny of Man by Charles Le Gai Eaton is a wide-ranging study of the Muslim religion from a unique point of view. The author, a former member of the British Diplomatic Service, was brought up as an agnostic and embraced Islam at an early age after writing a book (commissioned by T.S. Eliot) on Eastern religions and their influence up...
Jawad Mian
Mar 28, 2020
@jugs_pannu I’m not sure, but you could read the book “Islam and The Destiny of Man” by Charles Le Gai Eaton      source
The Theory Of Moral Sentiments
Adam Smith - Sep 10, 2010 (first published in 1759)
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What can he added to the happiness of the man who is in health, who is out of debt, and has a clear conscience? To one in this situation, all accessions of fortune may properly be said to be superfluous; and if he is much elevated upon account of them, it must be the effect of the most frivolous levity. This situation, however, may very well be cal...
Jawad Mian
Dec 20, 2019
Adam Smith is known for The Wealth of Nations (1776). The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) is a far more important book. You can't understand the former without the spirit of the latter.      source
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
The Secrets of the Self by Muhammad Iqbal