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  • Paperback
  • 358 pages
  • حياة في الإدارة
  • Ghazi A. Algosaibi
  • Arabic
  • 28 December 2019

10 thoughts on “حياة في الإدارة

  1. says:

    This is my book from Saudi Arabia for the Read The World challenge. I was looking for Saudi novels, and found Algosaibi because, as well as being a government minister and then ambassador, he wrote poetry and novels; one of which, An Apartment Called Freedom, was translated into English. What intrigued me enough to buy this memoir is that some of his books were banned in Saudi Arabia, including An Apartment Called Freedom — which was published while he was the Saudi ambassador to the UK and Ireland, a post he continued in for another 8 years.

    That’s a weird situation, right? I guess it’s not necessarily actively hypocritical to keep serving a government which has banned one of your books, but there is certainly a tension there. So, that was intriguing, as I say.

    And I just thought it might be interesting to read an insiders’ view of what is after all a very unusual country: one of the last full-blown monarchies, a virtual theocracy, a regional superpower, a brutally oppressive state given unswerving support by the US, the home of the holiest places in one of the world’s great religions, a sparsely populated desert state that became wealthy very quickly by an accident of geology.

    Unfortunately, this book was written with his civil servant/diplomat hat on, and it is a very civil, very diplomatic memoir which confines itself strictly to his professional life and fastidiously avoids anything too controversial. Many of the aspects of Saudi society that seem intriguing to an outsider are completely ignored: the treatment of women, for example. And he doesn’t even mention the banning of his own books. I suspect the bans were more symbolic than real for the kind of elite circles he moved in: any of his chums who wanted to read them could just pick up a copy when they were out of the country. But even that symbolism is interesting, and it would have been interesting to read what he had to say about it.

    Still, it was about as readable and interesting as one could hope for from the professional memoir of a technocrat. It’s written in a lively manner with plenty of (suitably tame) anecdotes, and although it comes across as slightly self-serving, I can believe he was a genuinely effective administrator: hard-working and pragmatic, keen to be well-informed, careful to keep in contact with the end users of whichever project he was running, whether railways or electrification or the health service.

    Not everything I hoped for, then, but quite interesting.


  2. says:

    Such a great role model


  3. says:

    The guy who held 4 ministries tells his story. The king loved him, but one day he criticized the king publicly imitating his role model, almutanabi, so he got fired. He was then appointed as ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Bahrain then London.

    After the book was published he held the ministry of Labor before passing away in 2010.

    More comments later.


  4. says:

    My all time favorite book! I can never get bored of reading it.


  5. says:

    The first half of the book was a bit boring but the second half was amazing.


  6. says:

    This book is a treasure, deserve more than five stars, and definitely want to read more for the author


  7. says:

    a great genuis of his time may god rest his soul a man who gave a lot


  8. says:

    Hate the book and the raving hyped lies about it !


  9. says:

    A giant in Saudi history and you're reading his mind. A must read to every one who's interested in management, leadership and government.


  10. says:

    It’s the first book I’ve read without getting bored.


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حياة في الإدارة[PDF / EPUB] حياة في الإدارة إن كثيراً من النقاش الذي يدور حول الإدارة هو نقاش لفظي عقيم لا يهم أن تكون الإدارة علماً أو فناً، فالفرق بين ال إن كثيراً من النقاش الذي يدور حول الإدارة هو نقاش لفظي عقيم لا يهم أن تكون الإدارة علماً أو فناً، فالفرق بين العلم والفن مسألة تتعلق بالتعريف أكثر من تعلقها بالجوهر ولا يهم أن يولد الإنسان إدارياً، حياة في PDF/EPUB ² أو يكتسب المقدرة الإدارية من التجربة، فما يعنينا هو النتيجة النهائية ولا يهم أن يكون الإداري واسع الثقافة أو متوسطها، فالموضوع لا يبدأ وينتهي بالثقافة ولا يهم أن يكون الإداري هادئ الأعصاب أو متوترها، سمح الأخلاق أو شرسها، ثقيل الظل أو خفيف الدم، محبوباً أو مكروهاً، فكل هذه صفات تهم الإنسان ولكنها لا تهم الكائن، الإداري لا يهم عندما يتعلق الأمر بالقيادة الإدارية سوى.


About the Author: Ghazi A. Algosaibi

غازي عبد الرحمن القصيبيHe was a Saudi Arabian politician, diplomat, technocrat, poet, and novelist He was an intellectual and a member of the Al Gosaibi family that is one of the oldest and richest trading families of حياة في PDF/EPUB ² Saudi Arabia and Bahrain Al Gosaibi was considered among Saudi Arabia's topmost technocrats since the mid s The Majalla called him the Godfather of Renovation.