Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Swordless and The Talkless

Kif hal ? Kuwais ?
Today is Sunday. Sunny day (remembering Abg Ude).

Yesterday, I just finished reading The Swordless Samurai, written by Kitami Masao, and translated by Tim Clark. You can see it here .

I bought it in Kafu, at only RM5. Some kind of narrated-style guide to seek some knowledge about leadership wisdom. The swordless samurai refers to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who had successfully unified the Japan in 16th century. He could hardly play sword and actually not a swordman, and had a short body, and a monkey face. He called himself 'Monkey King' when he unified Japan. This book is the compilation of his documents and letters that he wrote himself.

Started his career as a peasant. Then slowly made his way to unite Japan, by joining Oda Nobunaga clan. He unified Japan with less bloodshed and wars. Most of his conquers succeeded by diplomacy.

Some sharing ;

1. Samurai means : To serve
2. The art of leadership lies in serving others, not being served.
3. Be a leader, not a superior.
4. Risk all to win all.
5. Always build an inner-circle (personal relationship) with your companions, and never neglect it.
6. Always write letters by yourself to your followers.
7. Focus on giving.
8. Loyalty can be earned, but not purchased.
9. Choose a leader that has a vision, it makes the followers know what to do.
10. Avoid overindulgence, it will destroy you.

Actually it is so much to share. But what elated me is that all tips and secrets above are just what our Prophet has shown and guided, and urged us to do.

سيد القوم خادمهم

"A leader is his followers' servant"

Then I came to conclusion, that world has it's own law, that applies to all people. Maybe we could not see the secret of leading people through Sirah Nabawiyah, and more preferably choose the Western Books, but I think what matters us is the result, what you do ? what you will do and what you've done ?

Everyone is a leader of himself. I purchased this book to prepare myself for leading people for the better future, at least my own family.

His final words (in that book) :

" Before I go, I will leave you with one last secret. The final secret is that there is no secret. Devote yourself to your leader. Work hard. Be grateful. Act blodly. Soma may deride such suggestions as commonplace, and they'd be right : They are common. But to see them successfully enacted in this world is rare indeed. And as I hope I've demonstrated, great leaders can evolve from the most common of beginnings. "

A daie is indeed a leader, is it not ?
Maybe what suits the daie .. is Talkless Daie. Maybe, I sense some similarities.


p/s : After this I have to focus on buku kuliah.



  1. imang9:53 pm

    "..great leaders can evolve from the most common of beginnings"

    haha bes2. satu harapan utk org yang sangat biase2 macam imang.

    dan sile lah start bace buku kuliah oredi.

  2. mil cop nak bace pasni!
    (tu pun kalau org rmh bagi line, tolong doakan)

    ok, start bace buku kuliah!!

  3. nak baca gak.. takde jual kat malaysia ker?

  4. salam muaz..
    buku tu dibeli di Carrefour, Wangsa Maju. Kat tempat buku murah-murah RM5. Boleh la cari di situ. InsyaAllah masih ada.
    Selamat membaca.

  5. thaaqhib5:32 pm

    sebulan lah

    macam biasa

    dan benda baik..apa salahnya

  6. soldier.Hissoldier1:31 am

    salam, mashaAllah its kindA cool that a cheap book that was bought in carrefour(boycott , so dont go there unless you wish to kill the palestinians and support the propaganda that has beeen going around this world)could t. anyways have really awesome stuff in it. but i truly believe its how people read it and how their intentions are when they read it. some people just read and thats it. mashaAllah its a great thing to do.
    Anyways muslims are leaders since they went trough puberty as they are responsible towards they 3amal and duties for Allah. ...idont wanna write to long as imight as well write my own blog . salam

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