The cover of 'Flashes of Thought' Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Flashes of Thought, the book written by Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is on the top list of bestselling books for 2013.

Flashes of Thought was inspired by an audience dialogue session at the Government Summit in the UAE in February 2013, during which Shaikh Mohammad answered questions and spoke at length on many themes. The book’s accessible and conversational style reflects the interactivity of that session.

The book’s introduction by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan says: “I say to my sons the youth and my brothers in key government positions that this book provides an opportunity to klearn from a successful Arab leader with a rich experience.”

The book features an eclectic range of topics and for offering insights into Shaikh Mohammad’s character as well as his leadership philosophy. Its concise chapters cover more than 30 subjects including management, creativity, risk-taking, ambition, motivation and success. He also draws universal lessons from personal anecdotes, childhood memories, and subjects as varied as happiness, horsemanship, football and poetry.