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And ninety other ideas to build your business and career by Mark H. McCormack By Fareeha Qayoom

And ninety other ideas to build your business and career by Mark H. McCormack

By Fareeha Qayoom


like McCormack’s work. I read his “Success Secrets” years ago. It was a good read so when I saw his latest work called “Never Wrestle with a Pig,” on ‘Readings’ shelf. I bought it immediately.

never wrestle with a pig

Absorbing, interesting, funny, to the point as usual and full of useful insights, it’s a must-read. Some of the tips and advice mentioned by McCormack, I have learnt the hard way myself at work – for example, in a conflict between a boss and a subordinate, the management will always support the chain of command, hence, your boss, never you, even if you are right. That’s so true. I have seen it happen so many times in real life. Or never argue with your boss, you would always lose the argument or People who count on luck rarely get lucky. Or Work when you are at work. Finish your day on time. Or Start your day one hour early.

The best advice is “never wrestle with a pig, you get dirty and only the pig enjoys it.” Do read it. ■

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Fareeha Qayoom
Fareeha Qayoom
Publisher and editor-in-chief of and former print editions of The Knit-Xtyle Fashion Review (tkfr), a trade newsletter for the textile and apparel industry of Pakistan. In short, Publisher, editor, and a blogger. In addition, she has served as Managing Editor of MIT Technology Review Pakistan, print and web editions (2015-16). Total of 7 editions were published under her leadership by ITU, Punjab's first public technology university under the license of MIT Technology Review (USA). She has also managed Value Mag in the same capacity, a real estate and lifestyle magazine for Value TV - 2008-9. Published freelancer for The News on Sunday 1994-96. Fareeha has over 21 years of solid management experience – of managing brands (like Harley Davidson, Munsingwear, Chaps, Chaps Ralph Lauren etc.,), Retailers (like Target, Mervyns, Kohl's, Marks and Spencer etc.,), customers (VPs, Product Managers, Unit Managers, and Buyers), and products (apparel - woven, knits, men's, women's, children's, Print and online publishing units), projects, teams, and processes, information, content, and data, staff, vendors, and time. Versatile and adaptable with international exposure, communication and language skills (oral and written), and a consistent track record of achieving company targets and objectives, plus a MA in Political Science from Punjab University, a MSc in Economics from La Salle University, Louisiana, USA, and a BA in Economics from Kinnaird College for Women.


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