Sheikh Mohammed publishes English-language edition of new book ‘Flashes of Thought’

WAM DUBAI, 14th September 2013 (WAM)– Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, published the English-language edition of his new book today.

‘Flashes of Thought’ is a collection of diverse reflections on the ideas, principles and experiences that have defined Sheikh Mohammed’s leadership role in the development of Dubai and the UAE, as well as his personal journey as an Arab statesman on the world stage.

The book is remarkable for its eclectic range of topics and for offering insights into Sheikh Mohammed’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.

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

The Arabic edition of Flashes of Thought was published in May 2013 and has already become a local best-seller. Sheikh Mohammed’s previously published works include “My Vision”, ‘Spirit of the Union’, and several poetry collections.

Flashes of Thought is published by Motivate and is available at all major bookstores in the UAE and online from and


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