In his latest endeavour Mr.Sagheer Ahmed has tried to provide us a detailed description of time. Finding the traditional concept of time ‘management’ rather unsatisfactory, he ventures to improve upon it by introducing Time Topology.
In the first chapter of his book, Mr. Ahmed tries to explain the nature of time. Using Max Plank`s and Bertrand Russell`s ideas and theories, he arrives at a conclusion that time equals action divided by energy. Which implies that time and action are directly proportional while energy and time are inversely related. This concept of time seems to be completely innovative; and we learn about its practical implementation in the subsequent chapters. After theorizing time his own way, Mr. Ahmed focuses on how some of the great men in history used time.
The second chapter of the book differentiates between aim and need. The aim of a car is to transport, while fuel is its need. Similarly, we ought to clearly distinguish between our aims and needs to make an effective and purposeful use of our time. This distinction between aim and need is absolutely crucial to the understanding of the concept ofTime Topology.
Five dimensions of a human character – religious, educational, social, clinical and economical – are given in the third chapter. The fourth chapter of the book is the most important chaptr. Here the author describes eight categories of works – time consuming activities – along three axex: x (for important works), y (for urgent works) and z (for those works which are possible). William Hoffer`s paper How do you perceive time? has also been made good use of.
The fifth chapter highlights some of the time-wasting habits shile the sixth chapter enlists various time-saving habits. Frequently asked questions have been answered in the seventh chapter for a better understanding of readers.
The last chapter gives us different characteristics and pre-requisites of professionals like teachers, doctors, engineers and the like. Then certain habits are compared and some suggestions are made to replace habits like lying with speaking truth. But how to go about replacing such habits has not been told and therefore, a discrepancy remains in the work. We are also given nine ideal human models and the chapter ends with a prototype of a detailed life planner, which is nothing but brilliant and impressive. If thoroughly understood the king of life planner given in the book is surely bound to create a positive change in the reader`s personality.
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