QI Group Managing Director spreads his wisdom to Singaporeans.

Dozens of eager fans lined up to get their copies of The Gem Collection: A Compilation of Wisdom personally signed by author Joseph Bismark in Singapore on 12 February 2011.

The book was officially launched in the island republic by QI Director for Corporate Affairs Zaheer Merchant at a simple ceremony at the QuestNet Office*.

Book-signing session.

The book, which the author maintains “is not really a book but just a compilation of my musings and reflections, brought about by my experiences and insights on random, everyday matters,” has been described by many readers as a refreshing reminder of the priorities we need to focus on in today’s fast-paced world. It teaches us that true wealth stems from a life that is lived in harmony with oneself and the people around us.

The compilation was the result of a series of articles written by Mr Bismark for his blog, www.gemsofwisdom.net, with the aim of inspiring and motivating employees of the QI Group of Companies. The readers started sharing the gems of wisdom with family and friends and, the articles soon gained popularity. This prompted RYTHM House Publishing to put together and publish some of his favourites into this profound compilation of wisdom.

The Singapore launch of the book was witnessed by an enthusiastic crowd who couldn’t wait to get their books signed by the author. Many did not miss the photo opportunity and autographing session with the charismatic author. There was also a video presentation on the book and author. Exclusive gem collection bookmarks were given away with book purchases.

* In Singapore, the company is known by the brand name QuestNet.