Tamkin Riaz – Mr. Bun the Baker for the 21st Century?
Posted by markharrison on December 24, 2006
I received an email from my friend Tamkin Riaz this morning. In case there’s anyone out there investing in UK property who hasn’t met Tamkin, then he runs a series of networking events up and down the UK.
In any case, on to the email he sent, which explains what he name means:
“… The best translation from Arabic to English would be Al Tamkin u lil haqqi wa al `adala,
which, translated back into English, would mean:
“to empower people in their pursuit of truth and justice.” (I would add… and Wealth )
Tamkin, which also comes from tamakana simply means “empowerment.”
This somewhat reminded my of a series of books by the British author Robert Rankin. In these books, one of the minor characters (whose name I can’t remember) is a careers advisor at the school of the protagonist. Anyway, this careers adviser was influenced as a child by the smiling faces of “Mr. Bun the Baker” and all the others of that series, and decided that the path to happiness was to pick a career that fitted your name!
Tamkin has spent the last few years helping people (like me) empower ourselves, and providing a forum where a whole bunch of wealth-creating opportunities can be presented to us all.
To this event, if you are anywhere near London (or fog permitting, can get there), keep Saturday 13th January free if you can – there’s something very exciting due to happen then.