From Dirt Roads to Black Gold is the story of my life. I grew up in a small village in Pakistan and arrived in Edmonton, Canada with just $30 in 1973. I did backbreaking hard work, encountered frequent challenges and religious persecution. I persevered and built several successful businesses in the USA and Canada using common sense, hard work, consistency and determination.
My wife was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in June 2014 and this led me to write this book. I grew my businesses in a highly competitive, extremely fluctuating market. This book is for those who have ever doubted themselves or their abilities. My message is simple: perseverance, consistency and self-belief will make you successful. All proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit charitable causes supported by the YBC Foundation.
Comments from Amazon-verified readers
A great story about the importance of family, hard work and resilience. This man has lived the American dream while staying true to his heritage. Many important messages about life. Thankful that this book has been written and can be shared! – Melissa Krantz
This is a true, incredible story of an individual from Pakistan who, through perseverance and drive, went from cab driver, assembly worker and door to door salesman, to an extremely successful oil and gas entrepreneur . Throughout his life, he maintained his ethical foundation and is a great example of fortitude, persistence , and never giving up- an inspiration for anyone who reads this book. -Mike
I am impressed by the drive it required to keep pushing the limits and not just coast once he was comfortable. I am inspired by the business aggression and leadership he portrayed throughout hard times, but I am more impressed by the very honest and personal insight he shared in this book. I highly recommend it for any business minded person. – Sean Deenihan