Renowned banker Nazir Razak has launched his debut book titled "What's in a Name", which tells of the key events that defined his life and his ideas for the way forward for the nation.

The book is available in most bookstores from November 8, and online pre-orders are also being fulfilled.

In a press statement, the youngest son of second prime minister Abdul Razak Hussein, said that the book touches on his family, career, business, and the nation's politics.

"Tun Razak left us when I was 9-years-old, and this book-writing project gave me the opportunity to understand my father; the person and the leader.

"It made me realize that his most important legacy lies in the more intangible set of values, principles, and methods he applied, whereas the tangible institutions, policies, or programmes he had established may or may not be suited for different times," said Nazir, who is also the former CEO and chairman of the CIMB Group.

"What's in a Name" also deals with the importance of context in decision making, and the hard choices that one has to make.

"I recount, for instance, my anxieties in relation to many events that unfolded, such as the tough first few years of my career at CIMB, banking mergers, and the 1MDB crisis."

In the book, Nazir, will also provide critical analysis of the country's political economy, discuss what ails us as a nation, and suggest what needs to be done to create a better Malaysia for all.

"I argue that the path to a better future may well lie in our past, in the form of a new deliberative platform similar to the National Consultative Council of 1970," he said.

Early copies of the book have already been read and endorsed by Malaysians of different generations and backgrounds, as well as renowned international figures.

The Malay version of the book will be available next year while the version for the United Kingdom will go on sale on November 18.

In addition to having led the CIMB Group into one of the most successful banks in ASEAN during his stint, Nazir, who is also the brother of former premier Najib Razak, also wore many other hats, including as a member of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Investment Panel from 2002 to 2017.

His current stints include being the chairman of PLS Plantations and Non-Executive Chairman of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad, as well as a board member of the Urological Cancer Trust Fund of Universiti Malaya.