Author Archive for: Rizwan Virk
Rizwan Virk (“Riz”) is a well-known entrepreneur, author, independent film producer, and angel investor in Silicon Valley. He started his first company on a shoestring budget at the age of 23 and rapidly grew it into a multi-million dollar operation with offices around the country. Since then, he has started, grown, and sold several high tech companies in enterprise software, video games, and online advertising. He has also been an advisor and mentor to dozens of other entrepreneurs and filmmakers. Riz is also the author of Zen Entrepreneurship: Walking the Path of the Career Warrior, a story and guidebook to help others find both spiritual and professional success.
His entrepreneurial exploits have been featured in Inc. Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Tech Crunch, and GameSpot, and were even skewered by the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He writes and speaks regularly about entrepreneurship, video games, film-making, and spiritual growth.
Mr. Virk is a graduate of MIT in Computer Science and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. To learn more, visit his website at zenentrepreneur.com.
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Entries by Rizwan Virk
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that there aren’t any hard and fast rules for success. Most advice works some of the time; no advice works all the time. Then how do you find the way to true success and happiness? My advice is to look for tension in life; tension is created by forces pulling in different directions. What forces? Here’s a few (but if you look you can find many more opposing forces, work vs. play, family vs. professional, in any situation): Logic vs. Intuition. From my spiritual training, I’ve learned to listen to and follow my intuition… Read more.
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