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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How do you feel about getting more out of life than you currently do? Can I ask you if you’ve found it harder than you thought it would be to achieve all you’ve wanted in life? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a simple way you could learn to think that made it easier to succeed and get what you want, than it was to struggle and eventually fail… Can you imagine it being easier to succeed than to fail? Too good to be true isn’t it? Well not if the way it’s taught is completely different to anything else you’ve tried before… Please don’t misunderstand me, the techniques you are about to learn are similar, maybe even the same. But what’s different is the way it is taught and the way you learn. If you’d like to try ‘something very different’ for yourself… Check out for free the first five chapters of my friend Andy Shaw’s book