Monday, June 03, 2013

Zen Entrepreneurship : Second Edition Now Available and a Bestseller!


“I started meditating, a path of personal growth, because I thought it could help accelerate my career. By the time I was done, I would begin to view my career as a way of accelerating my personal growth. I realized I had it backwards.”
                        -from Zen Entrepreneurship, Rizwan Virk

The second, expanded edition of my book, Zen Entrepreneurship: Walking the Path of the Career Warrior – was launched on Amazon recently and I'm happy to announce it's become an international bestseller in four countries!

Buy it on Amazon.com now:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/0983056919/
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What is this book about?

Zen Entrepreneurship reads like 3 books rolled into one:  a business tale, a spiritual adventure, and a handbook.

On one level, it’s the story of my very first startup, which I founded with my  good friend from MIT, Mitch Liu.  We didn’t really know what we were doing, but were very ambitious and to our surprise, the startup took off, and for a while it was one of the hottest startups on the East coast.  We had numerous articles written about us and Information Week called us one of 8 startups that CIOs of major corporations should watch. One this level, the book can be read as an interesting “startup tale”.

On another level, it’s a book about a path of spiritual growth.  Around this same time, I started meditating and working with a set of spiritual teachers and learning about “the hidden worlds”.  Back in those days, I didn’t care much about spiritual growth – or topics like dreams, finding my calling in life, karma, energetic patterns, synchronicity – I just wanted something that would help me mentally focus and have the mental stamina that a startup requires.  What I found was that the two were interrelated - more than I realized.  At this level, you can read it as a "tale of power" of a student being mentored - like The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, or the Teachings of don Juan. 

The third level, which is the most important in my opinion, is that this book is a handbook for bringing spiritual development and your work into one.  The Buddha once said: “Your work in life is to find your work and give your heart to it!”.  Rather than having your personal growth “over here”, while your work and your career is “over there”, the book describes the “Path of the Career Warrior”, which is a way to integrate the two paths into one.  In fact, the issues you are struggling with in your personal life and/or your meditation, are the same issues you will likely be dealing with in your career. If you have a startup, it’s even worse!

What have people said about the book?

“Tales of Power meets the Peaceful Warrior... in Silicon Valley! It's entertaining, humble, insightful and valuable - not just to entrepreneurs, but to anyone looking to manifest their dreams and make a difference in the world.”

           —Foster Gamble, Creator and Host, Thrive: What on Earth Will It Take

“You will come away with insight about yourself, guidance … and knowledge that you may not be able to acquire anywhere else save the mountaintops of the Himalayas.”
—Bookreview.com

 “Riz Virk brings the wisdom of ancient Eastern traditions into a purely Western setting. The result is an often hilarious but always insightful book that will change how you view career success and help you discover and walk your own unique path.”
—Marc Allen, author of Visionary Business, CEO and co-founder of New World Library

“Zen Entrepreneurship changed my life, it confirmed for me that 'clues' exist in the world around us and are powerful. I shared this book with every one of my clients from that point forward. Powerful. A must read... it reinforces that there is a bigger guide within us if we choose to listen”
—Lorin Beller, author of From Entrepreneur to Big Fish: 7 Principles of Wild Succes


What’s new in the second edition?

There’s at least 50 pages of new content based on feedback from readers in the years since I wrote the first edition  The new content transforms the book from a “fun story tor read” to a handbook, with summaries, principles, and exercises at the end of each chapter.

Many readers have told me they go back to the book every year to “refresh” on some of the business and spiritual principles described in the  story.  The second edition is  definitely the one to do this with – this edition is both a story and a manual for living the 14 principles of the Career Warrior.

Where can I get it?  What’s special on June 4th!

If you buy the book June 4th, you will receive a set of bonus gifts, worth hundreds of dollars from myself and other bestselling authors, spiritual and business coaches/advisors.  This includes a preview of my next book about synchronicity, Treasure Hunt,  an ebook from Betsy Chaisse, co creator of the wildly popular film, What the Bleep do we know?, Magical mystical images from visionary artist Ellen Mcdonough, and many, many more!

Special Promotion is here:  http://www.zenentrepreneur.com/book



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