Manage episode 275040238 series 2810197
Darius Mirshahzadeh is a dad, husband, twin, brother and son who was born and raised in California and now lives in Austin Texas. He is a serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius’s passion is to make the world a better place using his talents and engagement. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and Pink Unicorns. If you’re more into traditional braggy vanity metrics around success, he was ranked #40 in Inc 500 CEO’s in 2007 with 2500% plus revenue growth in three years of his business at Twin Capital Mortgage. He was ranked #9 in Glassdoor’s Top Ranked CEOs in America for small to medium businesses. Darius has participated in many prestigious programs including Birthing of Giants at MIT and graduated from the world-renowned Stagen Integral Leadership Program. He was a TEDx curator for the TEDx Golden Gate Park in 2011 and 2012 at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. The theme was The Pursuit of Passion.
Darius is a mad scientist CEO who has grown companies from start-up to just under 1,000 employees in three years. He is an expert on core values. His top six core values are happiness named Heart, love named Besos, passion named Eye of the Tiger, curiosity named Cinco, creativity named BOOM, and balance named Movie Night. He explains in his new book, The Core Value Equation, being released to the world on September 15, 2020.
Darius can make a damn good pizza and his last meal on earth will be a pepperoni pizza from Pizzetta 211 in San Francisco with a cheese board salad, a slice of flourless chocolate cake, hand-whipped cream and a Blue Moon beer.