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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (July 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470599332
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470599334
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,046,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

Most of my readers have asked me "how do we get into the state of Junoon". To help my readers I have developed a "Junoon Workbook" which has four detailed exercises that help you get into the state of Junoon. Please feel free to download your complimentary copy, simply type "Driven Razi Imam" in Google and click on the first result. Through this workbook I help you with:

1. Tapping into Pure Inspiration - This is the first exercise where you will learn to identify the one goal, or one mission that will give you maximum happiness and satisfaction and start the process of getting into the state of Junoon to achieve it.

2. Developing Sixth Sight - This is the second exercise where you will learn to develop a Cartesian Plan. The Cartesian Plan will define exactly what needs to get done, how to do it, what specific actions to take and why.

3. Getting into Fanatic Focus - In this exercise you will learn how to make your goal a constant thought that is at the forefront of your mind. This exercise will also guide you to develop the ability to attract synchronicities that help you in achieving your goal.

4. Starting Social Junoon - In this exercise you learn the ability to turn your Junoon into a movement and gain support from other like minded people who would want you to achieve this goal.

From the Inside Flap

What's your Junoon?

Each of us has the potential to achieve greatness. Throughout history, the most successful thinkers, creators, and leaders have distinguished themselves by their ability to access this inner energy and use it to accomplish the impossible. So how do you tap into your potential and make your dream a reality?

Driven introduces you to Junoon—an ancient Arabic/Persian expression referring to a very powerful state of achievement—the essence of entrepreneur Razi Imam's unique motivational philosophy. Imam started from the dusty streets of Kuwait, laboring on container ships at the Kuwaiti port, finding the opportunity to study math and physics on his own, and finally becoming a computer scientist and successful entrepreneur in America.

In Driven, Imam shares the five key elements of his approach, illustrates how they were instrumental in his own business success, and shows how you can make them instrumental in yours. Written as an engaging dialogue flashing through important rites of passage in Imam's success, Driven reveals how to:

  • Experience your vision through pure inspiration

  • Discover "sixth sight" that will allow you to plan your course of action

  • Hone your concentration and focus

  • Inspire others with your vision

  • Triumph in bringing positive changes to your life and the lives of others

What do you want to do? Start a Fortune 500 company? Invent a product or service? Get to the next level in your career? Eradicate hunger? Whether your goal is large or small, Driven gives you the proven tools to find your inspiration and carry it out beyond what you ever thought possible.


More About the Author

Razi Imam is an accomplished award winning innovator, entrepreneur, and author. He has experience and knowledge of successfully innovating products and services, launching them in competitive markets, and building world-class high-performance teams. He has recently founded 113 Industries that focuses on helping companies shift their innovation strategy from being internally focused to adopting an Open Innovation model. 113 Industries drives the successful commercialization and adoption of discoveries coming out of research universities, federal labs, and research driven enterprises by mid market and Fortune 500 companies looking to introduce new products. In recognition of his entrepreneurial success, Carnegie Science Foundation has presented Razi with their prestigious award honoring innovation in Science and Technology.

He is also the founder of Landslide Technologies, a sales process software company recognized as the top 100 private companies by AlwaysOn. Landslide has received wide acclaim from customers, analysts as an innovator in the SaaS industry. Based on his innovative strategies Landslide has been named 'visionary' three years in row by the leading analyst firm - The Gartner Group.

Imam's career spans working in Fortune 500 companies to being part of three successful startups. He has successfully launched and re-launched companies by defining their product and market strategies, repositioning them in the face of economic downturn, defining new product categories, and establishing them as the leader in their space.

Razi is also the author of "Driven" a John Wiley and Sons publication.

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When I first started reading Razi's book, I couldn't put it down until I finished it.
Frank Li
I've read dozens of self improvement and goal setting books but Driven by Razi Imam is the first goal setting book that I read in one sitting.
Art M.
I enjoyed reading this book not just for the concepts it shares but also for the story it tells.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Laura Ali on July 19, 2010
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I am obsessed with the fact that some people achieve such greatness yet others spend their lives sitting on the couch complaining about everything around them and satisfied with being miserable. "Driven" was one of the best business books (I am an avid business/self help reader)I've read to date. I started reading it yesterday morning and was finished by mid afternoon. It is one of those books where you can take concrete action items to propel your life ahead. Every leader - business and community alike - should read it and I will be recommending it to every business owner I work with. Thank you Razi!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gerhard Gschwandtner on July 13, 2010
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This book shares an extraordinary story. Nothing like the typical self-help book. If you are looking for a new way to move ahead in life, this book contains the key. I inhaled it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark Francis on October 31, 2010
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I wish "Driven" had been available before I retired as a college professor. For 42 years, I taught English at Penn State University. I would have made the book required reading for its creative writing style and for its message of hope and inspiration for anyone wishing to succeed personally, professionally, and communally.
The theme of "Driven" by Razi Imam is Junoon-"the state of obsession to achieve the impossible." The book's sub-title is "A How-To Strategy For Unlocking Your Greatest Potential." Most how-to books are written in a third person point of view in a technical,objective manner. What makes this book appealing and interesting to read is its first person narrative style. What makes the read even more compelling is the narrative framework of a quest - one person's passionate search to find the "answer to what makes ordinary people achieve the impossible."
Another imaginative touch to this how-to book is the suspense and intrigue of the search. The answers to the narrator's questions are revealed gradually during late night encounters and conversations in a dimly-lit section of a library. Two mysterious beings - Mir Pacha and Mir Kotti - appear, disappear, and reappear the next day to help the narrator understand Junoon.
What the narrator learns are the "five cascading waves of Junoon":pure inspiration, sixth sight, fanatic focus, metaphysical energy, and social Junoon. On one level, these are presented as a business plan for success. On a higher level they are presented as a way to "uplift humanity."
Imam's book gives great hope to all. Its premise is that "ordinary people" can achieve Junoon. The power for extraordinary achievement is not limited to a special few. Each of us has the inherent power to attempt the unbelievable and achieve the impossible.
Mark Francis
Professor of English
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Matthew on July 14, 2010
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What a compelling read. This is how all business books should be written. I won't spoil the read for you but the concept of Janoon and the way Razi Imam sets it forth is really, really fantastic and can really have an impact on you and on your career. A fantastic book - with concepts you will love, can remember, and can apply.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Arif Hasan on July 6, 2010
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Driven: A How-to Strategy for Unlocking Your Greatest Potential

A very easy read written in an anecdotal prose, inspiring at times, teaching at times.
The author takes us on a life journey and in the process opens up a method to fulfil our passions, our goals based on an Eastern concept. Once the strategy is revealed it seems so very very easy to execute.

Enjoyed it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Reg Nordman on August 20, 2010
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Razi explains Junoon, an obsessive state one gets into to achieve a goal. The book is an exploration of an almost unbelievable self help effort by Razi to rise from being a Kuwait dock yard worker to owning a successful software company in the US. Along the way you learn much about Junoon and how to achieve it yourself. Clearly written , it will grab you to finish the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Arsalan Shah on January 8, 2011
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As far as motivational books are concerned, Driven ranks among the top. My reason for giving it five stars is as follows. The best way to explain what this book accomplishes is that you are aware of the grand canyon from books and pictures but don't experience its awesome glory until you actually see it. Likewise this book takes you from being aware of your own true potential to achieving its greatest worth not only for yourself but for the good of the society as a whole. Driven uses vague concepts that you might have in the back of your head and clarifies and formulates them into concrete steps for you to follow in order to achieve a goal. It is not a book that outlines the author overcoming struggles, because let's face it, someone else overcoming an obstacle isn't going to help you with your problems just as some one winning on the price is right doesn't make you any richer. What it does do is teach you the steps, methods, and philosophy needed to transcend the road blocks to your goals. The problem that an average reader might have is that they may focus too much on the "mystical beings" who confer the concepts of Junoon and over look the message itself. I'm sure it is difficult to write a motivational book that keeps the reader engaged also. Imam accomplishes this task by writing the book as a narrative and uses the "beings" as teachers. If you read for content, you might just transform the world in some fashion whether it be small or big.
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