From the Author
In 1993, I started on an interesting journey in the business world: at the age of 23, I became President & CEO of my first high technology company, called Brainstorm Technologies. I grew this company rapidly and for a time we were known as one of the "hottest" start-ups on the East Coast. As the company grew, so did my understanding about the business world and how it worked.
However, around the same time, I began another journey of personal growth, which became inextricably entwined with the growth of my business. In fact, it led me to some startling lessons about entrepreneurship as a path of personal growth; I learned a set of spiritual practices, techniques, and principles, which had to do with what my mentors called "the hidden worlds".
Eventually, I realized that these lessons were part and parcel of what I learned in the business world, and the only way for me to explain one is to also explain the other.
It took some time for these lessons to sink in, and it was not easy for me to come to the realization that success or failure in the business world is not simply about "dollars and cents", that it could in fact be an integrated part of a path of spiritual growth and personal discovery.
I discovered that starting a business is a much an act of self expression as it is a professional one. I found that our beliefs, energetic patterns, and our thoughts manifest themselves in our careers in ways that I hadn't, and couldn't have imagined.
This, then, is the story of what happened in the everyday world, and how it led to a gradual awakening of what was happening behind the scenes, in the "hidden worlds" during my formative entrepreneurial episode. Writing this book has helped me to find my own path in life and work; may it help you to do the same.
About the Author
Rizwan Virk is an entrepreneur, writer, and computer scientist. 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,