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Crossing the desert : the power of embracing life's difficult journeys / Payam Zamani.

Zamani, Payam, (author.).

In the summer of 1987, Payam Zamani fled Iran. As a member of the Baha'i Faith, he had already survived years of religious persecution at the hands of Islamic fundamentalists. Taking the only path available to him, he escaped to Pakistan through the Emptiness Desert: a harrowing five-day trek through one of the hottest, driest, and most hostile regions on the planet. Twelve years later, he and his brother set records when the company they founded hit a $1.2 billion valuation on Wall Street. He was rich--on paper. But in the wake of yet another Wall Street meltdown, he learned the hard way that modern capitalism can be harmful to the human soul. In 2015, Payam set the example he wanted to see by merging his business acumen with his spiritual beliefs and founding a new company--One Planet Group--this time without letting Wall Street or the venture capital world dictate the terms. Today, One Planet Group is proving that it's not only possible but necessary to build strong businesses while taking care of our employees, customers, communities, and the planet. Crossing the Desert gives readers an intimate look at how the paths we choose, the values we embrace, and the systems we decide to participate in (or not) can make or break us, not only financially, but spiritually. Payam's story is a timely reminder that enduring and embracing life’s most difficult journeys can lead us to a brighter future--not only for ourselves, but for the people around us, and even the world.

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  • ISBN: 9781637744604
  • ISBN: 1637744609
  • Physical Description: 333 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2024]

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General Note:
"How a former refugee launched a billion-dollar IPO - and why he wants to redefine capitalism." --Book's cover.
Contains appendixes.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction - PART I: ESCAPING THE PAST -- Passing Go -- On Faith and Family -- Watering the Dirt -- Unwanted Lessons -- The Bleeding Mile -- Out of Place -- The Great Escape -- A New Hope -- Choosing Hope - PART II: THE PROMISED LAND -- Freedom -- America 101 -- Becoming American -- Painting a Future -- Decisions, Decisions -- Think Bigger -- Becoming the Father of Lead-Gen -- Major Leaps Forward -- Everything We Thought We Wanted -- When the Bubble Bursts -- Aftermath - PART III: THE WAY FORWARD -- Faith -- It's Never "Just Business" -- Leading from the Heart -- Taking Flight - Acknowledgements - Appendix A - Appendix B.
Subject: Zamani, Payam.
Businessmen > United States > Biography.
Conduct of life.
Spiritual life.

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Bangor Public Library 333.3 ZAM (Text) 75011000410909 New Non-Fiction Books Checked Out 07/30/2024

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