It’s True, I Wear Numerous Hats.
(It’s Just More Fun & Stimulating that Way).

As a Writer & Integrative Thinker

I extensively research, synthesize, and make sense of emerging digital, cultural, and sociopolitical trends that affect us all in our daily personal and professional lives. Yup, true story. Read my blog.

As a Speaker, Artist & Storyteller

I seek to convey what I’ve discovered in hard hitting, entertaining and accessible ways that leave a lasting impact on your audience, and get you actual results. Book your customized keynote.

As a Confidant & Strategic Advisor

I am committed to offering objective, practical, and private support for leaders hellbent on creating change, on branding, culture, and digital platform growth and development. Explore if we’re a fit.

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What Leaders Are Saying About Amir


“… funny and enlightening.”

– Reza Aslan, #1 NY Times best-selling author of Zealot

“If you have any question of what technology can do for people trying to make change from the bottom up, Amir’s life experiences will remove all doubt.”

– Christopher M. Schroeder, former CEO of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive

“… full of energy and insight that goes well beyond his years.”

– Rick Wheatley, Head of Innovation at Xynteo

“… listens and gets what you want to do and how to get there.”

– Dr. Mark Goulston, leading psychiatrist and Fortune500 Executive Coach

“Amir is a rare breed… We generated deep results that far exceeded expectations.”

– Michael Margolis, Founder & CEO of Get Storied

About Amir

Described by The Economist as “puckish” (playfully mischievous), and by WIRED as a “formidable speaker,” Amir is a veteran digital activist turned writer, storyteller, thinker, and trusted strategic advisor to fellow entrepreneurs and leaders who assertively stand for a powerful cause, helping them expand their thinking and grow their results. If Russell Peters (comedian), Christopher Hitchens (polemicist), and Ayad Akhtar (playwright) had a love child, (don’t ask how), it’ll probably be him.

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  • “Amir is a master listener – he processes your needs and returns with a wealth of brilliant ideas to make you and your business shine.”Freddie Ravel, Grammy Nominated Musician
  • “… irreverent, nonchalant, open to fresh ideas.”The Wall Street Journal
  • “… sheds light on a generation of revolutionary life-hackers poised to change the global conversation about religion and politics.”G. Willow Wilson, acclaimed graphic novelist, and leading writer for Marvel Comics
  • “… formidable speaker.”WIRED UK
  • “… Pay attention to what he has to say if you want to grow your business.”Chris Attwood, NY Times best-selling author

See what others are saying about Amir and his work here.

Book Amir to Speak

If you’re looking for someone to light the room on fire, provide your audience with important practical insights on key emerging digital and cultural trends, and then leave them with a clear and specific inspiring call-to-arms to pursue and implement, look no further. Book Amir to speak at your event today.

Book keynote

Amir’s Debut Book

(Book cover image courtesy of WSJ)

About the Book

Reviewed prominently by the Wall Street Journal, and recommended by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the top 25 books to read in 2013, My Isl@m: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind – And Doubt Freed My Soul (St. Martin’s Press, NY), is a searing coming of age memoir, and an inspirational read about a new generation of cultural disruptors hacking religion and politics. Learn more about it here.

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