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

As an Author & Integrative Thinker

I extensively research, synthesize, and make sense of emerging trends at the intersection of culture, digital media and current affairs, and assess how they affect us all in our lives. Read my recent essay.

As an Educator, Artist & Storyteller

I seek to convey what I’ve discovered in hard hitting, entertaining and creative ways that leave a lasting impact on audiences, provoke them to think, and inspire them into action. Invite me to speak.

As an Entrepreneur & Strategic Advisor

I am the Founder of Assertive & Co. and the upcoming AssertiveU, a co-founder of Mindvalley Arabic, and an advisor to (and proud member of) the initiatives and organizations listed here.

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What Fellow Authors Say About Amir

“… 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 Marvel Comics writer

“… 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

About Amir

Described by The Economist as “puckish” (aka 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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About Amir’s Debut (Banned) Book

Reviewed prominently by the Wall Street Journal, and recommended by Foreign Policy magazine among 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.

“… an important and significant book, especially at this time in our history.” – Ken Wilber, philosopher and acclaimed author of A Brief History of Everything

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About Amir’s Anticipated Forthcoming Book

Touching on all facets of launching a mission-driven venture or cultural movement, in his forthcoming book, Billion Dollar Ideology: How Great Leaders Incite Movements that Unleash Exponential Growth and Change, Amir examines how individuals ranging from influential historical figures and contemporary change-agents, to modern-day billionaire startup founders like Peter Thiel and Brian Chesky, authentically conceive, articulate, and utilize the power of ideology in everything they do, to unleash greater growth and change, and how other leaders can do the same too.

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Invite 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.

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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
  • “… a beautiful story about love, heartbreak, and redemption. Read it, and be inspired.”Salman Ahmad, lead singer of Junoon and author of Rock & Roll Jihad
  • “… 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

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