Reza Aslan | Iranian-American Writer and Scholar of Religions

Dr. Reza Aslan is an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions, and the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. He is the founder of AslanMedia, a social media network for news and entertainment about the Middle East and the world, and co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of BoomGen Studios, the premier entertainment brand for creative content from and about the Greater Middle East.

My Definition Of Success | Success means doing what I would do for free but getting paid for it.

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I Am Driven By | Fear.

The Difference Between good And Great | The former have jobs. The latter have missions.

 

A Critical Strength Of Mine | I say yes to every opportunity that comes way, without hesitation, whether I am qualified to do the work or not. It is only after I say yes that I figure out how to do it.

Characteristics Of My Success | Confidence. I often say that if you walk into a room like you own the place people will assume you do and treat you accordingly.

Lessons I’ve Learnt | The most important lesson is that you alone are responsible for your success. That you cannot Reza Aslan 6rely on anyone else’s efforts.

The Meaning Of Life | Loving another fully and without doubt.

I Am Inspired By | My wife Jessica Jackley founder of Kiva is my role model and she inspires me in every way.

The Legacy I Would Like To Leave |Two proud, confident, loving, and compassionate sons.