179 | Darius’s Interview on the 7-Figure Millennial Podcast w/ Brandon Fong

Darius Mirshahzadeh has spent two decades building high-growth companies from startups to hundreds of employees, and during that span of time, he realized what it takes to grow his companies exponentially and how to build a core-value-driven organization from zero to one thousand employees.

Darius is a core value evangelist, a serial entrepreneur, and a culture-building mad scientist who was ranked #9 on Glassdoor’s list of Top CEOs of Small and Medium Companies in the US.

In this episode, Brandon and I talked about:

  • The story behind my “pink unicorn” symbol
  • What made me realize that I was meant to be an entrepreneur
  • Discovering the importance of core values
  • Where the title The Core Value Equation came from
  • What is cultural fit and why it matters in the workplace
  • The most important principles The Core Value Equation will teach the readers
  • How to design headers that stick out 
  • Knowing your values and sticking to them
  • And other topics…

Meet Brandon:

Brandon Fong is a young entrepreneur and the founder and host of the 7-Figure Millennials podcast. His podcast now ranks as one of the top 2% most popular shows out of 2.7M podcasts globally, ranked by Listen Score (the estimated popularity score).

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine LIVE. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

The Greatness Machine shares lessons on how to framework your drive for results, create limitless space, and win the war on talent.

My team and I are on a mission to help YOU create a cultural revolution. I want to teach you how to build a core value driven organization. 



Make Greatness Happen!



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LinkedIn: @dariusmirshahzadeh


Don’t let your Core Values become a company artifact!  Learn how to make Core Values the language of your organization.  Pre-order my book The Core Value Equation found at the link below 

The Core Value Equation




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