Amjad looks in the mirror every morning and tells himself – “I’m the heartbeat of America.” These words are even more striking when you discover that Amjad Tareen was born in Pakistan. He arrived here in America at the age of just 21, back in 1986. He describes the moment as scary at first, but his desire to start a new life was incentive enough for the young student.
His story is one of courage, desire, and appreciation. To give you a brief synopsis of the man – he quotes President John F. Kennedy as one of his favorite quotes: “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
Amjad Tareen is a Professional Financial Planner and Asset Management Advisor. Based on his experience of Wall Street & Merrill Lynch, he knows all the risks and returns in the investment markets.
“Difficult people have the most to offer in life,” Amjad Tareen
We start with what we call ‘THE ENLIGHTENED ROUND‘, so that we may get to know Amjad Tareen.
The must read book Amjad recommends is Outliers: The Story of Success. He goes onto explain that Ability and Opportunity are the two ingredients in life for success – and they have to come together at the right moment.
His business creed: ‘No feet behind the desk’ – he explains that life and business don’t happen behind the desk. They happen in the community of people.
The one website that everyone needs to know about: Bloomberg.com. It’s one place he explains that delivers vital stock information, but more than that, interesting stories and news events.
The best social media tools for Amjad: Linkedin and Twitter.
Now on to ‘MAKING YOUR MARK‘, follow along in the podcast using the guide below to chart your own course for success and adventure!
- Are entrepreneurs/leaders born or made?
- Who gave you your first big break?
- Your cardinal rule to becoming a standout entrepreneur/leader?
- Greatest success in your career and how did you celebrate?
- What is your kryptonite?
- How do you deal with difficult people?
- Single best advice you’ve ever been given?
- What advice would you give to someone starting out on their career path?
- What is the single biggest sacrifice in your career?
- If you had 2 minutes to share advice with your 21 year old self, what would you say and why?