I am so happy to share that One Planet Group has won the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics. We have been offered the top honor for the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California. This award means a great deal to the whole team at
It’s an honor to be ranked as one of the "Best CEOs for Diversity." I have my amazing team at @oneplanetops to thank for continuing to learn and work with me towards a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. Roundup in @usatoday by @CoralMerfi
The final episode of my journey from refugee to CEO. In this episode, I share the process of taking my company, Autoweb, public with a market valuation of $1.2 billion. Episode Ten: The Road to a Billion Dollars https://t.co/FFC3Piylk4 via @YouTube
In the mid 1990s, no meaningful online business existed. My brother and I were surprised when we were approached by a potential investor. In this 10 minute episode, I discuss how we attracted interest in Autoweb and what we learned from investors. https://t.co/hVWjbjhcxD
I graduated college in 1994. I had never been online up until that point, but my brother's attempt to buy a car gave us an idea for a company & change how people would buy and sell cars.
In this episode, I share what it took to build and launch Autoweb.
Facebook rejected 8 of my and @OnePlanetOps' social media post ads that promote discussions about systemic racism. Facebook should not be blocking these ads at a time when we need to be having important conversations about racism in America. https://t.co/mN0zYZY9U3
I came to the United States in 1988 as a teenager with no parents, no money, and I didn’t speak the language.
While attending UC Davis, I applied for a program called Student Painters. That program had a big impact on my entrepreneurial journey.
Continuing the video Gravity Series on my life from refugee to entrepreneur:
The most dangerous part of my escape was the last leg of my journey to Pakistan. This was my second near death experience.
Episode 6 is now available: The Mirage https://t.co/zRTpOGGx4q via @YouTube
We are closed today so all of us can honor and celebrate Juneteenth. It is about time we give Juneteenth the rightful reverence it deserves — this is the true independence date in American history on which ALL people were granted freedom. #JUNETEENTH2020https://t.co/LaNS4pXzMT
I was interviewed by .@lauraanthony7 regarding One Planet's proposal to the City of Walnut Creek. Here is the story:
Walnut Creek protest: Business owner wants to change street name to Black Lives Matter Way https://t.co/wcYqFQ9ttk via @abc7newsbayarea
One Planet will observe Juneteenth - June 19 - as a company holiday. It is about time we give Juneteenth the rightful reverence it deserves — this is the true independence date in American history on which ALL people were granted freedom.
.@DrJoyDeGruy - author of “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome” - kindly agreed to take over my and my company’s social media to share important and powerful stories from the black community.
Let’s take the time this week to focus on an issue larger than ourselves. #blacklivesmatterhttps://t.co/1ifDlNcp63
Tens of millions of young people around the world peacefully protested against injustice this summer. In Iran three young men exercising the same right face imminent execution. #اعدام_نکنیدhttps://t.co/jv4oX9pD64
.@PayamZamani - CEO of One Planet in Walnut Creek - donated $15,600 to OUSD to wipe out students' lunch debts.
Zamani said he knows all too well what it’s like to be persecuted for who you are or where you came from. https://t.co/egLK2fl6DP
I’m truly saddened that John McCain has died. In 2008 I met senator McCain and had the opportunity to shake his hand and have a brief conversation with him. He represented a different version of politics, a version much more inline with the public service it’s supposed to be. https://t.co/Syyr2iHwUk
I was thrilled to give the commencement address for my old HS @NewTrier303. 1000 shiny Trevians - off to make the world a better place (hopefully). [I will publish my talk shortly.] https://t.co/70bWJp7Gmm