The Core Value Equation with Darius Mirshahzadeh


Today’s guest is Darius Mirshahzadeh, author of The Core Value Equation and in today’s conversation, we’re talking all about how you can define your core values – both for your business AND your family. We also get into what it was like growing up in Iran, the difficult relationship he had with his Dad, failures, successes, and a whole lot more!


Don’t have time for the full interview? Here is a short clip from the discussion


Gold Nuggets

  • The story behind his matra “_______ that guy”
  • The brilliance behind the Karate Kid & Cobra Kai
  • Core values are not culture
  • The 2 components that bring values to life

Go Deeper



  • “Your core values equal all the results, good or bad, in your business or in your life.” – Darius Mirshahzadeh

More about Darius Mirshahzadeh

Darius Mirshahzadeh is a high growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, and culture building mad scientist who was ranked #9 on Glassdoor’s list of Top CEOs of Small and Medium Companies in the US.


He’s led organizations that have won numerous Stevie awards, been named “#3 Best Place to Work” by San Francisco Business Times, and have landed at #40 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies.


Darius has been recognized in the New York Times and Inc. Magazine for innovation in corporate culture, and his business insights and thought leadership have been published in Huffington Post,, Fast Company, and Forbes.


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