Described by The Economist as “puckish” and by WIRED as a “formidable speaker,” Amir Ahmad Nasr is a sought-after cultural commentator, activist, and marketing strategist who regularly sheds light on one of the most important emerging trends of our time: how the Internet-driven Millennial revolution is redefining business, culture, and politics.
Known as the snarky voice behind the acclaimed sociopolitical blog The Sudanese Thinker—which he wrote anonymously until the revelation of his identity five years later during the Arab Uprisings of 2011—Amir Ahmad Nasr has shared the stage with Nobel Peace Laureates, former presidents, and fellow social entrepreneurs, and has been featured by The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Economist, among many others.
He is the author of the inspirational book My Isl@m: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind–and Doubt Freed My Soul, selected as one of Foreign Policy’s top 25 books to read in 2013. My Isl@am has been described by prominent media professor Clay Shirky as “a love letter to freedom of speech,” and by graphic novelist G. Willow Wilson as a book that “sheds light on a generation of revolutionary life-hackers poised to change the global conversation about religion and politics.”
Nasr is a member of the invite-only US-based Young Entrepreneurs Council, and the (co)-founder and CEO of two start-ups in the field of personal development, on a mission to help instigate self-empowerment among his fellow Millennials through the power of online education, and entrepreneurship as a vehicle for change. From his previous underground digital activism to his wide-ranging work with innovative companies in the digital domain, Amir brings a unique integrated and enlightening perspective, and delivers it with engaging humor.
His incisive input and digital media marketing strategies have helped his clients gain more clarity, generate more revenue, and create bigger impact. Dr. Mark Goulston, a renowned psychotherapist and Fortune 500 executive coach, describes Amir as “one of the smartest and most trustworthy and finest human beings I have ever met,” and Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, regards him as “a rare breed, a marketing shaman for big ideas and important missions . . . . [W]e generated deep results that far exceeded expectations.”
How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind - And Doubt Freed My Soul
St. Martin's Press
Part memoir, part passionate call for liberty, reason and doing work that matters, My Isl@m tells the tale of how the internet opened the eyes and heart of a once fearful young Muslim to a world beyond the dogmatism of his upbringing, and recounts his transformation into a defiant digital activist.