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Richard welcomes a video game pioneer to discuss one of the most impactful spiritual books of the twentieth century, Paramahansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi. Rizwan Virk brings out the lessons from Yogananda’s classic and reinterprets them for the modern age. Interweaving stories from the Autobiography with tales of college professors, students, entrepreneurs and modern seekers, Virk brings the ancient lessons of karma, yoga, meditation and siddhas into the modern age of YouTube, video games, mobile phones and social media.

GUEST: Rizwan Virk is a graduate of MIT and Stanford,and a successful entrepreneur, video game pioneer, film producer, venture capitalist, computer scientist. He was the founder of Play Labs @ MIT and is currently doing a PhD and teaching classes at both the College of Global Futures and the Fulton Schools of Engineering @ Arizona State University. Virk is currently also a venture partner at Griffin Gaming Partners, on of the leading video game VC funds in the world, and has invested in many successful startups including Discord, Theta Labs, Upland and Tapjoy. His startups have created software used by the Fortune 500, and they have created video games played by millions, including Tap Fish and games based on Game of Thrones, Star Trek, The

Walking Dead, Grimm and Penny Dreadful.




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