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- Creator and teacher of the acclaimed MBA course “Creativity and Personal Mastery.”
- Author of the bestselling books, Are You Ready to Succeed? and Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated and Successful – No Matter What.
- Holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from Columbia University, a Degree in Physics from Delhi University, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Dr. Srikumar Rao, also known as the “Happiness Guru,” is an expert in personal development, workplace happiness, and creativity. To spread his expertise, he created the acclaimed MBA course “Creativity and Personal Mastery,” and taught it himself at his alma mater Columbia University until 2005. It went on to be taught at other prestigious universities such as the London Business School and the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
After reading a lot of spiritual and mystical biographies on his own, Dr. Rao decided to find a way to make those teachings applicable to work and the corporate world. His previous time as a former executive for Warner Communications and McGraw Hill infuses his experience in the corporate world with respected spiritual philosophies to cultivate positive personal transformation in business students and senior management internationally.
Dr. Rao has is the author of the bestselling books, Are You Ready to Succeed? and Happiness at Work, as well as the audio course “The Personal Mastery Program,” all of which have been translated into a number of languages and distributed worldwide. He has received wide media coverage and acclaim in features by publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. He has also been a speaker for TED, Leading@Google, and Thinkers 50 interview.
“Professor Rao, words cannot express my gratitude for what you have given me…your course ABSOLUTELY changed my life… I have been with my company (Marsh) nearly 8 years now and I'm certain that the longevity has to do with you and the course helping me SEE my work and my existence in a totally different perspective!...Just learning that there are many perspectives and I get to choose!!! So I chose the good one, the most beneficial one…this is a journey that goes on and on…I send much love.”
- Rose Puerto Vice President, Marsh USA Inc.
“Professor Rao's teachings are transformational. Intrigued by the promise of a happier way of life I started doing the exercises with a small group of peers. It changed the way I view the world. Am more content and fulfilled, much happier and have tools to handle adversity. I highly recommend Professor Rao.”
- Matthew Weiss CEO of Weiss and Associates
“Thanks to CPM there are so many areas where I have experienced and am experiencing positive change. I have received tools that help me not sweat the small stuff and think more holistically about the big stuff. Thanks to the course and its amazing alumni network I have certainly become a more peaceful, patient, open and inclusive person. I know this sounds like a cliché but CPM has changed and moved me for the better.”
- Manu Aannd MBA, Haas School of Business, 2008, Product Marketing, Adobe Systems Inc.
“There has been so much learning…the noise in my head on random topics has slowed down…days are more peaceful and productive…have powerful tools to use when I hit a stumbling block…the keys to my happiness rest with me…I am migrating from a life where patterns are predicated on past experiences and habits to a life where only possibilities exist. This is HUGE…the retreat experience was an incredible gift…CPM had a profound impact on me.”
- Neeraj Garg Director, Epoch Investment Partners
“Creativity and Personal Mastery (CPM) is a course that is clearly focused on the values, needs and future of its students. Many MBA courses focus on creating great technicians. CPM is helping to create great leaders and (even more important) to create great people. Dr. Rao's course helps ensure that students have a clear view of who they are and what they want from life. CPM is a great step in helping graduates live a life that is both personally meaningful and makes a contribution to our world.”
- Marshall Goldsmith Marshall Goldsmith Partners, LLC
One of the main ideas Dr. Srikumar Rao works to share with audiences is that we live in “a reality” rather than “the reality,” meaning the world we live in is constructed by us. So in actuality, we have the power to deconstruct the parts of our lives we don’t like and rebuild them into something fulfilling and enjoyable.
Dr. Rao explains that there is nothing you have to get in order to be happy. Are you going to make your happiness contingent on getting something you may or may not get, and which you might lose once you get it? Happiness is something that’s innately within you. It does not have to be acquired or achieved.
Influenced by his Eastern philosophical roots and the greatest spiritual teachers of history, Dr. Rao’s programs and methods focus on breaking out of the “I’d be happy if…” model, and embrace the happiness for which our brains are “hard-wired.” As he stated on the original course syllabus, from which his programs and exercises are based, “This course will profoundly change your life, and if not, both of us have failed.”
Creativity and Personal Mastery
Creativity and Personal Mastery is a booster rocket that will lift your career to a trajectory that you cannot even conceive. It will improve every aspect of your life – personal, professional, spiritual and civic. Your relationships will flourish and new ones will develop. There will be markedly less stress in your life. Serendipitous good fortune will stalk you.
Are YOU Ready to Succeed?: Unconventional Strategies for Achieving Personal Mastery in Business and Life
This book draws from the teachings of the world’s greatest Masters and can thus lead you to both material success and spiritual growth. The secrets revealed and exercises provided can propel you to levels of success that you perhaps only dreamed about.
Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated, and Successful - No Matter What
Learn to create resilience and happiness no matter what’s going on in your life.
In these tough times, there are few people who are completely happy with the current conditions. From business executives to the everyday Joe or Jane, everyone seems to be going through a rough economic and personal crunch. But acclaimed business school Professor Srikumar Rao says that we can learn to create joy no matter what else may be going on around us.
Rao shows you that it isn't the negative thing that happens to you that causes your unhappiness, it's how you see it. Happiness at Work is a thought-provoking new title that moves the mind away from negativity and forces you to resist labeling situations as "bad", but rather seeing them as neutral.