“I have a vision of a community whose members are united in this quest for happiness, dedicated to helping others in any and all possible ways, highly individualistic, but respectful of others and determined to never, never, never let life encroach or grind one down.” Srikumar S. Rao, Ph.D

Dr. Rao’s bio

Dr. Rao has helped thousands of executives and entrepreneurs all over the world discover deep meaning. His methods have enabled them to achieve quantum leaps in effectiveness. Graduates of his workshops have become more creative and more inspiring leaders. He conceived the innovative course Creativity and Personal Mastery. Students found it so overwhelmingly powerful that it remains the only business school course in the world to have its own alumni association.


  • Ph.D. in Marketing from the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University
  • Degree in Physics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University
  • An MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Conducted Workshops for executives of:

  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Merril Lynch
  • Mc Donalds
  • Chubb
  • IBM
  • United Airlines
  • Allstate
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • and many others

Contributing Writer:

  • Forbes (Contributing Editor)
  • Inc.com
  • CEO.com

Consulted for the following Companies:

  • RCA
  • Reuters
  • Citicorp
  • GTE
  • Pan Am
  • Diner’s Club

Member of:

  • American Society of Journalists and Authors

Taught at:

  • Columbia Business School
  • London Business School
  • The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
  • The Haas School of Management at the University of California at Berkeley