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The RAO Insitute
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. Above all they have developed an inner serenity, born of the knowledge that they will be able to appropriately handle whatever comes their way be it a small wave or a tsunami. They become resilient and bounce back nonchalantly from reverses that would floor most peers.
 
He received his Ph.D. in Marketing from the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. He has a degree in Physics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
 
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. Dr. Rao's work has been extensively covered in the media including the New York Time the Wall Street Journal, the London Times, the Independent, Time, the Financial Times, Fortune, Business Week and dozens of other publications.
 
Dr. Rao is the author of "Are You Ready to Succeed: Unconventional Strategies for Achieving Personal Mastery in Business and Life" and "Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated and Successful- No Matter What".
 
Dr. Rao has taught at Columbia Business School, London Business School, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwesterm University and the Haas School of Management at the University of California at Berkeley.