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  • Published: 1 August 2007
  • ISBN: 9781846040504
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99

Are You Ready to Succeed?

Unconventional strategies for achieving personal mastery in business and in life


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Now available in b format paperback, a timely book by a visiting Professor at the London Business School

Srikumar Rao teaches a hugely popular course at both London and Columbia Business Schools. He helps his students define their personal ethics and goals, and how to reach them, and starts them on a journey that will last them a lifetime. Now, in this extraordinary book, Dr Rao's unique approach is available to a far wider audience.
Using his own unconventional methods, including exercises and lessons adapted from many traditions, he explains how to:
* Work out who you are, and where you are going
* Find out how you really view the world
* Discover the joy of effortless action
* Sharpen your ability to focus
* Discover true freedom and happiness
ARE YOU READY TO SUCEED? is in a different league altogether from most business books already on offer. If you too would like to be in another league, this fresh, accessible and groundbreaking guide to a meaningful and successful life is the one for you.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2007
  • ISBN: 9781846040504
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Srikumar Rao

Srikumar Rao was born in Mumbai, India, and received a degree in Physics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He then moved to the United States and took a doctorate in Marketing from the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. He has worked and consulted with leading American corporations including Warner Communications, McGraw-Hill, Pan Am, Citigroup and GTE as well as international companies such as Reuters and Sony.

His pioneering course Creativity and Personal Mastery is the only business school course that has its own alumni association. His work has received extensive media coverage in countries around the world. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and London Business School and the Louis and Johanna Vorzimer Professor of Marketing at the C. W. Post campus of Long Island University.


Praise for Are You Ready to Succeed?

“Indispensable. Professor Rao's book is a great gift to leaders everywhere. I treasure it.”

Frances Hesselbein, Chairman, Leader to Leader Institute

“I was struck by Professor Rao's scholarship, the lucidity and simplicity of his message, the power of his articulation and of course his walking the talk, when it came to the values he propounded in his class.”

N R Narayana Murthy, Chairman, Infosys Technologies

“Srikumar Rao is one of the greatest teachers I have ever met. He has made a wonderful difference in many people's lives - including mine - and this book can make a wonderful difference in yours. Are YOU ready to succeed? If you are - read this book!”

Marshall Goldsmith, editor of The Leader of the Future and Coaching for Leadership


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