The speeches by Dr. Srikumar Rao address the quality of human happiness and the ways in which individuals strive to achieve the idealized state. Rao believes that one does not have to search for happiness via jobs or specific actions, but rather through one's own existence.
Rao's theories on happiness are solidly grounded in his formal education. His studies began in physics as he attained his undergraduate degree from St. Stephen's College at Delhi University. He later went on to receive his M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad. Rao continued to pursue his academic career in the United States at Columbia University where he completed a Ph.D. in marketing.
In 2006 Rao's book 'Are You Ready to Succeed: Unconventional Strategies for Achieving Personal Mastery in Business and Life,' was published and is now recognized as an international best seller. His interest in personal development has also aided him in the corporate world as he served on the executive boards of organizations like Warner Communications, McGraw-Hill and Continental Group.