August 27, 2008

News & Opinion: Creative and Personal Mastery coming to Los Angeles

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:18 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Rao.jpgSrikumar Rao, author of Are You Ready to Succeed?, is offering his Creative and Personal Mastery course in Los Angeles for the first time this fall. The course has been wildly popular in its previous incarnations at Columbia Business School, the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and London Business School. What is it all about? Let me quote the syllabus:
The thesis of this program is simple. Life is short. And uncertain. It is like a drop of water skittering around on a lotus leaf. You never know when it will drop off the edge and disappear. So each day is far too precious to waste. And each day that you are not radiantly alive and brimming with cheer is a day wasted.
Stop right now and evaluate your life. YOUR LIFE. As it is right now. Are you, by and large and daily variations aside, happier now than you have ever been? Do you have the inner conviction that you are on the path that is just right for you, the one that is transparently leading you to fulfillment in many dimensions--in your career, in relationships, in spiritual development?
If the answer is, NO, ask yourself WHY NOT? The first step to getting there is to refuse to accept anything less.
This program is designed to be that first step for you.
The deadline for application is next Friday, September 5th and there is a deliberately cumbersome application process, so if you're interested in attending, head over to right away and read the syllabus to see if the course is right for you. If you do not live in Los Angeles or cannot take the course, you can take the audio version of The Personal Mastery Program, offered on six compact discs.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.