Episode 302: Srikumar Rao on using mental models to achieve an extraordinary life
June 26, 2020
Srikumar Rao developed the groundbreaking course “Creativity and Personal Mastery” at Columbia Business School, which I had the good fortune to take in 2003.
It is the only business school course in the world with its own active alumni association – including annual retreats for CPM alums.
Srikumar has taught this course at other top business schools and delivered a program based on the course to many corporate clients.
He is running an online program that is currently taking applications: https://theraoinstitute.com/cpm-online-2020/
He is the author of two books:
1) Are YOU Ready to Succeed?: Unconventional Strategies for Achieving Personal Mastery in Business and Life
2) Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated, and Successful – No Matter What
In this episode, Srikumar discusses several mental models, including:
“Good thing, bad thing, who knows?”
“Don’t shoot the second arrow.”