Professor Srikumar Rao operates at the intersection of business, sociology, spirituality, psychology and philosophy and his mission is to help people increase their consciousness, effectiveness, self-awareness and joy. He is an international speaker, bestselling author, and one of the most popular MBA lecturers in America. His courses are among the highest rated at many of the world's top business schools, including Columbia University and The London Business School. The Prof and I chatted about the Matrix (we're living in one, but not the one you think), our self-created illusion, mental and emotional prisons, why identity doesn't matter, raising our consciousness and why the 'idea' of success (how l'll feel when I get there) and the reality of it (how I actually feel when I 'succeed') are rarely the same. Super interesting. Enjoy.