Baldwin Wallace University MBA Association invites you to a free, recurring seminar:

With Param Srikantia, popular presenter of the "Why Life Sucks" series


Why Life Sucks: Enjoying the Lightness of Being

Sunday, July 28, 2019
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Details of individual topics and schedule below.

All held in Kamm Hall Room 215*


*Use 275 Eastland Road, Berea, OH 44017 for GPS directions. On campus parking is free and unrestricted on weekends. Bring a snack to eat during breaks.

Please RSVP to indicating which sessions you plan to attend.

We have all known moments when we experience the full potential for enjoyment and richness in our lives. Yet, in our everyday lives, we seem to be making very little of this profound potential. As the years roll by, the reality of our day to day life becomes far removed from the possibilities for joyous fulfillment that we once glimpsed.  For example, have you noticed how exhausted and drained out many of us are at the end of the day?  Isn't it strange that no matter how much money we make, we are in a condition of perennial scarcity? Isn't it ironic that with increasing levels of material affluence, we are left with progressively less leisure or peace of mind to enjoy our life? This is a seminar that speaks to the heart of these contradictions and enables you to transform your inner reality with the help of techniques and perspectives rarely known to modern industrial civilizations. You will experience a unique four and a half hour long global voyage which will distill for you and, for your friends and family, breakthrough insights buried in distant places. We will explore the secrets of happiness practiced for centuries by cultures and civilizations around the world. The techniques will help you live each moment with wakefulness and a sense of vitality, experiencing a profound appreciation of life rather than the chronic, restless discontent that usually envelops us.

For a preview of Param Srikantia's unique seminars, check out this recent TEDx event at Syracuse University. 


Many of us are pursuing success in different forms. Yet, we seldom stop and question if these images of success we inherited from our upbringing are really serving us in living fulfilling lives and in tapping into our inner talents, or are a burden to us, imprisoning us while making us subservient to external expectations. This talk will expose you to multiple paradigms of success and give you the opportunity to profoundly understand the challenges of your inner journey in a reflective and contemplative space. You will be invited to go beyond your everyday notions of success/failure and to experience the richness of your own being in a manner that is rarely possible in the 'busyness' of everyday living. Rather than succumbing to the seriousness of institutional bureaucratic living as we all do from time to time, you will begin to approach the future with a liberating playfulness, able to appreciate both the comic and tragic aspects of our obsession with success and our fear of failure. The talk will draw from distant repositories of global wisdom and will therefore enable you to examine your life from perspectives rarely available to you through your formal education. This will be a truly exciting pilgrimage of discovery into both the distant peaks and valleys of a global landscape and the deeply buried treasures of your inner consciousness.


About the Speaker

Dr. Param Srikantia, a Professor in the School of Business at Baldwin Wallace University, is a former television host in India who is well acquainted with the art of energizing a live audience. Dr. Srikantia has recently embarked on public seminars based on non-traditional ways of unleashing human potential that have now grown to a contagious level of popularity reaching several thousand attendees in Cleveland, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Washington DC and the New York metropolitan areas. He was selected by an international training organization with a global outreach that feature "cutting edge" thinkers in management, to offer seminars to their membership base of Fortune 500 companies nationally. Additionally, his public outreach seminars have attracted practicing managers, entrepreneurs, physicians, attorneys, social workers, nurses, psychotherapists, public policy practitioners, labor leaders, and teachers.  These ten public seminars embody an unusual form of education not currently available in most U.S. universities or corporations as they invoke very diverse methods and perspectives discovered across the world for tapping into the deepest reservoirs of human potential. He has authored over 35 scholarly papers in Management, Organizational Behavior, and Globalization that he has published or presented at conferences in the United States, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University and Master’s Degrees in Business Administration, in Human Resources and in Organizational Psychology. Param has worked for the World Bank Group, Arthur Andersen, the Unilever Group, the American Cyanamid Company, Lederle Laboratories and the Tata Group of Companies. He has taught as Lead Faculty at the Weatherhead School of Management, at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and as Visiting Faculty at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Washington D.C.  He has also taught at the business program at the University of Iowa in the U.S., at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute in India and FAE Business School in Brazil.

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