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Dr Rajesh K Pillania is the leading researcher and trainer on happiness in India, popularly called India’s Happiness Professor or India's Happiness Guru. He has written 14 books and reports on Happiness such as Amazon bestseller Happiness Strategy: Strategy and Happiness for Everyone (2019); Happiness Diary: My Experiments with Happiness (2020); India Happiness Report 2020, India Cities Happiness Report 2020, World Happiness 2021, India Happiness 2022, World Happiness 2022, India Happiness 2023 and World Happiness 2023. These works are the first of their kind in India.  His work is endorsed by many global leading thinkers in happiness, including His Holiness Dalai Lama, management legend Prof Philip Kotler and Marshall Goldsmith, the #1 Executive coach; and leaders from industry. His work has been covered multiple times in international, national and regional media such as Travel and Leisure, Yahoo News, MSN, Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Economic Times, Mint, Business Standard, India Today, NDTV, Moneycontrol, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhaskar, Manorama, Anand Bazar Patrika, etc. He has shared his insights multiple times on TV and Radio in India and outside India such as in Canada, South Africa, Dubai etc. He has shared his ideas to millions of people in India and many other countries. He has taught and trained 1000s of students and executives on happiness strategy and gets excellent feedback from participants. His teaching and training focuses on adding value to the participants by explaining concepts in an innovative simple and fun way focusing on application of concepts using experiential learning.


Professor Pillania is rated and awarded the Top Professor of Strategy in India by The Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (ASSOCHAM) and Education Post. He is ranked jointly number one in average research productivity among management faculty (including IIMs and IITs) in India for research output from 1968 to 2014 .He is on the advisory board of many esteemed international research journals¸ professional bodies and conferences consisting of leading international academicians¸ industry leaders and policymakers. He is a proflic writer, columnist, popular teacher and sought after trainer on happiness, humour, strategy and innovation.

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The research is focused on two broad areas. The first one is on the frontiers of happiness, strategy and innovation and the second one is on democratizing happiness, strategy, and innovation. For frontiers of happiness, strategy and innovation, he is involved with a number of esteemed international research journals and has written research reports, papers and books. For democratizing happiness, strategy and innovation, he has published innovative humourous books which are available on Amazon, offers workshops, and writes in popular media.


The training programs are based on experiential learning. In these training programs, one finds the concepts are explained in simple and fun ways. Participants are engaged in applying the concepts using analysis and reflections. The training programs are available as 1-2 days in-company training programs. These programs are designed for senior management.

Innovation Made Easy & Fun for All

Innovation for High Performance

Strategy Made Easy & Fun for All

Disruptive Strategy

Strategy for High Performance

Happiness Strategy

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For CXOs on happiness, innovation and strategy.

Happiness, innovation and strategy are made to appear very complex, challenging, and ivory tower subjects. Happiness, innovation and strategy can be applied in a simple and fun way in various parts of life and life itself. That is what this coaching is all about!

Fun Facts!

He practices what he teaches, i.e. life needs to be lived! He enjoys his work as well as other things in life such as sports, cycling, juggling, adventure sports, traveling, music, movies, meditation and humour in life!

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