iit Alumni of Greater Houston

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2023 7pm Central

Despite our intelligence and education, many of us ask ourselves, “I am ‘smart’. Why am I not more successful?” Some others ask, “I am already successful. How can I become even more successful?” Ram Iyer is an MIT alum who asked himself those questions after facing a stunning setback ten years ago. That led him on a journey of introspection and research that resulted in key insights. He discovered 16 factors that enabled (or disabled) the success of ‘smart’ individuals. During his talk, he will share those factors and provide game-changing insights as to why this happens, and how each one of you can become more successful – irrespective of how successful you currently are.

As a benefit to our alumni, we have arranged for you to take his insightful assessment, ‘Is Your Intelligence Enabling or Disabling Your Success?’($198 value) for FREE using the following discount code at checkout: IIT-Houston-Sep2023 – click on You will get a report identifying your enabling and disabling factors.

Ram will create a composite profile of all the club’s alumni who take the assessment so you can see which factors impact success across the alumni community, and you can see how your enablers and disablers compare with those of your fellow alumni. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights to greater success.

‘Smart’ People Can Become Smarter & MORE Successful

Irrespective of How Successful They Currently Are.


from the convenience of your home, office, coffee shop…

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023
: 7:00pm – 8:00 pm Central followed by Q&A
Location:  Zoom Webinar: Link will be sent to Registrants 3 hours before event
Webinar Cost:  FREE
Assessment Cost:  FREE — Use link and promo code below 
Host Clubs: IIT Alumni of Greater Houston


Find out what ENABLES or DISABLES your greater success right now…

Click on the link below and use the discount code provided. Everybody taking the self-assessment will receive a free personalized report within a minute (check your junk mail folder if you don’t see it in your Inbox). Ram will discuss the factors and the aggregated assessment data for our club during the webinar.


Discount code at checkout: iit-Houston-Sep2023  

Discount Expiry: 12 midnight September 14, 2023



Ram Iyer is an engineer with a business degree who has worked at Boeing and Lucent, was a VC in Silicon Valley, and is on his fifth startup. He has two master’s degrees, one from MIT, a business degree. He has worked in the business for over 30 years and has reached several highs and lows. 

MONEY magazine labeled him “The Comeback Kid” and MIT Sloan listed him as a distinguished alum. He’s been featured in dozens of magazines including Money, Fortune, CIO and CFO. He’s spoken at MIT, Harvard, Princeton, as well as public events with audiences as large as 3,300. He is an engaging speaker who speaks from extensive experience, and will share insights and stories on how you too can become more successful. His website is

Like many of you, he has had successes and failures in life. He had one significant failure that almost bankrupted him and he then spent 10 years introspecting, talking to friends and colleagues, personal development ‘gurus’, mentors and accomplished people, to figure out why he had failed. His insight… HE WAS THE OBSTACLE to his own success. 

One of his ‘issues’ was that he was a graduate of an elite school. He then reflected, researched and figured out why many ‘smart’ people do not achieve the level of success commensurate with their high intelligence – and how they can become more successful. He developed an assessment with practicing psychologists that can pinpoint each individual’s  enablers and disablers, and developed tools and worksheets on how to leverage/mitigate them  to  BECOME SMARTER & MORE SUCCESSFUL.


  • I found your talk both engaging and entertaining, definitely thought provoking.  – UC Berkeley Grad

  • You raised several interesting points, which challenged my earlier views on strengths vs. weaknesses.  – MIT Grad

  • Thank you for a great session today, very insightful and especially helpful for myself as I rejoin the workforce after grad school (MBA). – MIT, Yale Grad
  • Great talk Ram! I found it engaging and very informative! – MIT Grad
  • That was a fascinating and enlightening presentation. Ram, great job! – MIT, Harvard MBA Grad
  • I attended your great MIT CAC webinar tonight. – MIT Grad

“Your talk was gratifying to our audience and the feedback was solid and aspirational.”

Luis Patino

General Manager, Univision Los Angeles

“Ram is a passionate speaker who speaks from his heart. His talk was intriguing and his insights enlightening – not obvious to many people.”

Chris Requena

Founder, Boston New Technology Group

“This was one of the best entrepreneur talks I have been to in years…”

Jeff Desocio

President, AIMC

“Ram is one of the smartest and nicest people I know. He’s superb at conceptualizing new ideas and business models.”

Richard Guha

Former CEO, Alliant Energy

Ram has Spoken at…


  1. MIT (worldwide) Chinese Alumni Group – click here
  2. Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Southern California – click here
  3. University of Chicago Booth School of Business Alumni Clubs of Los Angeles, Orange County & San Diego & Brown University Club of Orange County – click here



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“I thoroughly enjoyed the interview with Ram. I had scheduled twenty minutes but continued for over an hour because his questions were so engaging”

Dr. Ellen Langer

Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

“I loved being interviewed by Ram! He asked incredibly insightful questions. As an added benefit – I learned so much from him during our discussion. Along with being a great interviewer, he is an amazing thinker!”

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

World's #1 Leadership Thinker & Coach

“An interview with Ram is a treat. He asks thoughtful, probing questions and the conversation develops as a real dialogue. I’d sign up to talk with him any time! Business Thinking Radio is one of the great podcasts”

Sally Helgesen

World's Premier Women's Leadership Expert


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