Define success and make sure that you have input from various sources into defining success. Then you stay that course. Rakesh Sarna was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, and had a humble upbringing. His father was in the Indian Foreign Service, so this meant some moving around while growing up.
Rakesh Sarna has been all over the world in an almost 40-year career in the hospitality industry. After high school, he left India for Canada. Rakesh attended Algonquin College in Ottawa, graduating in 1977 with a diploma in Hospitality Administration.