Madan Birla, both for personal and professional reasons, has been passionately interested and active in the work/life balance field for a long time. Author 184 Enjoy Balance and Unleash Creativity He was born and grew up in New Delhi. After completing high schooling in New Delhi, he did his undergraduate work in Mechanical Engineering at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani. Following that he enrolled at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, IL, where he received his Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. After graduating from IIT, he joined RCA Records in Indianapolis. While in Indianapolis he did graduate work in Business at Butler University. After moving to Memphis to join FedEx, he received a Master of Science degree in Counseling from the University of Memphis.