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5th Bangalore Business Literature Festival - 2019

5th Bangalore Business Literature Festival - 2019
on Aug 27, 2019
5th Bangalore Business Literature Festival - 2019

About The Event

Of Stories, Ideas and  We are excited to invite you to the 5th edition of the Bangalore Business Literature Festival (BBLF). A melting pot of compelling stories, deep conversations and brilliant ideas, BBLF is where readers, budding authors, corporate executives, start-up founders, writers, B-School faculty and students, trainers and coaches come to celebrate the best of Indian business writing and thought. This unique festival is being held from 9:30 am to 6 pm on Satuday, September 7, 2019 at WeWork Galaxy, one of Bangalore's most exciting venues. On offer are stimulating panel discussions, interesting workshops, the CK Prahlad Award for the Best Indian Business Book, a pop-up bookstore and more! Lying in the cusp of business and literature, BBLF has been curated for those who love creating, publishing and consuming great business content. It's an opportunity for you to find the energy and positivity to take business, career and learning challenges in your stride. All this, through lively interactions with authors and business leaders, who have a lot to share. Authors are more than their books. Many combine writing with their successful business careers. Come and hear them, and get inspired by their stories. Limited seats only. Register early!
Venue :
WeWork,Residency Road,Ashok Nagar, Shanthala Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Compelling Stories and Conversations Morning Session 09.00 a.m. Registration   09.50 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. Welcome Hosts Sandeep Das and Archana Chakravarthy 10.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. The Craft of Business Storytelling Malavika Harita, former CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi Focus and Founder, Brand Circle Ameen Haque, Founder, Storywallahs Sona Maniar, Author of 'Peasants at a Party & Other Stories', a work of corporate fiction What makes storytelling a compelling method of communication and learning? How can it help us build a stronger relationship with team members, customers, vendors, and other stakeholders? Come, discover the magic of applying storytelling in a business context. 10.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. The Jobs Crisis - How Can India Leverage its Strengths R. Jagannathan, Author of 'The Jobs Crisis in India' in conversation with Sudheesh Venkatesh, Chief People Officer, Azim Premji Foundation Why are so many Indian youth jobless? Why is there a rising discontent in the number and nature of jobs? How are technology and automation transforming the job scenario in India? How could Indian professionals manage uncertainty smartly? This conversation takes a deep look at these questions and tries to recommend innovative and bold solutions for individuals, firms and the nation. 11.00 a.m. - 11.15 a.m. Networking Tea   11.15 a.m. - 12.00 Writings on Indian Corporate History - Decoding the Tata Legacy Harish Bijoor, Branding Guru, CEO, Harish Bijoor Consults Mukund Rajan, Author of 'The Brand Custodian: My Years with the Tatas' in conversation with Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director and Professor of Strategic Management, IIM 12.00 - 12.30 p.m. Games2Win Alok Kejriwal, Author of 'Why I Stopped Wearing My Socks' In conversation with Ashok G, Founder CEO, StartUp360 Alok will share his real-life story of how he gave up his family business to launch a gaming company (which he sold to Walt Disney), how he turned a successful serial entrepreneur and much more. 12.30 p.m. - 12.50 p.m. The Art of Authorship - by V Raghunathan, Author of 'Games Indians Play' and 14 other books 12.50 p.m. - 01.20 p.m. Legend's Talk - Narayana Murthy, co-founder, Infosys, on the 10th Anniversary of his book A Better India A Better World A decade ago, Mr. Narayana Murthy's book offered a blend of practical and radical solutions to some of India's most complex problems. In this conversation, he will revisit his book and talk about current and future challenges facing businesses and professionals. 01.20 p.m. - 01.30 p.m. BBLF CK Prahalad Award for the Best Business Book 2019 Host Benedict Paramanand 01.30 p.m. - 02.15 p.m. Networking Lunch and Live Music   Afternoon Session   02.15 p.m. - 02.30 p.m. Business Quiz by Sandeep Das, Author, and Director, PwC 02.30 p.m. - 02.45 p.m. Title sponsor talk - ICFAI Business School 02.45 p.m. - 03.30 p.m. Business Literature in Indian Languages Mahendra Sharma, CEO, Matrubharti Vikrant Pande, Writer, and Literary Translator MK Raghavendra, Award-Winning Film Critic, Author, Founder of Journal 'Deep Focus' in conversation with Amar Deshpande, Founder, gaatha story Despite the dominance of English, Indian languages continue to play a key role both in business conversations and literature. What does this mean for authors and publishers? How can they leverage this opportunity? Hear our speakers talk about building communities of writers and readers in Indian language markets. Also, learn how to leverage the latest technologies to connect with readers and grow the market for vernacular content. 03.30 p.m. - 03.45 p.m. Book Reveals 03.45 p.m. - 04.00 p.m. Networking Tea 04.00 p.m. - 04.30 p.m Invisible Rules of Success for Young Professionals Shalini Lal and Pradnya Parasher, Authors of 'The Secret Lives of Organizations Invisible Rules of Success for the Young Indian Professional' In conversation with Ramya Ranganathan, Adjunct Faculty, IIM Bangalore Every organization has unwritten rules and unseen dynamics that no B-School teaches you. These rules and dynamics create secret pathways to growth and success in the workplace. This conversation will give you a peek into this mysterious world. 04.30 p.m. - 05.00 p.m.  Self-publishing Bestsellers - The Future of Publishing, Content, and Media Naveen Valsakumar, CEO, Notion Press Amit Goel, Product Head, Amagi In conversation with Ganesh Vancheeswaran, Author of Underage CEOs and Brand Specialist The world of publishing is changing rapidly. Self-publishing is a fascinating new trend that makes it easy for anyone to publish and earn well. Hear from India's chief disruptor in the publishing game. Also, learn about monetizing content and expand your reach through cloud-based media and content publishing. 05.00 p.m. - 06.00 p.m.  Demystifying Entrepreneurship Shradha Sharma, Co-author of 'Cut the Crap & Jargon - Lessons from the Start-up Trenches' and Founder, YourStory Nistha Tripathi, Author of 'NO SHORTCUTS - Rare Insights From 15 Successful Start-up Founders' Varad Rajan Krishna, Founder - 100 Open Startups and a Serial Entrepreneur with 5 successful exits Karthik Kumar, Author of 'Don't Startup - What No One Tells You About Starting Your Own Business' Host - Shoaib Ahmed, Founder - Catalyster, Co-founder - iSpirit Leaders are readers. So, what do company founders read? What should they be reading? What are the gaps in the entrepreneurship literature that should be plugged? With VG Siddhartha's unfortunate episode still fresh in people's minds, conversations here could hover around how entrepreneurs cope with stress - how some are able to manage and why a few can't. How entrepreneurs could avoid poor or bad financial management ruin fascinating brands and great organizations that have been painstakingly built.

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