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Come to Get Inspired

Of Stories, Ideas and Conversations

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.

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Sep 7, 2019

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WeWork Galaxy
43, Residency Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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  • 9 AM - 9:50 AMRegistration
    9:50 AM - 10 AMWelcome
    Hosts Sandeep Das and Archana Chakravarthy
    10 AM - 10:30 AMThe Craft of Business Storytelling
    What makes the 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.

    Malavika Harita

    Ameen Haque

    Sona Maniar

    10:30 AM - 11 AMThe Jobs Crisis - How Can India Leverage its Strengths
    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.

    Raghavan Jagannathan

    Sudheesh Venkatesh

    11 AM - 11:15 AMNetworking Tea
    11:15 AM - 12 PMWritings on Indian Corporate History - Decoding the Tata Legacy

    Harish Bijoor

    Mukund Rajan

    Rishikesha T. Krishnan

    12 PM - 12:30 PMGames2Win
    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.

    Alok Kejriwal

    Ashok G

    12:30 PM - 12:50 PMThe Art of Authorship
    The Art of Authorship - by V Raghunathan, Author of 'Games Indians Play' and 14 more

    V Raghunathan

    12:50 PM - 1:20 PMLegend’s Talk - Leaders as Readers
    Narayana Murthy, Co-founder, Infosys, in conversation with Benedict Paramanand, CEO Bangalore Biz LitFest, Author of CK Prahalad - The Mind of the Futurist, editor SustainabilityNext

    N. R. Narayana Murthy

    Benedict Paramanand

    1:20 PM - 1:30 PMThe BBLF CK Prahalad Award for the Best Business Book - 2019
    1:30 PM - 2:15 PMNetworking Lunch and Live Music
    2:15 PM - 2:30 PMBusiness Quiz
    by Sandeep Das, Author & Director - PwC, Bangalore

    Sandeep Das

    2:30 PM - 2:45 PMMy Choice My Future

    Dr. Priyadharshini SK

    2:45 PM - 3:30 PMBusiness Literature in Indian Languages
    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.

    Amar Deshpande

    Mahendra Sharma

    Vikant Pande

    Sharmin Ali

    3:30 PM - 3:45 PMBook Reveals
    3:45 PM - 4 PMNetworking Tea
    4 PM - 4:30 PMInvisible Rules of Success for Young Professionals
    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 at the workplace. This conversation will give you a peek into this mysterious world.

    Pradnya Parasher

    Ramya Ranganathan

    Shalini Lal

    4:30 PM - 5 PMSelf-publishing Bestsellers - The Future of Publishing, Content and Media
    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.

    Amit Goel

    Naveen Valsakumar

    Ganesh Vancheeswaran

    5 PM - 6 PMDemystifying Entrepreneurship and Start-up Literature
    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 mind, 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.

    Nistha Tripathi

    Shradha Sharma

    Varad Rajan Krishna

    Shoaib Ahmed

    Suresh Narasimha



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