To celebrate and foster the culture of reading, writing and publishing of business literature in India.
To become a platform for authors, readers, and the publishing industry for engaging in deep, meaningful and transformative conversations.
Nurture varied and deep learning among business leaders, entrepreneurs and students so that Indian businesses become more competitive, innovative and people centric.
Why Bangalore Business Literature Festival?
The Bangalore Business Literature Fest (BBLF) was born of a need for conversations that are focused on business literature that include books, research papers, talks, podcasts, among others. In the universe of literature, business literature is, in itself, a very large and dynamic realm. Several hundred books on business, entrepreneurship and management come out in India every year. They are teeming with interesting thoughts, radical ideas, deep questions and breakthrough answers, not to mention riveting stories.
On second Saturday since 2015, authors, aspiring authors, business leaders, NGOs, academia and graduate students come together to celebrate the best of business literature in India.
We have hosted more than 200 authors and 10,000 readers in the last eight editions since 2015 physically and on social media platforms. BBLF YouTube Channel has made BBLF a global phenomenon. Plans are on to take this festival to other cities.
This year, BBLF turns 9. While the globe of colourful dots in the logo stands for ideas that enrich our world, the white background connotes clarity of thought and communication. Crisp, clear and vibrant, we think this logo communicates the essence of the fest very well.
A team of distinguished authors and editors have helped curate BBLF:
V. Raghunathan - Former Director, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto (India Campus). Also former Professor, IIM, Ahmedabad and former President, ING Vysya Bank, Columnist and Author of bestsellers like 'Games Indians Play', 'Locks Mahabharata & Mathematics' and 'Ganesha on the Dashboard'.
Shankar P - Editor at Knowledge @ Wharton, Former Resident Editor, The Economic Times - Mumbai & Bangalore.
Shinie Antony - Columnist with The Economic Times, Co-founder of the Bangalore Literature Festival and author of 'The Orphanage for Words'.
Sangeeth Varghese - Management thinker and author of 'Open Source Leader' and 'Decide to Lead'.