Compelling Stories & Conversations
09.50 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.
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
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
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. to 11.15 a.m.
11.15 a.m. – 12.00
Writings on Indian Corporate History - Decoding the Tata Legacy
Harish Bijoor, Branding Guru, CEO, Harish Bijoor Consults
in conversation with
Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Professor of Strategy, IIM Bangalore
12.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
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 more
12.50 p.m. – 01.20 p.m.
Legend’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
01.20 p.m. - 01.30 p.m.
BBLF CK Prahalad Award for the Best Business Book 2019
01.30 p.m. - 02.15 p.m.
Networking Lunch and Live Music
02.15 p.m. - 02.30 p.m.
Sandeep Das, Author and Director, PwC
02.30 p.m. - 02.45 p.m.
My Choice My Future
Dr. Priyadharshini SK, faculty, ICFAI Business School
The talk will cover the current employment state (employability skills), lack of career guidance, the need for one in India, the tool itself, the users and its impact.
02.45 p.m. - 03.30 p.m.
Business Literature in Indian Languages
Mahendra Sharma, CEO, Matrubharti
Vikrant Pande, writer and literary translator
Sharmin Ali, founder & CEO, Instoried, Author
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.
03.45 p.m. - 04.00 p.m.
04.00 p.m. - 04.30 p.m
Invisible Rules of Success for Young Professionals
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 at 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
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.
Shradha Sharma, Co-author of 'Cut the Crap & Jargon - Lessons from the Start-up Trenches' and founder, YourStory
Varad Rajan Krishna, Founder, 100 Open Startups and a Serial Entrepreneur with 5 successful exits
Suresh Narasimha, founder, TELiBrahma, Sensara and MonkeyBox,
Board Member, TiE. Currently runs CoCreate.ventures
Shoaib Ahmed, founder, Catalyster, Co-founder, iSpirit, former president, Tally Solutions
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.
Writing and Publishing a Bestselling Business Book
Freelance Journalist and Author of ‘The Underage CEOs’
Books that fall in the realm of business, entrepreneurship, management and self-improvement form a large chunk of the non-fiction books published in India every year. There is a huge and growing market for these books - not just in the metros, but in smaller towns and cities, too. Not just in English, but in vernacular too.
Writing a business book has several benefits, including building your personal brand, bringing you money and establishing you as an authority in your domain, leading to further opportunities.
If you want to tap into this opportunity, then this workshop is for you.
Bangalore Business Literature Festival (BBLF) is happy to present a workshop on
How to Write a Bestselling Business Book
Hosted by Ganesh Vancheeswaran, author of the popular book ‘The Underage CEOs: Fascinating Stories of Young Indians Who Became CEOs in their Twenties', this workshop is just what you need to get your business book out in the market. You will learn about
Key aspects and dynamics of the Indian book publishing industry
Why you should write a book
Key success factors for a book
Spotting the idea for your book
Different modes of publishing (including self-publishing)
The role of a literary agent
The book-writing and publishing process, step by step
Naming your book
Tips for writing effectively
The author-publisher relationship
Kick-ass project management
Marketing your book
PODSHOP: A Workshop on How to Create, Grow and Monetise your Podcast
Founder Gaatha Story, a podcasting firm
Podcasting is taking the world by storm. This exciting new broadcast technology is helping several people take their stories to the world through an engaging, new-age medium. The question is, are you leveraging it?
Have you ever wanted to start your own podcast? Have you wondered what it takes to set up and nurture a podcast and how to monetize it? What challenges will you likely encounter and how do you overcome them?
BBLF can help you find answers to these and other questions. In partnership with gaatha story, the creators of Baalgaatha and MyKitaab Podcasts, we are excited to present
PODSHOP: How to Create, Grow and Monetise your Podcast
Come, hear about it from Amar Deshpande, Co-Founder- gaatha story, and a seasoned professional podcaster.
In this workshop, you will learn
What podcasting is all about
How you can benefit from podcasting
What you need to create your own podcast
How to record and host
How to market your show
How to monetize your podcast
How to enter the world of publishing through podcasting and
Preparing for the long-haul
Podcasting is not just about recording an audio episode and hitting the ‘publish’ button. The team at gaatha story has developed a structured, easy-to-follow system of recording, publishing and distributing podcasts. It is the same system they have used to launch 8 podcasts in 4 languages and publish over 500 episodes that have received over 1.5 million listens.
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