Theme

Biographies & Indian
Business History

 

Program (Tentative)

09:00 Onwards
Registration
09:45-09:50
Welcome
V Raghunathan

Chair, Bangalore Biz Litfest

09:50-10:30
Timeless Lessons from Biographies That Influenced Me
Dr. G.Raghuram

Director IIM Bangalore

Ajay Nanavati

Former MD, 3M, Founder Grey Gurus

Host Sangeeth Varghese

Founder LeadCap Ventures

10:30-11:20
Failing to Succeed - Stories of Start-ups that Gained Big from Initial Setbacks
Vaitheeswaran K

Author, Advisor, Consultant, Mentor

Vidya Laxman

Technology Director at Tesco

Prof. P D Jose

Faculty at IIM Bangalore

11:30-12:30
Modern Biographies of Indian Entrepreneurs - Success Secrets
Captain Gopinath

Author of Simply Fly – an Autobiography

Rashmi Bansal

Best-selling Author of Indian Entrepreneur Stories & God's Own Kitchen - The Story of Akshaya Patra

Alan Rosling

Author of Boom Country? The New Wave of
Indian Enterprise

Host Benedict Paramanand

Author of C K Prahlad - The Mind of the Futurist

12:30-13:30
Start-ups Disrupting Publishing
Host Madanmohan Rao

Director @ YourStory

13:30-14:15
Networking Break
14:15-15:15
Learnings from Literature for Management Students and Professionals
Ram Nidumolu

CEO, Academy for Innovation & Management

Rakesh Godhwani

Faculty at IIM Bangalore

R Srinavasan

Faculty at IIM Bangalore

Host Ramya Ranganathan

Faculty at IIM Bangalore

15:30-16:30
‘The Story of Indian Business’ Tales Of Trade, Adventures In The Bazaar And Romance Of
The High Seas
Gurcharan Das

Best-selling author, conceptualized and curated a 15-volume series being published by Penguin on the history of Indian business.

Lakshmi Subramanian

Author of 'Three Merchants of Bombay: Business Pioneers of the Nineteenth Century' - Tarwady Arjunjee, Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy and Premchand Roychand—founding pioneering business empires based on trade in cotton and opium

16:30-17:30
Authors’ Panel
V Raghunathan

Author of Beyond the Call of Duty - Less-known Work of Many Englishmen who were Truly Dedicated to Indian Interests

Joydeep Sen Sharma

Author of Creating a Data-Driven Enterprise with DataOps - a Biography of Highly Successful Data-Driven Companies - The Age Factor that Influences How Start-ups Fail or Succeed

Ganesh V

Author of Underage CEOs

Host Shankar P

Indiaa Editor, Knowledge@Wharton

17:30-18:00
Closing & Valedictory Talk ‘ Making a Living vs. Making a Life’
by Gurcharan Das
 
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Workshop on Biography Writing

A business biographer and two editors talk about the art of writing biographies

By Veena Prasad & Ganesh V

 
Authors Meet Authors

Conversations between current and budding authors with successful authors. Pre-registration Must

 
Book Launches