Biographies & Indian
Business History


Program (Tentative)

09:00 Onwards
V Raghunathan

Chair, Bangalore Biz Litfest

Timeless Lessons from Business Biographies
Dr. G.Raghuram

Director IIM Bangalore

Ajay Nanavati

Former MD, 3M, Founder Grey Gurus

Joydeep Sen Sarma

Author of Creating a Data-Driven Enterprise with DataOps – Insights from Facebook, Uber, LinkedIn, Twitter, and eBay

Host Sangeeth Varghese

Founder LeadCap Ventures

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

Vijay Menon

Author of Innovation Stories from India Inc.

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

Start-ups Disrupting Publishing
Abhaya Agarwal

Co-founder at

Gaurav Gupta

Founder & CEO of

Vignesh Ramaswamy

Founder at Tartl, Penumbra

Host Madanmohan Rao

Director @ YourStory

Networking Break
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

‘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

V Raghunathan

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

Host Ganesh V

Author of ‘The Underage CEOs'

Biographies of Indian Business Tycoons
Kingshuk Nag

Author of KINGFIZZER: The Rise and Fall
of Vijay Mallya And The Double Life of Ramalinga Raju – The Story of India’s Biggest Corporate Fraud

K Giriprakash

Author of The Vijay Mallya Story

Host Shankar P

Editor, Knowledge@Wharton

Closing & Valedictory Talk ‘ Making a Living vs. Making a Life’
by Gurcharan Das
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