Welcome and talk on Impact of Covid Pandemic on Publishing

V Raghunathan, Chair, Bangalore Business Literature Festival, Former Professor, IIM Ahmedabad, Columnist and Author of best-sellers like Games Indians Play, Ganesha on the Dashboard, The Corruption Conundrum and Other Paradoxes and Dilemmas, Locks, Mahabharata And Mathematics : An Exploration Of Unexpected Parallels


Branding Challenges in a Polarised World

Sudhakar Rao, Director-Branding, ICFAI Group


Entrepreneur Professionals – A Well kept Secret of Big Businesses and How to Grow This Tribe in India

Sudhir Sitapati – Author of The CEO Factory: Management Lessons from Hindustan Unilever, VP, Hindustan Lever Ltd​

In Conversation with Srinivasa Addepalli, Co-founder of GlobalGyan, Former Chief Strategy Officer, Tata Communications


Decoding India's Mega Scams

K Giriprakash – Author of The Vijay Mallya Story, Chief of Bureau Hindu Businessline 

Pavan C Lall – Author of Flawed: The Rise and Fall of India’s Diamond Mogul Nirav Modi, Senior Journalist

Tamal Bandyopadhyay – Author of Sahara: The Untold Story, Senior Journalist

In conversation with Shankar P, Editor at Knowledge@Wharton, Former Resident Editor, The Economic Times



An Expat’s Desi Chronicle

Vladi Ruppo – Author, Russian Expat, Senior IT Professional, Entrepreneur
In conversation with Sumathi Chari, Co-founder PRHUB



Writing on the Wall – How Authors are Influencing Climate Change & Sustainability Discourse

Navi Radjou – Co-Author of Do Better With Less – Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Growth, Winner of Thinkers 50 Award. Innovation and leadership advisor based in New York

Meghaa Gupta – Author of Unearthed – An Environmental History of Independent India

Harini Nagendra – Author of Cities and Canopies, Faculty at Azim Premji University​

In conversation with Benedict Paramanand, Editor, SustainabilityNext



Indian Start-Ups  – Adventures and Lessons from the Trenches

Sidharth Rao – Author of How I Almost Blew It – Incredible Lessons from India’s Most Successful Digital Entrepreneurs, Founder of Webchutney

Rahul Chandra – Author of The Moonshot Games – Adventures of a Venture Capitalist, Founder of Arkam Ventures

Karthik Kumar – Author of Don’t Startup: What No One Tells You About Starting  Your Own Business, Actor, Director and Comedian

In Conversation with T N Hari – Author of Say No to Jugaad – The Making of Big Basket, Advisor & Mentor to Startups


Social Entrepreneurship – How to Get the Best of the Two Worlds

Madan Padaki – Serial Social Entrepreneur, Co-founder Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME) & Head Held High

Madhukar Shukla – Author of Social Entrepreneurship in India : Quarter Idealism and a Pound of Pragmatism, faculty XLRI​

Anuja Master Bose – Independent Advisor for Social Enterprises and Philanthropy

In Conversation with Smarinita Shetty, Co-founder and CEO, India Development Review


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Becoming You – The Inner Journey Chronicles

Alok Kejriwal – Author of The Cave - An Internet Entrepreneur’s Spiritual Journey, founder of Games2Win

In conversation with Caroline Cares, Author of Becoming You – Stories of Courage & Vulnerability, Founder of Vibha – Community for Inclusion


Non-Obvious Trends Shaping Businesses, Careers & Societies

Rohit Bhargava – Author of Non-Obvious Trends – WSJ Bestseller

Prateek Raj – Author of Evolution of Business and Markets – How Free and Inclusive Societies Emerge, Prof. of Strategy, IIM Bangalore

Sandeep Das – Director PWC, Author of Hacks for Career and Life – A Millennials’ Guide to Making it Big

In conversation with Madanmohan Rao, Research Director, YourStory


2020 BBLF CK Prahalad Best Business Book Award Ceremony

Introduction to the award by Benedict Paramanand, Author of CK Prahalad: The Mind of the Futurist, Smash! The Rise of Indian Badminton: Stories of Grit & Triumph

Relevance of late Prof. C K Prahalad’s Ideas today by Narayanan Ramachandran, CK's student and former head of Morgan Stanley India

Presentation of the award by Mrs. Gayatri Prahalad and Deepa Prahalad​

Award Acceptance speech by Mihir Dalal, Author of Big Billion Startup – The Flipkart Story

Fireside chat with the Jury Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan, Director IIM Bangalore, one of the 4 Jury members, about how the jury picked this book and not the others in the shortlist


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