Rohit Bhargava

rohit bhargava speaker

Rohit Bhargava

rohit bhargava speaker


Innovation and Marketing Speaker And Expert and the Founder of The Non-Obvious Company

Speech Topics Include:

  • Afterward: How Non-Obvious Thinking Can Make You More Resilient and Ready For What Comes Next
  • 4 Non-Obvious Megatrends That Matter Since the Pandemic (And How To Use Them)

Rohit Bhargava believes the world needs more non-obvious thinking. He is an innovation and marketing expert, skilled facilitator, and keynote speaker. After a successful 15 year career as a brand and marketing strategist at two of the largest agencies in the world (Ogilvy and Leo Burnett), Rohit became an entrepreneur and has since started three companies, including the Non-Obvious Company where he is currently the Founder and Chief Trend Curator.

He is the Wall Street Journal best-selling author of six books on topics as wide ranging as the future of business and building a brand with personality and has delivered sold out keynote presentations and workshops to business leaders in 32 countries. His signature book Non-Obvious has been read and shared by more than 1 million readers and is translated in ten languages. Rohit has been invited to share his insights at some of the most forward-looking organizations in the world including Intel, NASA, Disney, JP Morgan Chase, LinkedIn, Microsoft, American Express, BP, the World Bank, Coca-Cola and hundreds of others.

Outside of his consulting work, Rohit also teaches his popular signature course on storytelling and marketing at Georgetown University in Washington DC and has been invited to deliver guest lectures at many other prestigious schools including Stanford and Wharton. For the past 16 years Rohit has also been writing his personal “Influential Marketing Blog” which has been featured in global media and named one of the top 25 marketing blogs in the world by AdAge magazine.

He is regularly interviewed and featured as an expert commentator in global media including Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, and NPR. Rohit also writes a monthly column for GQ magazine in Brazil on technology and trends.

Thanks to his many years of sharing insights, Rohit has been recognized alongside visionary business leaders like Sir Richard Branson and Tom Peters as a “Top 100 Thought Leader In Trustworthy Business Behavior” and was named by global recruiting firm Korn Ferry as one of the “Most Influential South Asians In Media and Entertainment.”

On a personal level, Rohit is married and lives with his wife and two young boys in the Washington DC area. He is a lifelong fan of anything having to do with the Olympics (he’s been to five so far and headed to Tokyo soon!) and actively avoids anything having to do with cauliflower (yuck!). Outside of work, Rohit believes that the most entertaining and impactful job he will ever have is being a great dad and teaching his sons to be kind when no one expects it, curious about the things others take for granted, and confident enough to change the world.

Afterward: How Non-Obvious Thinking Can Make You More Resilient and Ready For What Comes Next

When every day seems to bring more disruption, it’s hard to know where to focus. The more things change, the less likely it seems that we’ll ever get back to business as usual. Is there a reason for optimism right now? No one really knows. But we do know that the people and companies who will be more resilient and emerge from this chaos to be stronger than before will be the ones who can keep a strategic eye focused on tomorrow instead of just reacting for today. In this candid session, bestselling author and storyteller Rohit Bhargava will share how you can use the principles of non-obvious thinking to see opportunities others don’t, be more resilient and prepare for an uncertain future, no matter what comes next.


4 Non-Obvious Megatrends That Matter Since the Pandemic (And How To Use Them)

One of the biggest effects of the disruption we are facing today is the acceleration of ideas. Distance learning, ghost restaurants, esports, telemedicine, streaming entertainment, videoconferencing and more than a dozen other futuristic ideas are now becoming daily realities and going mainstream. In this candid talk, bestselling author and trend curator Rohit Bhargava will share how anyone can become more resilient by being an observer of the non-obvious and why the people who build this skill will be the ones who emerge from this time of change better prepared for whatever comes next. The future will belong to non-obvious thinkers and this talk will help you become one of them.

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