Rohit Bhargava

Rohit Bhargava 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.

He is the Wall Street Journal best selling author of five 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 is updated annually with 15 new trend predictions, 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 14 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!), actively avoids anything having to do with cauliflower (yuck!), and 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.

Keynote Offerings:

  1. How To Be More Innovative (And Actually Predict The Future) – A highly actionable talk where Rohit reveals the key habits leaders and teams can use to see the world differently, be more innovative and even predict the future. This talk can also include insights from his original trend research published in my annual WSJ best-selling book Non-Obvious.
  2. How To Be More Trusted In A Skeptical World – We are living amidst a modern believability crisis within every organization in every industry. In this talk, Rohit shares what it takes for organizations and leaders to be trusted in a skeptical world. From teaching the power of storytelling to showing how to better leverage social media, Rohit can tailor his remarks toward brand marketing teams, customer service, leadership or sales, with content based on a combination of insights from three of his books Likeonomics, Personality Not Includedand Non-Obvious).

A compelling story about Rohit’s creative idea-curation process, from Microsoft Story Labs

What’s It Like To Work With Rohit?