“Outside” Speaker at the 2015 Symposium
Note: Rohit Bhargava was the “outside” speaker at the 2015 symposium. Dorie Clark will be the “outside” speaker at the 2016 symposium.
Rohit Bhargava is a trend curator who believes in sharing “non-obvious” ideas. He is the author of five best selling business books including Non-Obvious (Wall Street Journal bestseller in early 2015) and Likeonomics (shortlisted for Best Sales/Marketing Book of the Year by 1800CEORead).
Outside of writing, Rohit has advised hundreds of global brands as a former executive at Ogilvy and is currently founder of the Influential Marketing Group–an independent strategic consulting practice based in Washington DC.
A popular and non-boring keynote speaker, Rohit has been invited to headline events in 31 countries around the world where his popular talks have inspired audiences from 10 to 10,000 people to lead with personality, create more human organizations, and even learn to predict the future.
His thinking on business trends have been viewed more than half a million times online, and his personal blog has been named one of the top 25 marketing blogs in the world by Ad Age. Rohit also teaches marketing and pitching at Georgetown University and is regularly quoted as an expert in media including Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, and NPR.
He is a lifelong fan of anything having to do with the Olympics (he’s been to four so far!), actively avoids anything having to do with cauliflower (yuck!), and has dedicated his career to helping brands and leaders be more influential by embracing their humanity and personality.
Rohit will offer his perspective in a talk titled “The Superhuman Art of Learning to Predict the Future,” which will be part of the community assembly that opens day 2 of the 2015 Leading Learning Symposium. (To read more about the structure of the symposium, see the full schedule.)
The Superhuman Art of Learning to Predict the Future
For the past five years, Rohit’s annual Trend Report has been viewed and downloaded more than half a million times. Rohit’s talk will give us a look at the methods he uses to predict the future, and we’ll learn five essential habits that will change the way we think. This talk will also reveal the five new trends changing business in the coming year. Predicting the future may seem hard, but, with the right process, it’s not only possible, it can give us the ultimate competitive edge.