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About Rohit

A keynote speaker on trends, innovation, marketing, storytelling and diversity.

Rohit Bhargava is on a mission to inspire more non-obvious thinking in the world. He is the #1 Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of eight books and is widely considered one of the most entertaining and original speakers on disruption, trends and marketing in the world.

Rohit has been invited to keynote events in 32 countries … and over the past year, given more than 100 virtual talks from his home studio. He previously spent 15 years as a marketing strategist at Ogilvy and Leo Burnett and also teaches marketing and storytelling as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

He loves the Olympics, actively hates cauliflower and is a proud dad of boys.

Just the Facts

A Super Short Bio

Rohit Bhargava is on a mission to inspire more non-obvious thinking in the world. He is the #1 WSJ bestselling author of eight books on marketing, trends and how to create a more diverse and inclusive world.

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A Super Short Bio

Rohit Bhargava is on a mission to inspire more non-obvious thinking in the world. He is the #1 WSJ bestselling author of eight books on marketing, trends and how to create a more diverse and inclusive world.

The Full Bio

Rohit Bhargava is on a mission to inspire more non-obvious thinking in the world. He is a leading authority on marketing, trends and innovation. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur and starting the Non-Obvious Company, he previously spent over 15 years advising large organizations on digital and marketing at two respected global agencies: Leo Burnett and Ogilvy. Rohit is widely considered one of the most entertaining and original keynote speakers on marketing disruption and innovation in the world. He is the #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of eight books on topics as wide ranging as the future of business, building a human brand with personality, and how to create a more diverse and inclusive world. He has been invited to deliver sold-out keynotes and workshops to change the way teams and leaders think at the World Bank, NASA, Intel, LinkedIn, MetLife, Under Armour, Univision, Disney and hundreds of other well-known organizations. Rohit has also taught popular courses on marketing and storytelling at Georgetown University in Washington DC and writes a monthly column on trends for GQ magazine in Brazil. Rohit lives in the Washington DC area, is married and is a proud dad of two boys. He loves the Olympics (he’s been to five!) and actively hates cauliflower.

The Extended Bio

Rohit Bhargava is an innovation and marketing expert, skilled facilitator, and keynote speaker. After graduating with an English major and studying screenwriting and poetry, Rohit made a shift to start a successful 15 year career as a brand and marketing strategist while working at two of the largest agencies in the world (Ogilvy and Leo Burnett). In 2014, Rohit became an entrepreneur and has since started three companies. He is the #1 Wall Street Journal best selling author of eight books on topics as wide ranging as the future of business, building a brand with personality and how to create a more diverse and inclusive world and has delivered sold out keynote presentations and workshops to business leaders in 32 countries.

His signature book Non-Obvious was published from 2011 to 2020 with 15 new trends annually and was a #1 Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller read or shared by more than 1 million readers. His books have been translated in twelve languages and won more than 20 prestigious international book awards. As a keynote speaker, Rohit has been invited to share his insights at some of the most forward-looking organizations and stages in the world including Intel, NASA, Disney, JP Morgan Chase, LinkedIn, Microsoft, American Express, CES, SXSW, the World Bank, Coca-Cola and hundreds of others.

Outside of his time on stage, 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 17 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 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, was sad to miss Tokyo, but is really looking forward to Paris 2024!) and actively hates 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 two boys to be kind when no one expects it, curious about the things others take for granted, and confident enough to change the world.

On-Stage Intro Bio

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Rohit [ROW-HIT] Bhargava [BAR-GA-VA] is on a mission to inspire more “non-obvious” thinking in the world.

He is the #1 Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of eight books on marketing, storytelling, trends and diversity. His signature book, Non-Obvious, has been read or shared by over 1 million readers.

As a “non-boring” keynote speaker, Rohit has been invited to speak in 32 countries and is a frequent speaker and workshop facilitator for some of the world’s most pioneering organizations, including NASA, Disney, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Marriott, World Bank, Intel, LinkedIn and over a hundred others.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, Rohit spent 15 years leading advising global brands on marketing strategy through leadership roles at Leo Burnett and Ogilvy. He is the founder of three successful companies, and teaches marketing and storytelling at Georgetown University in Washington DC. His thinking has also been featured on NPR, Fast Company and the Harvard Business Review and he writes a monthly column for GQ magazine in Brazil.

On a personal note, he loves the Olympics, hates cauliflower, is a proud dad of two boys and looks forward to meeting all of you in person later today. Please join me in welcoming ROW-HIT BAR-GA-VA!

SHORT Introduction Script

Rohit [ROW-HIT] Bhargava [BAR-GA-VA] is on a mission to inspire more “non-obvious” thinking in the world.

He is the THREE-Time Wall Street Journal best-selling author of eight books on marketing, storytelling, trends and diversity that have been read or shared by over 1 million readers.

As a “non-boring” keynote speaker, Rohit has been invited to speak in 32 countries and in sold-out venues across the country. He is the founder of the Non-Obvious Company, and teaches storytelling at Georgetown University.

On a personal note, he loves the Olympics, hates cauliflower, is a proud dad of two boys.

Please join me in welcoming ROW-HIT BAR-GA-VA!

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Rohit is the author of 8 books on trends, the future of business, building a more human brand with storytelling and how to create a more diverse and inclusive world.

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