Marketer | Author | Speaker | Professor | Nice Guy

About Rohit Bhargava

ABOUT ROHIT – The “Just The Facts” Super Short Bio

Rohit Bhargava helps inspire people to see what others miss and be more open-minded. He is the founder of the Non-Obvious Company and Ideapress Publishing. Rohit previously spent 15 years as a marketing strategist for Ogilvy and Leo Burnett, is the # WSJ bestselling author of seven books and is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University.

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ABOUT ROHIT – The “Short On Space” Bio (200-ish Words)

Rohit Bhargava is on a mission to help the world be more open-minded by teaching anyone how to be a non-obvious thinker. He is the founder of both the Non-Obvious Company and Ideapress Publishing, as well as the #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of seven books. Before becoming an entrepreneur, he previously spent 15 years in leadership roles at two renowned ad agencies: Leo Burnett and Ogilvy. As a popular keynote speaker, Rohit has been invited to deliver non-boring presentations in 32 countries around the world (and more than 150 virtual talks over the past year). He is an expert in trends, marketing, storytelling and building trust – and his insights + signature workshops have been used by the World Bank, NASA, Intel, Disney, Colgate, Swissotel, Coca-Cola, Schwab, Under Armour, NBC Universal, American Express and hundreds of others large organizations. Outside of his consulting and writing, Rohit is a popular Adjunct Professor of Storytelling and Marketing at Georgetown University and also writes a monthly column for GQ magazine in Brazil. Every week he also interviews fascinating people on his Non-Obvious Insights Show. Rohit believes in listening before talking and his friends (and clients!) always describe him as a nice guy. He lives in the Washington DC area with his wife and two young sons, loves everything about the Olympics (he’s been to five so far and plans to go to the postponed Tokyo Olympics too), and actively hates cauliflower (yuck!).

ABOUT ROHIT – The “Give Me The Whole Story” Full Bio

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 #1 Wall Street Journal best selling author of seven 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.

ABOUT ROHIT – My Story: “Behind The Brand” Interview

This interview is a few years old (while I was still with Ogilvy), but it is one of my favorite personal interviews with the great Bryan Elliott where I had the chance to talk about my career path – how I started in marketing, where the big idea behind Likeonomics (my second book) came from and many other personal stories.  It is an interview that will give you a good sense of who I am …

(And in case you want to keep watching, here is a link to Part 2 of the interview!)

ABOUT ROHIT – Speaking Trailer Video

ABOUT ROHIT – Speaking Testimonial Video