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What does it take to spot trends and predict the future, and what do you do when you think you have a book inside of you dying to get out? Join Laura Gassner Otting as she hosts this episode of LGOtv with special guest, Rohit Bhargava – Trendspotter, Olympics Fanatic, Non-Obvious Thinker

2:05 – You’re a nice guy, and here’s how I know.
3:43 – How did you get into publishing?
8:30 – A little shared love for the physicality of a book.
10:00 – How do you predict the future?
11:15 – Where does creativity come from?
12:05 – Pro-tip: The secret lies in Modern Farmer Magazine.
15:43 – How to speed consume media and spot trends like a pro.
18:38 – The “triumph story” of Olympics is an American way to watch the Olympics
23:32 – What is it about the Olympics that got you into it?
29:05 – What else should be on our 2020 Bingo Card?
31:53 – How has COVID changed us, and what’s next?
36:49 – In praise of empathy.
37:27 – How do we take advantage of our current situation to make our work even better?
39:39 – What are you doing these days that you are really enjoying?
40:42 – The Non-Obvious Show, Rohit’s new weekly rundown of the top trends.
42:18 – Why are you doing this new weekly show?
44:45 – Why should we be building email lists?
46:39 – How do you approach failure?
49:29 – “I don’t think anyone always has confidence.”
52:18 – Making social media social.

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Washington Post Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote speaker, Laura Gassner Otting, inspires people to push past the doubt and indecision that keep great ideas in limbo because her presentations make listeners think bigger and accept greater challenges that reach beyond their limited scope of belief.

She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and perspective generated by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, as well as philanthropic landscapes. Laura dares listeners to find their voice, and generate the confidence needed to tackle larger-than-life challenges. She leads them to seek new ways of leading, managing and mentoring others.