Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik is a speaker and author who writes on the relevance of mythology in modern times, especially in areas of management, governance, and leadership. He has been writing, illustrating, and lecturing on myth and mythology for the past 25 years. 

Devdutt is the author of 50 books, including My Gita, The Adornment of Gods, and Don’t Forward That Text, and has written more than 1,000 newspaper columns. His televisions shows include Business Sutra on CNBC-TV18, Devlok on Epic TV, and Daan Sthapana on Sony LIV. 
Based in India, Devdutt was trained in medicine and worked in the healthcare and pharma industry for 14 years, but over the past decade, he has been fully immersed in exploring mythology and sharing its wisdom with the world. He lectures on the relevance of both Indian and Western myths in modern life. Devdutt was the first Indian to speak at the first TED conference in India, in 2009.