Rakesh is an Adjunct Faculty of Communication at IIM Bangalore, coaches promising startups and senior managers in the industry, gives seminars and talks in corporate events and colleges, reads a story to his kids every night before they sleep, bicycles, does yoga, writes, earns a fraction of what he used to, but lives a million times better. Rakesh’s research and teaching interests focus on how a charismatic leader builds a persuasive message to impact audiences. His fourth book titled “Public Speaking Kaleidoscope” was released by Business Expert Press USA in May 2017. His earlier book “What to Say and when to Shut Up!” was published by Penguin Random House in November 2014 and translated in Marathi in 2017. Rakesh recently launched his online course called “Present with Confidence” designed for young learners from Class 9th and above. Rakesh has worked in Wipro, Intel and Qualcomm in various profiles ranging from product marketing, sales and business development before he took the plunge to pursue his passion in academia. Rakesh is an alumnus of NIT Karnataka (BE Computers, 97), IIM Bangalore (PGSEM, 2004), and Cardiff Metropolitan University (PhD, 2018).