Vikas Narula | January 13 | Business Leaders Breakfast Forum


January 13, 2017


7:30 am to 9:00 am


Lurie LLP, 2501 Wayzata Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55405

Event Description

Gain insight to how human networks form, how silos are created, and why bridging these divides is in our best interest – personally, professionally, and socially.

Many of us work in hierarchies and take direction from higher-ups, but did you know that influence happens independent of hierarchy? In fact, hierarchy often gets in the way of influence.

In this session, you will learn about the power of influence and how it shows up in hierarchies, communities and our own life. You will learn about the fundamental principles of what makes people influential and how breaking down hierarchical, lateral, and internal divides can help expand your influence and increase your chances of success in any realm.

You’ll gain understanding about:

  • The power, value, and art of connecting with human beings – especially those who are different from you
  • The value and art of not just building a network, but staying connected to your network
  • How creating and sharing breeds new opportunities and enrichment
  • The attributes that strengthen connection and trust in your network

Speaker: Vikas Narula

About the speaker

Vikas Narula is an entrepreneur, blogger, speaker, and adjunct professor.

After spending 15 years in the startup world, Vikas stumbled upon his own business, Keyhubs®, while completing an MBA at Duke University. He nurtured the idea for a couple of years before quitting his job in 2009 to pursue it full-time. Keyhubs is a software-enabled management consulting company specializing in the power of human connection.

He is also founder of Neighborhood Forest, a social venture dedicated to giving free trees to school children every Earth Day. Since 2010, Neighborhood Forest has given away over 18,000 trees in 9 states, which have been planted by thousands of children and families in mostly residential, urban settings.

He is passionate about purpose-driven entrepreneurship and teaches on the subject, as an adjunct professor, at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

He lives with his wife and two boys in Minneapolis.