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During his three decades as CEO of Thai Union, Thiraphong Chansiri has led the global seafood company through a notable turnaround. After weathering international criticism of Thailand’s fishing industry because of environmental and labor abuses, the company has doubled down on sustainability. Today, Thai Union is a member of the United Nations Global Compact and a founding member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation. Chansiri has also focused on expansion and diversification: founded in 1977 as a canned tuna processor and exporter, Thai Union purchased a minority stake in the popular global restaurant chain Red Lobster in 2016.

The 55-year-old Chansiri, who holds a degree in marketing from Thailand’s Assumption University and an MBA from the University

“Asking questions keeps people engaged, which is paramount when you are trying to influence someone’s thinking or behavior.” That’s the conclusion of a ten-year-old Harvard Business Review article by Chris Musselwhite and Tammie Plouffe. But the idea that leaders can have more impact by asking the right questions is much older. As early as 375 B.C., Plato emphasized the importance of teaching children how to ask and answer questions. That laid the foundation of a 2,400-year-old belief that not only are some questions more insightful than others, but some people are also more entitled to ask questions than others.

Across key societal institutions, such as courtrooms, classrooms, and newsrooms, we have an unspoken contract that says only lawyers, teachers, and journalists are entitled to ask questions. In a business context, that entitlement has been enjoyed chiefly by corporate leaders and HR. Part of the authority of leaders is that their


Kotak Pre-IPO Opportunities Fund, an alternative investment fund (AIF) that invests in late-stage new-age businesses with a strong moat of technology, has raised Rs 2,000 crore and closed its maiden offering.




The fund has already made investments worth Rs 653 crore in five deals and has another Rs 405 crore worth deals are in various stages of execution.

Some of the investments made so far by the fund include API Holdings, the parent company of PharmEasy, Pine Labs, Mobile Premier League, PB Fintech (Policy Bazaar) and FSN Ecommerce (Nykaa).

“Kotak Pre-IPO Opportunities Fund enables our investors to participate in this growth story as these companies become part of public markets over time,” Srini Sriniwasan, Managing Director, Kotak Investment Advisors Limited said.

The investors in the fund include several family offices such as Catamaran, the family office of Narayana Murthy and Skywalker, the family

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a case examine in human contrarianism. In staggering numbers, folks refused—and nonetheless refuse—to adjust to masks and vaccine mandates. Some bridled at being despatched house to work and at their youngsters being despatched house from college. When everybody was summoned again, some bridled at that, too. It’s an ongoing, large-scale lesson in reactance, an idea with which any chief charged with making an attempt to enact change ought to have a minimum of a passing acquaintance.

The idea of psychological reactance originates within the Nineteen Sixties with Jack Brehm, who developed it when he was a professor at Duke College. Brehm stated that people are negatively aroused after they understand a risk to their freedom. What constitutes a risk to freedom? That’s your name. When you suppose a masks mandate restricts your freedom, Brehm’s concept means that reactance won’t solely improve your want to not



The federal government on Tuesday prolonged until March 15 the deadline for corporates to file Revenue Tax returns for the fiscal ended March 2021.


The deadline to file tax audit report and switch pricing audit report for 2020-21 fiscal too has been prolonged until February 15.





That is the third extension given to corporates for submitting the revenue tax return for 2020-21 fiscal. The unique deadline for submitting ITR for corporates was October 31, and people with switch pricing transactions was November 30.


The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in an announcement stated that on consideration of difficulties reported by the taxpayers and different stakeholders on account of COVID and in digital submitting of varied experiences of audit, it has determined to additional lengthen the due dates for submitting of Revenue Tax Returns and numerous

Relating to the way forward for work, digital expertise are solely a part of the story. Resilience and creativity, empowered by supportive management, are important to a thriving, modern workforce. A brand new imaginative and prescient requires cultural modifications that will help you achieve the belief of your workers and new applied sciences to drive a long-lasting influence within the market. To study extra about empowering your personal workforce, click on right here.


How inclusive is your group, honestly? It’s simple to level to a management memo or insurance policies as proof of progress, however how deep does inclusion in your organization go? Are you able to say that making a tradition of belonging for all, so that everybody can obtain his or her fullest profession aspiration, is stamped into the core of what you are promoting and embedded in its goal? And what steps have you