2011

The Press Room contains a selection of news articles written about GIFT’s work. It includes footage from news channels across the world and televised interviews with Chandran Nair talking about globalisation, consumption and leadership in Asia. 

It also includes press releases published by GIFT about programmes and project partners from the past five years to the present day.



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Japanese leadership styles, by RMS Message (Issue no.25), November 2011

Japanese companies can exercise their global leadership by harnessing the creativity of their employees, make the workplace more exciting and change their rigid  organisational structures to allow promotion to the younger generation, at an earlier stage.

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Can Asia Save the World? - Asia 360, December 2011

Western capitalism is clearly going through a crisis that is structural, and more importantly perhaps one of consciousness as well, says Chandran Nair in an article written for Asia 360.

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GIFT YLP participants from across the world visited the Kadathanalu village in Srirangapatna taluk, India

Twenty five persons from the Hong Kong based Global Institute visited the Kadathanalu village in Srirangapatna taluk. They visited the jaggery processing plant, the dairy, farmers crops besides viewing a variety of crops of the farmers...

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Just Changing The World by Occupying Markets

Have you ever wondered why farmers are comitting suicide every day, yet your vegetables and food bills continue to spiral upwards constantly?

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Qi Contributor Blog Series 4: The Business of Development

Chandran Nair, CEO of Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT) talks about his revolutionary executive education programme called the Global Young Leaders Programme, which equips business leaders with a sophisticated and honest understanding of socio-economic development and a new mindset to look at previously neglected market.

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Crowded Out - IHT Magazine, 2 December 2011

In 1900 the world population was 1.6 billion. In October, it reached 7 billion, and a recent U.N. report projects that it will reach 9.3 billion by the middle of the century, and over 10 billion by the century’s end. There’s a lot of debate on how many is too many, but it’s hard to deny that most of the great challenges we and our planet face...

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Asia must grab the leadership - The Gewinn Magazine, November 2011

The Austrian magazine Gewinn has interviewed GIFT founder and CEO Chandran Nair and agreed with him that Asia not only has the opportunity, but is also obligated to develop a new and sustainable model of Capitalism...

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Talking truth to power - Press release, 24 November 2011

GIFT Founder and CEO Chandran Nair was invited to speak to international business leaders and politicians at APEC’s 2011 CEO Summit in Honolulu on Saturday 12 November, 2011...

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Young executives come up with ethical, participative business model - The Hindu, 18 November 2011

A group of 25 professionals from different corners of the world, most of them working in executive profiles in corporations, sat together for two weeks to come up with a business system that they hope will create a “new and ethical” model for doing business, attracting investors...

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Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet with Chandran Nair - Asia Society, 14 November 2011

Asia Society hosted the US book tour of GIFT founder and CEO Chandran Nair in Texas on 15 November and in New York City on 16 November, 2011. Videos are also available.