On January 23, 2024, Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy hosted a fireside chat with the IIM Kozhikode Director, Dr. Debashish Chatterjee at the Rooftop, IIT Madras Alumni Convention Centre. Amidst a breezy evening, our Director, Dr. Asit K. Barma led the discussion on Dr. Chatterjee’s new book, and his life chronicles. It was enriching to hear the wisdom of leadership from Dr. Chatterjee that emphasized looking beyond the obvious. Further, he spoke about building institutions that pursue the extra-ordinary. The world is facing a humanitarian crisis, and we need thought leaders who envision a sustainable and human-centric society.