If there is one question Silicon Valley venture capitalist Kanwal Rekhi would like to ask his longtime friend, Rajat K. Gupta, it would be this: "Why? Pray tell, why?" Gupta, the Kolkata-born former director of Goldman Sachs who shattered the proverbial glass ceiling in Corporate America when he became the first non-white and non-U.S.-born head of McKinsey & Co., is facing insider trading charges that carry a potential penalty of 105 years in prison.
US President Donald J. Trump is expected to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the Group of Twenty (G20) summit in Buenos Aires later this week. Is that a good idea in light of Russia’s latest aggression toward Ukraine and the somewhat stymied success of past meetings between the two leaders? In an interview with The Washington Post , Trump left open the possibility that he might, after all, cancel the meeting over the incident in the Kerch Strait. “Maybe I won’t even have the meeting,” he said.