Davos

My Top Five Takeaways from Davos

One of the challenges of covering the World Economic Forum at Davos as a journalist is making sense of the whole thing. The forum is days and days of wandering conversations and endless debates on just about every subject you can …

At Davos, Why Is No One Talking About the Poor?

I first learned about the World Economic Forum at Davos as a greenhorn in college. At the time, I was knee-deep in coursework on economic development, a field that extols the social and economic virtues of tending to the world’s …

Are Companies More Powerful Than Countries?

In 2008, after Lehman Brothers fell and the financial crisis and global recession began, the conventional wisdom was that we were entering an era in which government would take back power from business. In fact, just the opposite …

Huffington: Financial Crisis or Empathy Crisis?

Last night at a cocktail party I attended in Davos, the queen of new media, Arianna Huffington, did a surprising thing. She asked people to unplug from their Blackberries and—gasp—slow down. Multi-tasking is ubiquitous at …

Guess What — I Met an Optimist at Davos!

In a world economy gripped by fear and smothered in uncertainty, I managed to meet someone here able to shine a bright light through the gloom – Steve Ellis, worldwide managing director of consulting firm Bain & Co. Sure, we …

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