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Why Loyal3 May Point the Way to a Successful Facebook IPO, And More

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2011 | 3:21 PM

One of the most interesting companies I've seen in a long time launched on Thursday. Loyal3's business is to enable companies to sell their own shares to customers, through something called a Customer Stock Ownership Plan (CSOP). This is an emblematic company for the new era of individual empowerment. And...

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iMeme Q&A

(5) Comments | Posted July 10, 2007 | 4:55 PM

This week, a select group of leaders and innovators in technology will come together to share the ideas they consider the digital memes driving the future at FORTUNE iMeme: The Thinkers of Tech.

Topics at the invite-only conference -- ranging from the purely technological to the...

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At Davos: Citizenship, Apostasy and $100 Laptops

(4) Comments | Posted February 2, 2007 | 9:25 AM

I was sitting in a session at Davos idly doing e-mail when I suddenly slapped my laptop closed and listened, amazed. Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, on stage, was asserting that global warming doesn't much matter, that Al Gore deliberately omitted contradictory information from his movie "An Inconvenient Truth," and...

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Nestle CEO Pooh-Poohs Global Warming Fears

(25) Comments | Posted January 27, 2007 | 6:34 PM


Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe claimed in Davos Friday that global warming is not really a problem. He didn't use those exact words, but he said as much in a number of amazingly iconoclastic comments he made on a panel at the World Economic Forum devoted to...

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Getting a Second Life in Davos

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2007 | 4:57 PM


I'll reiterate what I said in a feature story I wrote for the current issue of Fortune - Second Life is important not because it resembles a game, or because of how many people are signing up, or the big companies starting to do business inside...

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Fear of Flying

(28) Comments | Posted January 26, 2007 | 12:38 PM


Flying by jet may become uncool. I'm concluding that based on early signs I've picked up this year at the WEF in Davos. When you fly, you become a polluter. And for the first time, that reality may be sinking in.

Last night at a meeting...

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