World leaders at the Davos World Economic Forum last month identified the scarcity of water as the leading threat facing the world over the next decade. Recognizing access to water as a human right means this is no longer an issue of charity. Denying people water is also tantamount to denying them the right to life.
For many of us who attended this year's World Economic Forum, the issue of trust dominated much of the discussion. Despite the improving global economy, trust in global institutions among the world's population is at an all-time low.
The world of finance is both data-driven and unforgiving. Capital flows toward the highest rate of returns and/or the most stable rate of return. But those markets are influenced by government policy, social norms, and consumer behavior.
Women are still most definitely outsiders in places that matter, not least in finance. And we saw last fall what a Wall Street outsider can uncover, just the latest woman in finance to blow the whistle.
Policy makers must find ways to stop inequality's march. Failure to do so will cause wealth to become more concentrated in the hands of a few, lowering the standard of living for everyone else, creating a reversal of the shared prosperity that characterized much of the 20th century.
It wasn't my smarts that turned the tide, nor my ambition or doggedness. It was my vulnerability.
Millions across the globe have been inspired by 96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch -- World War II French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, competitive ballroom dancer and yoga master.
Instead of spending their mega-fortunes on luxury hiding places to escape the mob, better to use that money to improve the conditions that have the populace thinking about tar and feathers or worse.
One conclusion from all the panels is that because the brain is so complicated and we know very little about its actual workings, we need to catalogue it before there can be important breakthroughs. With its billions of cells and neurons, the brain is a big-data exercise, and we now have the tools needed do so.
Maybe a good purpose for leaders is to help employees find more purpose in their work. It's a humanistic cause, because we spend most of our waking hours at work.
We now have an imperative to address expanding economic disparity and environmental hazards, which are adding fuel to geopolitical tensions around the world, and to reassess the role of business can play in improving the world for future generations.
Going forward, good work experience management will become a fundamental condition of the success of any business, indeed any society.
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I'm still recovering from the whirlwind known as the World Economic Forum in Davos. While it is logistically challenging and a test of patience, stamina and endurance, it is also an incredible opportunity to connect with a broad range of leaders from all sectors and all corners of the world.
The solution to combatting the ignorance and rising numbers of HIV infected individuals will always come down first and foremost to the practice of preventive medicine, which begins with education.
Do Rwandans, Nigerians, and Africans in general ask too much when we expect the BBC and other Western media to apply the same ethical standards of reporting on Africa as they do in their own countries?