What is the reason Republicans have become the party of anti-intellectuals? The danger is that it may drown out any intelligent discourse about the most important issues of our day. It's driving at least one of our political parties into insanely ridiculous positions, at the moment.
Enormous changes enabled by software will help millions of people in the developing world live healthier lives, bring new ideas to life, and participa...
There is no doubt that the mobile web is going to grow in cultural and economic significance. Smartphone penetration in China has already climbed to 87 percent, which is above the global average of 78 percent.
65 percent of the 2,800 young people surveyed around the world want to run their own business at some point in their careers -- 27 percent want to do so immediately and 38 percent after learning from someone else first.
When quality is more transparent, and the "gigs" are short term, risk-averse customers will on average be willing to pay more.
The realization among business and political leaders that economic growth is only sustainable if it is inclusive, and not restricted to a small elite, may have taken too long, but at last the message is being received loud and clear: you can be pro-growth and pro-equity -- and you must be pro-equity to be pro-growth.
Recently 452 brilliant young people from 452 cities representing 169 countries gathered "quietly" in Geneva. Our purpose? Getting to know each other so we can positively change the world together.
As part of a World Economic Forum blog series on Social Entrepreneurs, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship spoke to Kyle Zimmer, President and CEO of First Book, which provides millions of new books to children in low-income situations.
I've met two crazy Frenchmen in my life. The first was a guy whose name escapes me, but we raced on bicycles down the switchbacks of the Pyrenees in Andorra and just when I thought I was winning, this Frenchman put his hands behind his back into an aerodynamic tuck that would make any daredevil nervous.
Islam gets a bad rap -- mostly because it is not understood by large populations of uneducated followers who misinterpret the content and context and are guided primarily by the cultural context of the countries where they reside -- the neighborhood if you will.
In just 5 years, Aquino's accomplishments have exceeded many expectations and have outperformed all previous administrations.
Lorrana Scarpioni is the CEO and co-founder of Bliive, the world's largest network of time exchange.
To go to Greenland was mind blowing, heartbreaking, painfully beautiful and terrifying, all at the same time.
A new trend in international development has paired some unlikely business partners: development finance institutions and impact investors are working with large multinational corporations to fund projects that advance both development and business agendas.
I was lucky to be one of that 80; Africa 80, as we're officially referred to, and in the next few paragraphs, Fellow Global Shapers and I will share our experience and takeaways from this historic meeting--the 25th Anniversary of the World Economic Forum on Africa.
I've just accepted an important role as a senior advisor to the World Economic Forum. I'm helping the Forum in the development of its Global Agenda Platform, which is seeking to build communities of NGOs, academics, governments and business leaders around critical issues facing humanity.