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?
Some Davos participants described the atmosphere this year as "gloomy" and "fearful." Those who control the world seemed to feel, and be, out of control and unsure how to deal with growing and frightening global instabilities and the violence that keeps emerging.
One hundred million. That's the number of Latin American women in the workforce today. It's a powerful critical mass in my home region: 100 million agents of change who will help their families escape poverty, build a middle class and fuel regional economic growth.
The role that private sector can play must not be underestimated, and there are a few areas where the global business community could act now.
This year's World Economic Forum provided an opportunity for leaders from all sectors of global development to look at new tactics in global decision-making.
Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, helped set the tone for this year's World Economic Forum by releasing the comprehensive report that disclosed that the world's richest 1 percent are on track own more than half of the world's wealth by next year. It is fair to say that the report has been a hot topic at many panel sessions and in informal gatherings.
Thanks to global social media, that groundswell of change can touch us more more quickly than ever before; so it's time for technology to help us deeply rethink our relationship to the planet.
Amazon Watch is honored to take the Public Eye Lifetime Award to Chevron's HQ in San Ramon, CA, where we will remind the corporation and the world that it has been globally recognized as the worst corporate actor on the planet. Twice.
Before we impose taxes, and before we wait for a market correction, we have to correct our star-crossed mindset and stop rewarding the 1 percent as though they create 99 percent more value than the rest.