We have the opportunity and means to apply microtasking to enrich our lives, our cultures and build better societies. As it was in the case of Benjamin Franklin, success is ours: people just need the right leaders, tools and incentives to motivate them to act.
The world's travel and tourism industry has bounced back from a period when it seemed to be battered by every conceivable shock. Now on a path of growth once more, it has the potential to play a big role in helping to bring about a sustainable global economic recovery.
With billions of hours spent playing them, and built-in patterns designed to keep people hooked, will games have a positive or negative influence on the world? I think it all depends on what kinds of games we choose to play.
Although performing arts play an important role at the World Economic Forum, it is not common to have such a famous musician as Chris Washburn on the stage who combines art with an exercise in jazz, improvisation, and life lessons.
Athough the short-run unemployment problem is constantly addressed, the long term change in the nature of work -- that is, the fact that certain jobs become obsolete due to the availability of technology -- is often forgotten, and even ignored.
Taking stands for what you believe in is core to Sandberg's credo in her new book, Lean In. She urges women to "lean in" to their career and not hold back, as she feels that women have been conditioned to do.
The practice of risk management -- perhaps business management as a whole -- is too dependent on that which is quantifiable. Culture should not be delegated to the status of an amorphous add-on. It is front and center to the challenge of risk resilience.
I am proud the communications field has so many capable and innovative women in leadership roles. And I am challenged and inspired to use my own resilient dynamism to its maximum potential -- and to help the women around me use theirs.
Terry Mollner, one of the founders of the Calvert Foundation and credited for securing the mission of Ben and Jerry's in their sale to Unilever, was invited to attend some of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
As some of the most capable minds of the world convene to tackle this issue, the debate should drop its exclusive focus on efficiency and explore the possibility of an economy that is less efficient but more stable and resilient.
The Curiosity Rover is a fantastic example of research and development, a solar powered machine, designed to collect information from Martian soil, to establish whether or not there ever were or ever will be suitable conditions to harbor life in that planet.
Moral philosophers examine areas that modern-day domain experts too often ignore: human values, core beliefs and character. Here are 10 pointers from some of the thinkers who help us better understand the morality in our capitalist pursuits.
I was very fortunate to meet Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammed Yunus at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 in Davos. He challenged us to th...
Davos helps create, and then capture, the zeitgeist. It's where people come to listen to those who might just know more than they do -- and see what they find interesting and important. It's about making sense of what others make sense of. And this is no small matter.
One of the world's ways of changing is through us -- the people, and with our actions, we are choosing what I like to call our "task force" in this world.
It's OK to be unapologetically awesome.