With annual revenues of about $600 million, it's impossible not to be impressed with the industry born just two decades ago with no structure in place.
Besides the expensive price tags, all of these devices have another feature in common. They all rely on connectivity in order for users to make full use of them.
Despite the obvious benefits, development has its challenges. We are seeing increasing numbers of young people who have so much that their motivation is falling.
All the evidence is that society's expectations of business have changed, and businesses must respond. To start rebuilding trust, a company first needs to demonstrate that it is worthy of being trusted.
Big History studies the history of everything, offering a way of making sense of our world and our role within it.
The world has never seen anything like this before; it's probably one of the biggest seismic shifts in history.
The question of values in leadership boils down to why people seek leadership positions in the first place.
Goals as ambitious as the Millennium Development Goals stay relevant only when inspiring leaders champion them. You might be surprised to learn that one of the most important MDG champions has been Norway.
Even if we fail in games," we said, "You'll have learned skills that will enable you to succeed in something else."
Unfortunately, many of us have forgotten what it takes to incentivize the hard work, investment and creativity that bring new inventions into the world.
The energy transition demands a clear vision of the steps that need to be taken and a stable, meaningful regulatory framework.
Even faced with weakening demand prospects, outdated investment patterns are driving fossil fuel companies to waste trillions of dollars in developing reserves and infrastructure that will be stranded as the world moves beyond 20th century energy.
Antiquities trafficking is not perpetrated by rich and beautiful characters like Thomas Crown and Lara Croft. Experts have warned that instead, organized crime, rebel armies and even terrorist cells may be the ones carrying out and profiting from these crimes.
There are some who have asked whether the World Economic Forum (WEF) serves a useful purpose. In my experience the answer to that is yes. How often do you bump into world leaders and CEOs around a coffee table?
The well-publicized discussions and debates taking place at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week can surely light the spark of change. However, it is only through the repeated echo of those ideas in the months and years to follow that will lead to action and produce meaningful solutions.
If the global leaders in Davos don't invest in innovative new tools like TB vaccines, a world without effective antibiotics may be what awaits us. I hope Bono's voice is rested.