I have yet to meet a medical professional who disagrees that living conditions, poverty or nutrition play a significant role in determining health. Yet if the point is so obvious, why do our healthcare systems largely ignore it?
Health ministries and global health experts talk a great deal about finding the right incentives to change behavior to improve healthcare. Yet, from a design -- and human -- perspective, I wonder if we need to flip this thinking on its head.
Many of the young people affected worry that when the economy eventually recovers, companies will turn straight to new graduates and bypass them, however talented they may be.
The emergence of wearable sensors and digital tools that measure heart rate or the number of steps taken provides one part of the solution -- but not always enough to deliver the change required.
Business elites and politicians continue to suffer from an acute case of cognitive dissonance. All the facts are there, we need to re-think and re-design our economies, yet they are largely in denial about the scale and pace of the necessary change.
As they plan ahead CEOs must ponder an important question: how can they best connect with a new generation of employees and consumers who won't necessarily look, think or act like them?
e cannot eradicate poverty without addressing climate change, which is hitting the poorest and most vulnerable the hardest. 2014 will be a crucial year to mobilize action ahead of global climate negotiations in 2015.
By pursuing the resilience dividend, cities can get an economic leg up and better prepare for what's next. Because no matter if the next shock hits tomorrow or 10 years from now, resilience is something a city can realize the benefits of each and every day.
We need an international legal framework -- an international convention -- to create surveillance and data-access rules across borders.
Emerging from the financial crisis, the global economy is strengthening. Yet around the world most people are still being excluded from opportunities to better themselves and achieve prosperity. Increasingly the biggest benefits of growth are being captured instead by a tiny elite.
Policymakers routinely miss an important point: that human capital development depends on a series of interventions across a person's lifetime in the areas of health, education and employment.
Change and progress starts with leadership. Unfortunately, the delegation at Davos doesn't represent real leadership. It represents the continued travesty of gender bias.
The current fortunes of global advertising and marketing services businesses are a window not into the future of the world economy, but what's going on right now. So, too, perhaps, with the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.
The WorldPost is a product of the idea that the most foundational challenges of our era, from the perils of climate change to the epidemic of youth unemployment, can neither be understood nor addressed through the traditional frame of the nation state, but require collective efforts spanning geography and cultures.
We should not underestimate how the forces of demographic growth, urbanization, middle class formation, economic openness, institutional modernization, and infrastructure renewal have been and can become ever more the foundations of robust worldwide growth.
It is safe to say that I am a bit of an oddity here. Not that I dress in a beard and sandals. But my intellectual orientation is very different.