In the aftermath of Britain's referendum vote to leave the European Union, Brexit's loudest advocates scurried from public view and the political establishment descended into a caustic battle for control.
The challenge is clear: You now need to think strategically about which you will participate in, and how. Will your organization act in isolation, taking on only the size of problems it can single-handedly solve?
Prosperity first and foremost is about one's standard of living. To achieve it, people must have the means, tools, and opportunities to create material wealth and thrive economically. But for us it includes more.
These days, it's hardly surprising to hear that a hot new startup has received gobs of money from eager investors. But a new company called the DAO (short for "decentralized autonomous organization") is not your average startup.
We have spent two years researching this technology and have concluded, unequivocally, that blockchain technology is the second generation of the digital revolution. The first generation brought us the Internet of Information.
Blockchains can disrupt the disrupters like Uber. They will be at the heart of the Internet of Things -- animating the physical world by, for example, allowing smart devices to contract, transact and securely share data peer-to-peer through blockchains.
Blockchain technology has so many uses that trying to summarize them can make veteran tech experts sound like PR hacks. What we haven't heard very much about is how blockchain could fundamentally change how companies are managed and operate.
Some might know Don Tapscott as a management guru, a much sought after speaker at global forums and the author of bestselling books. I know him as a talented musician, an all-around creative thinker, and great friend.
Earlier today I had the pleasure of meeting Shawn Ahmed, the 29-year-old video blogger who was invited last week to attend the World Economic Forum meeting because of powerful videos he has made of impoverished Bangladeshis.
Davos is quickly morphing from a once-a-year talkathon into a year-round network of leaders and leading thinkers tackling global problems. Nature hates a vacuum, and the Forum is expanding to fill a void in our systems for global cooperation.
Rather than kids losing their attention spans there is a stronger case to be made that growing up digital is equipping today's youth with the mental skills that they'll need to deal with today's overflow of information.