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World Economic Forum 2012

Making the News: Backstage Insights Into the World Economic Forum's Media Team

Tim Lehmann | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Tim Lehmann

At this year's annual meeting, I had the privilege of shadowing Oliver Cann and Yann Zopf, members of the communications and media team. Being a newbie to the news and media industry, it felt like an intensive one-day apprenticeship.

WATCH: Solo Sessions 2012, Thomas Friedman On 'Connected To Hyperconnected'

Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

When Thomas Friedman began to write The World Is Flat in 2004, there was no Facebook or Twitter and “Skype was a typo.” Friedman contends that the...

WATCH: Niall Ferguson On 'More Europe'

Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

Niall Ferguson is surprised by how little anti-European sentiment there is within Europe. The preferred solution for many is More Europe; Ferguson unp...

My First Trip to Summer Davos

Jordan Kassalow | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Jordan Kassalow

The conversations and interactions I had last week could not have occurred anywhere else and the experience opened my mind to new possibilities and different perspectives on how to solve the complex challenges facing the world today.

WATCH: Solo Sessions 2012: Michael Porter On Creating Shared Value

Posted 06.11.2013 | Business

Michael Porter sees capitalism as a possible driver in tackling social problems. Adopting environmentally sustainable policies has been shown to be go...

Watch: Insight And Ideas for Change With Mehmet 0z

Posted 08.31.2012 | Business

Five percent of us have a genetic ability to function effectively on less than six hours sleep a night. For the rest of us, sleep deprivation – slee...

WATCH: Ideas For Change With Dr. Mehmet 0z

Posted 08.23.2012 | Business

Ideas For Change: 20 percent of medical advice is incorrect for the simple reason that we all have a different genetic make-up. The number of patients...

WATCH: Ideas For Change, Karen Armstrong On Charter for Compassion

Posted 08.16.2012 | Business

“Never treat others as you would not like to be treated yourself.” Karen Armstrong describes this as the golden rule of spirituality that should b...

WATCH: Henry Chesbrough On Open Innovation

Posted 08.09.2012 | Business

Not all the smart people work for your company. Henry Chesbrough explains how corporations can all benefit from open innovation. This is true both fro...

Dispatch From Davos: Leverage

Darell Hammond | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business
Darell Hammond

Session after session in Davos is focused on the future of our world, the economy and some of our biggest political and social challenges.

'Era of Hybrid Leadership': Davos Dames Call for Generals and Consensus-Builders

Valerie Keller | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Valerie Keller

If the leadership establishment is equated with inflexibility or in many cases, immobility, we need leaders -- especially women -- who can offer flexibility of thought, facilitate creative new solutions in a fast-changing world, rally resources and think in new ways.

'I've Never Been As Scared As Now'

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

DAVOS, Switzerland -- They came, they feasted on smoked sturgeon and black truffle risotto, drank liquor paid for by global banks, endured dozens of s...

Peter S. Goodman

Creative Destruction: At Davos, Google's Eric Schmidt Dismisses Jobs Crisis | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, is clearly tired of modern-day Luddites complaining about the job-destroying for...

Smart Resource Management: Good for Nature, People and Business

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business
Mark Tercek

Rising incomes, of course, are a good thing. But a rapidly growing and more affluent population are straining the natural systems on which natural diversity, human health and prosperity depend.

The Search for a New Growth Model

Motohisa Furukawa | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business
Motohisa Furukawa

Equilibrium between the economy, society and the environment must be viewed as complementary rather than a trade-off. This is not a zero-sum game.

Peter S. Goodman

Austerity Reigns At Davos | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.27.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland -- As much of the globe grapples with lean economic prospects, and as Europe in particular sinks toward a recession that could spre...

European Financial Chiefs Stress The Positive At World Economic Forum

AP | NIKO PRICE and PAN PYLAS | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland — Leading finance chiefs sought to reassure anxious global business leaders on Friday that Europe is on track to solve its cr...

The New Movers and Shapers: How a Millennial Generation Came of Age

Christine Horansky | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Christine Horansky

Since we have been given a lot of lemons to start with, we have become determined instead to shape the world into the place we want it to be. Could this spirit make us the next great generation?

Peter S. Goodman

OccupyWEF Protesters Say World Economic Forum Leaders 'Should Disband' | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland -- A mile away, in the center of this posh ski resort, some of the most powerful people on earth are gathered in pinstripes, discus...

At the World Economic Forum: Calling for a Real Transformation - Now!

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business
Kumi Naidoo

On behalf of Greenpeace and all of its supporters, I will be inside the WEF to hold corporations and governments to account and to ensure that the voices speaking against ecological destruction and rising inequality are heard.

Davos Attendees Look To China To Prop Up Global Economy

AP | PAN PYLAS and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland — Cash-strapped governments in Europe must persuade skeptical citizens to accept severe austerity measures if their countries...

Memo from Davos: Down with Democracy!

Daniel A. Bell | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Daniel A. Bell

What makes sense from a democratic perspective may not make sense from a moral point of view. Or so it was suggested earlier today at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Billionaire Says European Leaders 'Did Everything Wrong,' Warns Of Crisis

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

Billionaire investor George Soros warned of a possible breakup of the European Union at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerlan...

Gender Equality: Tip-toeing to the Tipping Point

Valerie Keller | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Valerie Keller

What solutions are working to increase numbers of women leading in corporations and how can those be amplified and accelerated? The World Economic Forum turned out to be the perfect place to begin a deep-dive inquiry.

Let Them Eat Austerity: At Davos, Merkel Dismisses Euro Crisis

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Do they hand out Nobel prizes for advances in delusional thinking? If so, I hereby nominate Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel,...