In turbulent times, the glass can be seen as half full or half empty. At Davos, you hear passionate advocacy of both. I won't even try to say what 2013 will bring, but I do believe there are strong underlying signals of fundamental changes that will shape the future over the next decade.
Yes there were bigger TV's, thinner TV's, TV's with the most incredible picture quality, more tablets, more phones, more games and even fridges that talk to you. Loads of great stuff. But not loads of surprises.
The very best way to travel between London and Paris is the Eurostar train, which gets you from Saint Pancras station to the Gare du Nord, or the other way around, in about two and a quarter hours. Here's a trick that makes the trip even better.
Yes, I tweet obsessively, I blog passionately, I Skype hilariously, I Facebook impulsively, I Instagram vainly, I text rapidly, and I sometimes do all of these things simultaneously. Yes, the medium is the message, but in 2012 it is MY message.
"I believe strongly in the ability of women to positively impact the bottom line in corporations. When you have women in leadership roles, when you engage women who are passionate about the work they do and who bring diverse ideas to the table, you can create a positive ripple effect."
Five generations has been on my mind all week as my daughter gave birth to our latest grandchild -- a girl, the first -- while in the room next to her, unplanned but serendipitous, another girl was born.
We are witnessing a shift in the nature of leadership. The command and control structures we have inherited from traditional leadership are making way for styles characterised more by empathy, partnership and collaboration than by ego.