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At Davos, Rouhani's Double-Talk Undermines Iranian Charm Offensive

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been widely hailed for his dramatic engagement with the world, achieving a potential breakt...

Create LA, and Then the World

Amanda Slavin | Posted 12.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Amanda Slavin

If you Google SkidRow, Wikipedia will tell you, "Skid Row contains one of the largest stable populations, between 3,000 and 6,000, of homeless people ...

Los Angeles: A Love Letter and a Challenge

Alisa Gould-Simon | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Alisa Gould-Simon

L.A. Creates, the day-long interactive event was supported by the L.A. Global Shapers -- a group of 20-somethings from a diverse cross-section of cultures and industries that focuses on creating and implementing locally impactful initiatives

World Economic Forum: Creating a Dynamic, Resilient World

Don Tapscott | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Don Tapscott

Years ago the Forum evolved from being a convener of meetings to becoming a think tank that does massive research. Today the organization intervenes in shaping the global agenda and has become a very activist organization that is having an important impact. Call it a "do tank" instead.

The Re-emergence of Europe: Rebuilding Europe's Global Brand

Prof. Klaus Schwab | Posted 03.23.2013 | Business
Prof. Klaus Schwab

At a time when Europe seems divided, lacking vision and, according to some pundits, on the point of collapse, how can we reignite that shared vision and enthusiasm its founders had?

The Re-emergence of Europe: Tackling Europe's Youth Unemployment

Prof. Klaus Schwab | Posted 03.22.2013 | Business
Prof. Klaus Schwab

If we want to create more jobs, Europe has to invest heavily in the growth sectors of the future, be they genetics, nanotechnology or digitalization. This can only be done by strengthening research and innovation throughout the EU.

The Re-emergence of Europe: Why Exiting the Euro Is a Bad Idea

Prof. Klaus Schwab | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business
Prof. Klaus Schwab

There is no legal framework for a member country to re-establish its own currency or for one member to expel another. Leaving would have far-reaching implications for a country's politics, finances, economy, society and future.

The Re-emergence of Europe: Europe's Credibility Gap

Prof. Klaus Schwab | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Prof. Klaus Schwab

Have Europe's citizens lost faith in the European project? If so, why, and what could we do to reignite a sense of common purpose?

The Re-emergence of Europe: Restoring Europe's Competitiveness

Prof. Klaus Schwab | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Prof. Klaus Schwab

The European Union currently suffers from "competitiveness deficit" compared to other advanced economies. It has lagged behind the U.S. for the last two decades and, if we look at gross domestic product per capita, the gap has actually widened. Why is this?

The Re-emergence of Europe: The Fallout From Europe's Debt and Banking Crisis

Prof. Klaus Schwab | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
Prof. Klaus Schwab

How can we restore stability to the European banking system? A banking union is the only solution, including bank deposit insurance to protect savers' assets and a central regulator, the European Central Bank.

Innovation Ecosystem: A Global Shift in Capitalism?

Adam Marsh | Posted 07.03.2012 | Small Business
Adam Marsh

If you want to start a tech company and need capital, a web search for "venture capital firms" will return over 10 million hits. But if you have capital and just need a great idea, you are not going to find it with Google.

The End of Capitalism -- So What's Next?

Prof. Klaus Schwab | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Prof. Klaus Schwab

Even though capitalism has not been laid to rest, it is fair to say that capital is losing its status as the most important factor of production in our economic system. Capital is being superseded by the ability to innovate -- and therefore by human talents.

Billionaires Who Care: The .001%

Monika Mitchell | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Monika Mitchell

2012 has ushered in a whole new era in international finance, as the upwardly gilded tell an angry world, "Don't hate me because I am filthy rich. It's not my fault!"

In Davos, Protestors Build Igloos Amid Talks Of Fragile Economy

AP | By ANGELA CHARLTON and MASHA MACPHERSON | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland -- An igloo protest camp sprouting up amid $500-a-night hotels and security cordons at the Swiss resort of Davos seems to serve a w...

Challenge for Global Cooperation

Prof. Klaus Schwab | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business
Prof. Klaus Schwab

The state of the world is fraught with unprecendented imbalances and tremendous risks, and institutions are struggling to keep up with the changing times. Our only way out will be to make decisions that consider all stakeholders.

Davos 2011: Immanuel Kant, 21st Century CEO

Kari Stoever | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kari Stoever

What if we redefined the stakeholder as the consumer, the human being at the receiving end of every decision a CEO is forced to make?

Movers and Shakespeares in Davos

Ken Adelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ken Adelman

The world's movers and shakers come to Davos with high expectations, feeling, as Shakespeare's character put it: "I am giddy. Expectation whirls me around. The imaginary relish is so sweet that it enchants my senses!"

Davos Diary: Heading to the World Economic Forum at a Crossroads Moment for the World

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

From Davos to DC, it's clear that the world is in need of big ideas. Let's hope the president, and those business and government leaders gathering a continent away, rise to the challenge.

Creating Change in the Midst of Crisis: Re-thinking Our Values

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

In past years at Davos, I often found myself in early morning optional sessions on social responsibility, in small rooms on the third floor of the c...

Davos and Global Warming

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The cynical rule of thumb is that the will to strengthen environmental protections dissolves as soon as the economy hits a downturn. The conversations at Davos reveal a far more complex reality.

Klaus Schwab: The Dynamo Behind Behind Davos

Portfolio | Pranay Gupte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos, seems to have been around forever, although it started only in ...

Rebooting the Global Agenda: Deep thinkers convene in Dubai to seek solutions to world crises

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J. Carl Ganter

BBC presenter Nik Gowing moderates the closing session of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Summit in Dubai November 9. Photo by Dana Smilli...

World Economic Forum's New Champions Talk Markets, Growth as World Faces "a Crisis of Confidence"

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
J. Carl Ganter

The World Economic Forum was more college than commitment. But this meeting, to my ears, was surprisingly candid and left its participants with plenty of homework.

Behind Wall Street's Collapse

Walden Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Walden Bello

In a nutshell, the Wall Street meltdown is not only due to greed and to the lack of government regulation of a hyperactive sector.