Villanova hosts a colloquium today on Tax and the Sharing Economy: As described by the World Economic Forum, a “sharing economy” focuses on the sharing of underutilized assets, monetized or not, in ways that improve efficiency, sustainability and community. Well-known examples include Airbnb, Uber and Lyft. The gathering of renowned...
Business Insider's Sara Silverstein spoke with Wharton School marketing professor David Reibstein at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Following is a transcript of the video. Silverstein: Can you explain to me this survey...Show More Summary
Bill Gates, at the World Economic Forum (WEF), which opens today in Davos, Switzerland, alongside agrobusiness multinationals in corpore, pursues a strategy of predation and transformation in continental African agriculture. In the name of world hunger and climate change.
Business Insider's Sara Silverstein spoke with Jamie Smith, CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Smith is also the co-chair of the WEF's blockchain council. Following is aShow More Summary
On a very sunny day at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Business Insider's Sara Silverstein spoke with Wharton School marketing professor David Reibstein. Following is a transcript of the video. Silverstein: And how does somebody like...Show More Summary
Last month, a team from the digital agency AKQA and the Misk Global Forum attended several panels at the World Economic Forum and used each discussion as inspiration to illustrate a job that could exist by 2030. Many of the jobs seem more like science fiction than reality, but a few are actually pretty grounded […]
According to French president Emmanuel Macro, France will be shutting down all of its coal plants by 2021 – two years earlier than originally planned. Macron made the announcement during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland back in January.... The post France will shut down its coal...
Soros vs. Facebook One of the big headlines from last month’s World Economic Forum at Davos was a scathing speech delivered by George Soros. The billionaire philanthropist and liberal activist decried what he saw as multiple threats to open society in our current moment, including the rise of authoritarian regimes in Eastern Europe, and the […]
It was at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, of all places, where John Perry Barlow wrote “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” in 1996. That might have been an odd place for a poet and former Grateful Dead lyricist...Show More Summary
Norway ranks third on the World Economic Forum’s gender equality list.
What a difference a year makes. In 2017, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, was an anxious affair, taking place under the darkening cloud of Brexit, creeping nationalism and economic volatility. Optimism was in short supply as world leaders, both corporate and civic, pondered their place in an era of eroding trust. Perhaps they've...
By DAVID INTROCASO During the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Trump once again noted his objection to the Paris climate accord. In an interview with Piers Morgan, Trump again called it a “horrible deal” because, as has been widely reported, climate change or global warming is, per the president, a “hoax” perpetrated
We recently caught up with Microsoft Executive VP, Jean Philipe Courtouis, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Courtois said the biggest challenge for Microsoft as a company beyond delivering shareholder return is inspiring...Show More Summary
Business Insider's Sara Silverstein spoke with Wharton marketing professor David Reibstein at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Following is a transcript of the video. Silverstein: And would you say that Amazon's contest...Show More Summary
Business Insider's Sara Silverstein recently spoke with Ken Rogoff, former IMF chief economist and author of "The Curse of Cash," at the Davos World Economic Forum about the future use of cryptocurrencies and the possible regulatory challenges they will face. Show More Summary
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said at the World Economic Forum that social media should be regulated like cigarettes. Psychology experts and tech executives claim the analogy is misguided. Digital technology, including social media, is...Show More Summary
The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland wrapped up last week. The WEF exists to improve the state of the world by fostering cooperation between governments, NGOs, and the private sector. In recent years, technology has come more and more into focus on the Forum’s agenda, and this year was no exception. Here’s […]
Silicon Valley's elite have the public's trust for now, but they know it won't last. At the World Economic Forum at Davos they chart a path forward.
I’ve been attending the World Economic Forum in Davos for more than two decades, and I can’t recall another time when the meeting ended with attendees who were so optimistic about the economic outlook. Their reasons: The global economy is enjoying unusual synchronicity, with every major region expanding at the same time. With unemployment low…
The automation of many of our jobs – even those that have long seemed safe – is fully inevitable at this point. One study predicts that about 38 percent of American jobs will be at high risk of automation by the early 2030s, which is not that far away. We’re asked to trust that future …