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Villanova Hosts Colloquium Today On Tax And The Sharing Economy

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...

Top tech leaders get higher approval ratings than many world leaders, according to Wharton study

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

Agritech in Africa promoted in Davos

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.

Here’s a great explanation of what the blockchain is from the person tasked with explaining it to the world

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

Forget 'Make America Great Again' — Wharton professor says Trump has been terrible for America's brand

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

Artists Envision The Future Of Jobs

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 […]

France will shut down its coal plants by 2021, two years earlier than initially planned

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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...

Facebook’s Desperate Smoke Screen

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 […]

The Incomplete Vision of John Perry Barlow

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

It’s Time to Stop Devaluing Creativity

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...

Global Risk Report: Davos, Trump and Climate Change

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

An EVP at Microsoft gives his take on the technologies that will shape the world

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

A Wharton professor predicts what city Amazon will choose for their new headquarters

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

Economist Ken Rogoff: Cryptocurrencies will eventually be regulated and issued by the government

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 calls for regulating social media like cigarettes — but the problem is more insidious than that

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 Biggest Tech Takeaways From the 2018 World Economic Forum

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 […]

At Davos, Uber, Google, and Salesforce Are Just Waiting for the Backlash

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.

Why Attendees Left Davos Feeling Optimistic About the Economy

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…

Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet: Art Based on World Economic Forum Predictions

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 …

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