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The Health Requisite for Development

Last month, as I attended presentations at the World Economic Forum, I came away impressed by many of the conversations on addressing the world's overlapping economic, social, and environmental threats. But I also came away hoping for more discussion about health as central to meeting these global challenges. Show More Summary

In The Digital Economy, Winners Will Place People First

At the recent annual gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Fourth Industrial Revolution was one of the most-discussed topics by CEOs and heads of state who see the tremendous potential for digital technologies to add real value to industry and society. According to a WEF report, the [...]

What Davos-Bashers Must do Before the Next Episode of Bashing

Another Davos event has come and gone. The World Economic Forum surpassed itself this year at the 2016 Annual Summit. Now that the dust has settled and the thousands of participants gone back to their own respective countries, let us take a moment to analyze what Davos means for the world. Show More Summary

Youth: Essential Partners in Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth and Employment

I recently read an article titled What Keeps Young People Up At Night by Stephanie Thomson of the World Economic Forum. In the article, Thomson stated that "[w]hen the United Nations and the international community were in the process...Show More Summary

An Arab billionaire shares his explosive views on Obama, Iran, ISIS, and what falling oil prices will do to the Middle East

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, we interviewed an Egypt-based Arab billionaire investor. This is the second year in a row we spoke with this investor. Last year, the investor agreed to answer our questions, but only if we redacted his name and only refer to him as an "Arab" investor and billionaire. Show More Summary

Innovation for Development

Innovation was the buzzword of the World Economic Forum. Not only was it used by political and business leaders alike. But, also pivotal leaders in the development sector as well. In Geneva, our unique mix of international organizations,...Show More Summary

The Most Important Water Stories of 2015

By Peter Gleick, Brett Walton, J. Carl Ganter Water was a Top Risk on the 2015 Global Agenda In early 2015, participants at the World Economic Forum, a who's who of the political and business elite, ranked water crises as the top global risk. Show More Summary

CenturyLinkVoice: Cyber Security In 2016: Reflecting On The World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland wrapped up last week, with cybersecurity again assuming a significant role in many of the conversations there, both public and private. The WEF has wisely taken up the issue of cybersecurity because it is relevant to economic growth. Show More Summary

Big Ideas: CEOs at Davos 2016

People have learned that Davos is more than a Swiss resort, it's where the World Economic Forum (@WEF) hosts an annual conference of world leaders. The 2016 agenda, "The Fourth Industrial Revolution," included, well, just about everything that's important in the world: The future of health, the future of work, the future of change. Show More Summary

Guinea President: Africa Will Have Larger Economy Than China

Guinea's President Alpha Conde was kind enough to answer my questions while attending the World Economic Forum's annual gathering at Davos, Switzerland. Conde was the first freely elected President in the country's history after surviving, imprisonment, exile and at least one documented assassination attempt. He describes his journey, vision, challenges, [...]

World Economic Forum's 10 Commandments to Deal with the Urban Mobility Challenge

As part of my work with the World Economic Forum, I along with Andrey Berdichevskiy, Community Lead, Automotive Industry, World Economic Forum, have been involved with the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Automotive & Personal Transportation. Thought leaders from various automotive industry segments ranging from auto vehicle manufacturers, [...]

Davos Shapes the Conscience of the Corporate World

It is hard to put into words the impact of attending the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). It is our planet's premier networking event and my experience as a first-timer was simultaneously humbling, inspiring, chilling and empowering. Show More Summary

World Health Organization Declares Global Emergency over Zika Virus

About time because the spread and diagnosis of the virus is alarming. Photo by World Economic Forum

Girls & Women Were Not Left Out in the Cold in Davos

What do Bono, Melinda Gates, Kevin Spacey, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia and Women Deliver all have in common? Normally I'd say 'not much', but two weeks ago week we were all in Davos, where the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting brought...Show More Summary

Tackling Corruption: Empowering Citizens To Hold Their Governments Accountable

Last month, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed the United States commitment to tackling corruption, and called on partners to make this a first order, national security priority.

Davos: Global news event or public relations exercise?

We look at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos and the media's shortcomings in covering the event.

Economic Inequality In South Africa A Fact Of Life As The African National Congress Continues To Advocate Failed Economic Policies

As President Jacob Zuma of South Africa prepared to go to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Oxfam, an aid and development charity aimed at eradicating poverty, released its report on economic inequality in South Africa. Show More Summary

Failure is Not a Four-Letter Word

Last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, I spoke to a group of executives about my research with Tupperware Brands that explores ways companies can activate women's self- confidence. Much press has been dedicated to "the confidence gap" -- the idea that women "self-handicap" because they lack confidence relative to men. Show More Summary

Zika Virus is Exploding, warns UN Health Chief

The World Health Organization, an arm of the United Nations, will decide whether to declare an international emergency. Photo by World Economic Forum

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