Tag Archives: World Economic Forum

The Meaning of Life Or Life of Meaning

What’s your reason for getting up in the morning? Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, the Japanese concept of ikigai could help. Originating from a country … Continue reading

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15 predictions Bill Gates made in 1999

No. 1: Price-comparison sites. Gates’ prediction: “Automated price comparison services will be developed, allowing people to see prices across multiple websites, making it effortless to find the cheapest product for all industries.”What we see now: You can easily search for … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Hot Tub, Kermit?

You know, the old amphibian metaphor — intended to show that humans are sometimes unable to react well to gradual threats — about how a frog placed in boiling water will jump out, but a frog placed in cold water … Continue reading

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The view from Latin America – FT

The FT’s US Managing Editor Gillian Tett speaks with Latin American finance ministers, economists and Klaus Schwab at the World Economic Forum’s Latin America summit about the outlook for the region and what countries are doing to reassure investors. For … Continue reading

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World Economic Forum’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2015

The World Economic Forum’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2015 report will introduce the major innovations that will disrupt the world, as identified by the Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies. On the panel: Moderator: Mariette DiChristina is editor-in-chief and senior vice … Continue reading

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Northern Europe Most Competitive

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World Economic Forum Global Risks 2012

The World Economic Forum is out with their Global Risks 2012 report.   Great video presentation.  Click here for PDF copy. Economic imbalances and social inequality risk reversing the gains of globalization, warns the World Economic Forum in its report Global … Continue reading

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The Next Shock: Are We Better Prepared?

Here’s an interesting video from Davos.  Fareed Zakaria moderates a panel discussion on the next potential macro shock.  The panel includes JP Morgan’s CEO,  Jamie Dimon.  Go to 15 min 55 seconds into video and listen to Dimon’s brilliant response … Continue reading

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The Comps of Doing Business in the G5 and BRICs

The President spoke a lot about competitiveness in his State of the Union last night so we thought we’d do a little comparative analysis.  Sorry to throw so many charts at you but we think they’re a little more sexy … Continue reading

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