Dateline: Davos

Every January, we send a team to Davos, but this year seemed different. Anticipation for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting was heightened, even among the Davos faithful. As Gillian Tett, the Financial Times’s US Managing Editor, wrote in Foreign Policy, “While previous reports of Davos Man’s death have been greatly exaggerated, a revolution is now brewing against his rosy ideals — a revolt that is likely to spread in 2017 and send shock waves through the global economy.” How would Davos attendees respond to widening trust gaps and populist ballot box surprises, the public wondered. Or, as Tett put …
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Business leaders in the mind field

A few years ago, you’d have been laughed out of the CEO’s office had you suggested daily meditation sessions. Now, some of the most successful names in business are full-throated advocates for mindfulness. We explored the business case for contemplative practice at a Davos panel this year, co-hosted with Mind & Life Europe. Suffice to say: minds were blown. Managing Director Sophie Lambin writes more about it in her LinkedIn column.

At Davos, We Mean Business

This is going to be a big year for global talks on global issues, with big events to look forward to, such as the September UN meeting to finalize the Sustainable Development Goals (successor to the Millennium Development Goals) and the Paris climate talks in December. For us, the year of global talks on global issues started at Davos. We’re a little late reporting on it, but you should know that we sent a team to the mountain to help We Mean Business cover climate and energy stories in real time. And stories there were. Where before, only a handful …
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