WEF 2020 Post-Mortem: Contradictions at the Heart of Davos and the Future of Our Work

The World Economic Forum’s annual event is over for another year. Once again, Davos was a fascinating and frustrating few days, providing a snapshot of what the global elite hive mind is currently thinking. Beyond the obvious highlights – that POTUS and Greta are probably not on each other’s Christmas card lists, that “big tech” […]

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Fifty Thoughts from Davos 50

It’s the 50th anniversary of the founding of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. In its honor, here are 50 observations from this year’s event. (50?! Don’t worry – I’ll keep it quick and painless.) It’s balmy – colder back in Massachusetts. POTUS came – and hardly anyone noticed. The global […]

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WEF 2018 in Review: Splints on a Fractured World

The theme of the recent World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos was Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. These fractures – Brexit, the Trump presidency, the rise of automation and artificial intelligence, the re-emergence of China – were on full display across the conference agenda, both in the main Congress Hall and […]

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WEF 2017 Post Mortem: Disrupting Disruption at Davos

For those of us in the futurology business, the concept of disruption has long been a central organizing principle of how we look at the world, as well as the people and organizations that try to navigate it. And where better to assess how this is playing out but at the recently concluded World Economic […]

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WEF 2017: The Future of Work and the 10 Summits Ahead

The second hottest topic of conversation in World Economic Forum (WEF) conference rooms and Davos restaurants this week: What exactly is the future of work? (We’ll get to the first hottest topic in a minute.) Over coffee and schnitzel (and the odd glass or three of gluhwein), attendees are pondering the work ahead, and how […]

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