Categories: World Economic Forum

The Death of Davos Man--The Death of Davos

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 21

The World Economic Forum is about to begin again in Davos, Switzerland but Davos Man, that quintessential pan-national, pro-market, global leader of finance and business is all but dead. First...

Facebook Çhanged The Face of Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 03

If you want to see the future of conferencing, analyze the Facebooking of the World Economic Forum in Davos this year. Facebook polls were injected into 12 major sessions. As...

The Gaza Blow-up At Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 02

Since so many people sent in comments on the World Economic Forum debate over Gaza in Davos, I thought I'd post the entire heated discussion. This gives the context as...

Davos Versus TED. Which Conference Has The Answers To Today's Crisis?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on February 02

As the World Economic Forum in Davos closed down on Sunday, hundreds of participants hurried to jump on planes to fly to the West Coast to attend that other great...

The Next Digital Experience--Davos Session

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 30

I'm sitting in front of a Davos panel with Chad Hurley of YouTube, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook (wearing a tie under a fleece sweater), Shantanu Narayen of Adobe, Hamid Akhavan...

Global Business "On Hold" Is What They Say At Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 30

I ran into the CEO of NetJets, William Kelly, at the World Economic Forum and he told me that companies are trying to sell their $50 million jet planes for...

Sustainability at Davos. Alive Behind Closed Doors?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 30

I heard that at a private meeting with CEOs Thursday night, many corporate executives expressed their desire to go forward on sustainability projects but were afraid to say so publicly....

Dinner At Davos With Intel's Craig Barrett.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 30

My first moment of optimism at the World Economic Conference came Thursday night a small dinner with retiring Intel Chairman Craig Barrett. He is riding off into the sunset soon...

Answering Your Questions In Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 29

Thanks for sending in all those questions to my post--Fear in Davos. I went around today and asked many of them at the sessions I attended and to people I...

Smackdown In Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 29

Fear stalks the halls of the World Economic Forum in 2009. The tone is negative and the attitude is nasty, what with all the finger-pointing, nation-bashing, and fear-mongering going on...

Fear In Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 28

It's midnight and I've talked with maybe 20 really smart people so far at Davos (yep, very dense population of very smart people at the World Economic Forum) and the...

From Davos-We Are In The Midst Of A "Transformational Crisis."

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 28

A "transformational crisis" is the term used in the opening session of the World Economic Forum by founder Klaus Schwab to describe the state of the global economy today. Institutions...

Arriving in Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 28

Just got into into the town of Davos. The famous economist Joe Stiglitz was on my flight but I didn't recognize him. Someone with a sign bearing his name was...

The World Economic Forum--Lost in a Fog. A Design Manifesto for Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 25

I'm heading to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday and wanted to post, once again, the Design Manifesto a group of us constructed at a recent WEF meeting...

Summit on the Global Agenda, Dubai. Day One.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 08

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Calls For Innovation In Growing New Companies.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on September 27

The second annual meeting of the World Economic Forum's New Champion global corporations is taking place right now in China and the leader of that nation--which just became the third...

Did Innovation Get A Bad Name At The World Economic Forum In Davos?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 29

There were some two dozen sessions, panels and workshops on innovation and design at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos and nearly all of them were packed with CEOs,...

The Truth About The World Economic Forum Agenda.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 26

The Saturday night Soiree is the traditional conclusion to the World Economic Forum and this year it swell. An amazing Turkish Night with throbbing music, a dance floor full of...

Best And Worst Sovereign Wealth Funds: A New Sovereign Wealth Fund Risk Index.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 25

I was blogging away at the World Economic Forum in Davos, when Hugo Dixon, editor and chief of breakingviews.com sat down to show me his new Sovereign Wealth Fund Risk...

A Hot Rumor About Cameron Sinclair At Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 25

Cameron Sinclair, the open-source architecture for humanity founder, is here at the World Economic Forum and the rumor is that he is going to be named a Young Global Leader....

Paola Antonelli Connects Design To Science At Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 25

Paola Antonelli, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in NY gave a wonderful speech on the role of designers in making advances in...

Humor At Davos: Thanking The Rogue Trader At Societe Generale.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 25

Overheard in the corridor at the Conference Centre at the World Economic Forum: "We should be making this rogue trader at Societe Generale a hero, not a villain. Sarkozy asked...

Google, Bono And Al Gore On Global Warming.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 24

I couldn't get to a very important breakfast session on Thursday that had a great conversation among the Google founders, Al Gore and Bono but that great blogger, Jeff Jarvis...

Rupert Murdoch Says He Will Keep Part Of Online Wall Street Journal Closed for Subscribers Only.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 24

Rubert Murdoch told an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday that he would not free the entire online Wall Street Journal as expected but would keep...

Bill Gates Backs Social Entrepreneurship at Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 24

We put Jacqueline Novogratz of the Acumen Fund on the cover of Inside Innovation some months ago as an example of the growing importance of social entrepreneurship and now Bill...

Naomi Campbell at Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 24

I thought that they chased away all the celebrities from the World Economic Forum this year (except Bono) until I went to the very hot Burda party last night. I...

Blogging From The World Economic Forum in Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 24

Davos wasn't built for bloggers and it turns out that plugs are the key to blogging here. You need a three pronged swiss plug to get power for your laptop....

Will India And China Destroy The Planet Through Global Warming--Or Save The Planet By Forcing The West To Reduce Carbon Emissions?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 24

I went to a wonderful dinner on Wednesday night with the theme of "India's Intrernational Agenda." Late in the conversation, about 10:15PM someone asked the very astute Minister of Finance...

Day One at the World Economic Forum.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 23

It is safe to say that the innovation most discussed at this first day of the WEF in Davos is financial innovation--the SIVs, CDOs and other nasty creations of Wall...

The Military In Davos.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 22

I saw the soldiers putting white cloth over the concertina wire surrounding the Congress conference area today as I registered for the World Economic Forum. I was walking through blowing...

The Snow Is Falling At The World Economic Forum in Davos--So Is The Economic Sky.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 22

I flew into Zurich this morning for the World Economic Forum and it was dark grey, rainy and dreary. This is my 10th Davos and I've never seen this kind...

Election 08: China Has An Innovation Plan--Does America?

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on September 11

The World Economic Forum just completed a session in Dalian, China focussing on innovation and growth and Premier Wen Jiaboa personally came and spoke--about innovation. Now, when was the last...

Parties At Davos: Google Vs. Bollywood.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 27

Overheard Friday night at the Hotel Belvedere, party central in Davos: two young Africans talking--"you going to the Google party? No, the music is so bad. I'm going to the...

Blogging Davos. John McCain, Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, Azim Premji, the King and Queen of Jordan, William McDonough and Others Will Be There.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 21

There will be lots of blogging blah-blahing away at the World Economic Forum this week. I'll be doing my part but there's an official blogging site at WEF so check...

Sulzberger's Starstruck Moment

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 26

Arthur Sulzberger Jr., chairman and publisher of the New York Times put on a strong defense of quality mainstream journalism at a jam-packed session of the World Economic Forum called...

The Scandal at Davos

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on January 26

The World Economic Forum in Davos suffered acute embarrassment on Day 2 of the conference when it was revealed that an article in its Global Agenda magazine distributed to all...

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