Comments on: Desperate Davos Wives http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/desperate-davos-wives/ World Economic Forum Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:35:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: rKnox http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/desperate-davos-wives/#comment-16712 Sat, 05 Feb 2011 00:27:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1019#comment-16712 Sweet post.
I can’t imagine the hostility that is posted above.
Thanks for sharing

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By: Coloradohigh http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/desperate-davos-wives/#comment-16650 Sun, 30 Jan 2011 21:54:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1019#comment-16650 Excellent post.

I live in Aspen and have been invited both to speak at both Davos and the Aspen Ideas Festival. I now decline all the invitations. The treatment of ones spouse at these meetings is deplorable, as is the treatment of speakers. Schriffrin has it exactly right. The organizers are obsequious to the CEOs and the rich while treating those of us providing substances very badly. The idea that a noble prize winning economist has to find his way up an unlit icy path to a hotel off the main street is outrageous.

When you get past 60 you look for opportunities to have fun with your significant other while attending these meetings, especially since the organizers are generally cheep offering lousy hotel rooms, modest remuneration for air fare, and rarely paying for talks. Obviously the WEF is not worth the trouble. And believe me, the amounts they put out to bring Joe to the meeting would not go very far to feed the world’s poor.

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By: kjf215 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/desperate-davos-wives/#comment-16567 Thu, 27 Jan 2011 19:21:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1019#comment-16567 Thanks for the light-hearted look at a what is often an overly serious event. What I enjoy about Reuters is that it combines serious events with real-life situations and perspectives. In this case, Davos is very much a clubby atmosphere and you have offered us a peek and a chuckle.

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By: LuoBoTi http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/desperate-davos-wives/#comment-16561 Thu, 27 Jan 2011 17:27:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1019#comment-16561 What a great post – I started on today’s post and clicked back to this. I really love the observations. I can’t believe the heavy negative comments and the crude sarcasm on what is a lovely colour piece – guys get a life.
Why do we read books, look at art, travel, if not to observe life in all it’s shapes and forms. As someone who would not get invited to Davos, being neither great nor rich (but not bitter about it either) this gives me as a reader, a view that would be similar to the observation point I’d like to adopt, casting a cold eye as the horsemen pass by.
Keep it up Anya – sod the begrudgers!

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By: iflydaplanes http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/desperate-davos-wives/#comment-16522 Wed, 26 Jan 2011 19:16:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1019#comment-16522 If you are so desperate not to have fondue lunches, drive Audis, or sit around in “yummy fur-lined blankets” then stay home. No need to whine to us about it.

Oh wait I get it, it’s a satire piece right?

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By: kordo http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/desperate-davos-wives/#comment-16507 Wed, 26 Jan 2011 14:33:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1019#comment-16507 Actually I do understand why “wives included”. Spouses are spouses and very often the support of a spouse is crucial factor.
Just that… this is a forum that tries to find means of solving world’s problem. This blog was inappropriate in this sense…

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By: minipaws http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/desperate-davos-wives/#comment-16504 Wed, 26 Jan 2011 12:20:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1019#comment-16504 WOW Reuters, first the article advertising some lady’s 10 commandments book and now this. What a waste of my morning!

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By: FirstAdvisor http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/desperate-davos-wives/#comment-16502 Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:17:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1019#comment-16502 I find this scenario utterly baffling. I cannot for the life of me imagine why any man would take his wife (his wife!) to a business conference. As this woman describes, they are totally useless and worthless there, with absolutely nothing to do, and zero to contribute to the gathering but gossip with other wives. The one crucial thing to avoid in travel is excess baggage, and wives are definitely right up there at the top of the list of excess baggage on a business trip. I wager anyone could take a list of the attendees at Davos and draw a perfectly straight line between the group of fake successes-real losers, who take their wives, and the real winners, who manage to leave the barnacle at home.

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By: kordo http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/2011/01/25/desperate-davos-wives/#comment-16498 Wed, 26 Jan 2011 07:46:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/davos/?p=1019#comment-16498 Oh, feel so sorry for you. What trouble you have to endure, what pain you must feel, being DAVOS wife.
Dying third world children feel nothing compared to you…

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