Davos Notebook

Hudson pilot tells business leaders to look beyond short-term

January 26, 2011

USA/The U.S. pilot who safely landed a plane carrying 155 passengers on the Hudson River urged political and business leaders in Davos to look beyond short-term results to deliver long-term benefits.

from Breakingviews:

Global economy not as healthy as it looks

By Hugo Dixon
January 25, 2011

By Hugo Dixon
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

CEOs hoping that everything comes up roses

January 25, 2011

CHINA-VALENTINE'S/A few things struck me from the annual survey of CEOs that PwC (yup, PricewaterhouseCoopers likes big ‘P’, little ‘w’, big ‘C’) released at Davos this year.

Tigger bounces back in the boardroom

January 25, 2011

PWC_chart for blogCEOs are, of course, ebullient by nature.

So it’s no surprise that confidence about growth prospects is bouncing back as emerging markets continue to barrel along and even sluggish developed economies show signs of recovery.

Jealous Davos Mistresses

By Anya Schiffrin
January 25, 2011

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This is part of a series written by Anya Schiffrin, author of “Bad News,” and the wife of Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz. The opinions expressed are her own.

WEF founder Klaus Schwab on the “new realities”

January 25, 2011

The theme of this year’s Davos meeting — ‘Shared Norms for the New Reality’ — has led to much debate about what this actually means.

Desperate Davos Wives

By Anya Schiffrin
January 25, 2011

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This is a series written by Anya Schiffrin, author of “Bad News,” and the wife of Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz. The opinions expressed are her own.

Art comes to Davos

January 25, 2011

Davos is not just about the global economy and corporates: there are a plenty of cultural programmes — especially on Friday — which would take the minds of CEOs and politicians away from their immediate economic concerns and invite them to the creative world.

Davos’ badge hierarchy explained

January 25, 2011

DAVOS/Davos is all about which colour your badge is – are you white, orange, purple, green or gray? Here’s what they all mean and, more importantly, what they get you into.

Making workplace wellness work

By Guest Contributor
January 24, 2011

MikeMcCallisterBy Michael B. McCallister, chairman and CEO of Humana, and chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Workplace Wellness Alliance.