Davos Notebook

Davos: Can social media make a difference?

January 24, 2011

The Davos meeting organisers have made a huge push into social media this year. From interviews on Facebook to geo-location services using Foursquare, it’s an impressive use of social media tools to bring the closed-shop that is the WEF to the masses.

Cancun needs to be a key issue at Davos

By Guest Contributor
January 24, 2011

– Lord Julian Hunt is a Visiting Professor at Delft University, Vice-President of Globe, and former Director-General of the UK Met Office. The opinions expressed are his own –

Davos fails to grab the attention of angry protesters

January 23, 2011

The days when anti-capitalist protesters could rampage through Switzerland’s financial capital Zurich in rage at the Davos talkfest 100 miles (150 km) to the east are long gone.

Why “generation next” matters at Davos

By Guest Contributor
January 22, 2011

trevor dougherty lowres– Trevor Dougherty is a student and activist and will attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos as a representative of the Global Changemakers. He’s also the youngest American ever to attend the Davos meeting. —

The new Medicis and a new medieval world

January 21, 2011

HUNGARY/I spoke with Parag Khanna, author of “How to Run the World” and a young global leader of the World Economic Forum, about global imbalances and creating better corporate citizens. The following are some excerpts of our conversation:

What’s threatening the world?

January 21, 2011

Ian Bremmer discusses the World Economic Forum’s global risk report:

What has Davos done for us?

January 20, 2011

DAVOS/For more than four decades, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has pitched its annual shindig in Davos as a chance for powerful leaders in business, politics, media and academia to convene in one spot to trade ideas on how to solve the pressing global problems of the day.

What Davos can learn from BP

By Guest Contributor
January 20, 2011

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By Christine Bader, who worked for BP from 1999-2008. The opinions expressed are her own.

Why Davos is not pretentious

January 20, 2011

Former editor in chief of Business Week, Stephen Adler, explains why Davos is such a gold mine for journalists and talks about his encounters there with Vladimir Putin and Jane Goodall:

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Top tips from Davos spouses

By Felix Salmon
January 19, 2011

Just as the most interesting sessions at Davos are the ones you know the least about beforehand, the most interesting people tend to turn out to be the ones you've never heard of. If you do happen to find yourself talking to Bill Clinton or Bono or Dmitry Medvedev, you'll probably be part of a large crowd of people and the conversation is likely to be superficial at best. On the other hand, if you just sit down on a random couch in the Congress Center, there's a really good chance that sitting next to you will be a fascinating and very useful person to know.