In normal years Davos is a welcome getaway for busy leaders, who get some valuable time to reflect and network in luxury with their peers in politics, business and science. In normal years, it’s important but not vital. But this isn’t a normal year, and this year Davos feels vital.
The theme is “Shaping the Post-Crisis [...]
While BusinessWeek reports record attendance at Davos this year, some heads of state and business have their hands full at home—or are they staying away for the sake of image? Timothy Geithner had to be in Washington to face confirmation hearings Monday. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is at home dealing with his state’s financial shortfall, [...]
The economic crisis has made everyone acutely aware of the risky, tenuous nature of global systems, and not just the financial ones. In the past, major economic crises (the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the Great Depression) increased people’s appetite for change and their willingness to try something different in order to solve problems. Will [...]