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Davos 2015 Wrap-Up: Get Ready for Breakthroughs About the Brain
Feb02

Davos 2015 Wrap-Up: Get Ready for Breakthroughs About the Brain

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos is over for another year. Amazingly, most of what was discussed this year had not been on the radar a year ago. A year ago there was no discussion of oil prices dropping to say $50; the acronym ISIS was never mentioned; conflict over the Ukraine or any other-state conflicts were not mentioned; and the mood was generally optimistic – for example, Europe was heartily on the mend. Welcome...

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Extreme Disparity of Wealth Dominates Davos
Jan28

Extreme Disparity of Wealth Dominates Davos

(Davos) With extreme wealth also comes extreme political clout which results in extreme human suffering, said Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International at a panel session this week in Davos. Byanyima helped set the tone for this year’s World Economic Forum by releasing the comprehensive report on Monday that disclosed the world’s richest one percent are on track own more than half the world’s wealth by next year. It...

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CBC Radio Interview – The Digital Economy: Capitalism 2.0?
Jan25

CBC Radio Interview – The Digital Economy: Capitalism 2.0?

Don Tapscott was interviewed by Spark, Canada’s tech, trends, and fresh ideas show on CBC Radio. Twenty years after writing his bestseller The Digital Economy, Don Tapscott looks at the new challenges facing the digital economy and asks the questions every thought leader needs to ask in order to...

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At Davos, Technology CEOs Discuss The Digital Economy
Jan24

At Davos, Technology CEOs Discuss The Digital Economy

Davos: One of the most anticipated discussions at this year’s meeting was the plenary session on The Digital Economy. Given that I wrote the book that coined that term 20 years ago, I attended with great interest. On the panel were Google chairman Eric Schmidt, Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Unfortunately, the group didn’t really explore the state of the digital economy, but...

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Davos 2015: What Future Do You Want?
Jan22

Davos 2015: What Future Do You Want?

Davos: Do you agree or disagree that in the future we will think “Inserting radio-frequency identification in our babies’ bodies is as normal as vaccination”? This is just one of many provocative questions put to the participants in a spirited Davos session entitled “What Future Do You Want?” Emerging technologies have the potential to reshape us as individuals, organizations and societies. How this will unfold depends on...

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Davos 2015: International Conflict is Top Global Risk
Jan21

Davos 2015: International Conflict is Top Global Risk

Davos: There is much discussion of global risks this week at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, and illustrating today’s volatility, the biggest threat to the stability of the world was not even on last year’s list — international conflict. That is the conclusion of the World Economic Forum’s 10th edition of the Global Risks report, released in conjunction with the annual Davos gathering. But don’t just think of Russian...

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