Category: Davos

Weak signals or willful failure to perceive them?

The following is a speech I gave at this years World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The theme for this years Davos was “Resilient Dynamism” and I thought it worked well with the topic “Weak Signals” that I was about to discuss. Actually, in a perfect world, the following was supposed to be the speech I was supposed to give, however, I wasn’t allowed to use notes or a teleprompter, so the actual presentation turned out to be what I remembered of the text below: Reducing loss from natural disasters – Weak signals or willful failure to perceive them? I’d like

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Selected as Young Global Leader Class of 2011 – World Economic Forum

I’m incredibly honored to be selected as a Young Global Leader (YGL) Class of 2011 for the World Economic Forum (WEF). From the official announcement:The YGL class of 2011 is composed of 190 Young Global Leaders from 65 countries and all stakeholders of society (business, civil society, social entrepreneurs, politics and government, arts and culture, and opinion and media). The new class represents all regions. The Young Global Leaders reflect different kinds of leadership in different parts of the world and society. Set up as an independent not-for-profit foundation, under the supervision of the Swiss Government, the Forum of Young