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Some Points of View You Won't Hear Coming Out of Davos

Jim Harris | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Business
Jim Harris

Today is the first day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos (Jan 22-25). Many surveys and analysis will be presented at the Forum and side events outlining the problems and solutions the world and nations face. Here are some points of view that you will NOT likely hear coming out of WEF.

Representing Ottawa at the World Economic Forum's Annual Curators Meeting

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada
Giovanna Mingarelli

This weekend I will be representing Ottawa as one of 250 Curators from around the world attending the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Annual Cur...

Davos: Nation-States Are Brands Now

Diane Francis | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

President Vladimir Putin's gift of citizenship and 13 per cent tax rates to French actor Gerard Depardieu highlighted the next phase of globalization:...

Four Tips to Foster "Intrapreneurship"

Gib Bulloch | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Business
Gib Bulloch

In Davos it was clear that the concept of social "intrapreneurship" has made its way from the academic and non-profit world into the C-suite. To leverage the rare win-win of business benefit with social good in 2013, four key takeaways have emerged.

Davos: All Glamour, No Solutions

Glen Pearson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Business
Glen Pearson

I realize that the beautiful spot in Switzerland is where the supposed brightest and best gather for a few sessions, yet the gathered crowd appears to grow more incapable every year at solving the globe's biggest problems. Perhaps the reason is because those gathered are not only intelligent and connected, but are, in fact, incredibly wealthy -- remote and removed from the everyday problems faced by average citizens in both developing and developed nations. There seem to be no effective solutions for growing unemployment, the decline of democracy, the yawning gap between rich and poor, and a world financial system seemingly out of control.

Davos: Talking Champagne on a Sinking Titanic

Jim Harris | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Business
Jim Harris

2013-01-22-FinalDavosDiariesbanner.jpg I am in Davos at the World Economic Forum (WEF) where the top issues that world leaders must address are: unstable global economy, eurozone fragility; and financial system instability. Climate change only ranks as the 7th issue. To me, it's like a group of business leaders and "experts" on the sinking Titanic discussing the fragility of champagne sales. I am deeply concerned about the Alice-in-Wonderland perception of the environment's big picture.

Calling All High-Profile Doomsters. Please Report to Davos

Diane Francis | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

This is the magic of Davos. Participants find themselves seated beside a tycoon at breakfast, a Nobel Prize winner at lunch and a President, potentate or a future crook at dinner.

UN Trade Chief Urges Leaders To Reduce Inequality

CP | Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press | Posted 03.29.2012 | Canada Business

DAVOS, Switzerland - The U.N. trade chief urged global leaders Saturday to focus much more on reducing growing inequalities around the world than cons...

Occupy Davos?

Jim Harris | Posted 03.28.2012 | Canada Business
Jim Harris

"Severe income disparity" is the most likely risk facing business and political leaders according to the World Economic Forum's Global Risk 2012 Report. This finding really caught me by surprise. So while the Occupy movement isn't anywhere on the agenda, here at Davos, its impact has been very much felt.

What European Finance Ministers Are Optimistic About

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.28.2012 | Canada Business

DAVOS, Switzerland - European financial chiefs are trying to soothe global CEOs and political leaders, insisting they have a handle on the eurozone's ...

Harper At Davos: Ottawa Poised To Transform Immigration, Pensions, Research

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Politics

DAVOS, Switzerland - Ottawa will transform the country's pension system to curtail government costs, but details won't come until the budget, Prime Mi...

British PM Pushes Huge Canada-EU Free Trade Deal

CP | Heather Scoffield | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Politics

DAVOS, Switzerland - Quick completion of a trade deal with Canada will help Europe regain some of its competitive edge, says British Prime Minister Da...

Harper Pitches Canada At Davos

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada Politics

DAVOS, Switzerland - Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be talking up the Canadian economy in Davos, but a new study of growth and jobs in Canada says...

Capitalism The Worst System, Except For All The Others, Davos Hears

CP | Pan Pylas, The Associated Press | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada Business

DAVOS, Switzerland - Some of the world's top CEOs are admitting that capitalism is worsening inequalities, but they say it's better than any alternati...

Occupy Movement Hits World's Largest Economic Summit

CP | Angela Charlton,Masha MacPherson, The Associated Press | Posted 03.24.2012 | Canada Business

DAVOS, Switzerland - An igloo protest camp sprouting up amid $500-a-night hotels and security cordons at the Swiss resort of Davos seems to serve a wa...