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Warnings about Weimar Germany could turn into self-fulfilling prophecies | Arnon Grunberg

Historical comparisons are made too easily. We can’t give in to the sense of looming catastrophe that hangs over our worldOn a snowy evening last week, I found myself in the dining room of the Morosani Posthotel in Davos, and when I had finished my meal the waiter started a conversation, probably because most of the tables were already empty. A middle-aged man with a charming smile, he told me that he was from Italy; during the summer he worked in a hotel on the island of Ischia in the Gulf of N...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Davos, Italy, Weimar Germany, Gulf of Naples, Arnon Grunberg, Morosani Posthotel

Billionaire George Soros says Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg should be removed from their leadership positions at Facebook (FB)

Billionaire George Soros is calling for Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg to be "removed from control of Facebook."  Writing to the Financial Times, Soros said that Facebook should "err on the side of caution and refuse to publish" political ads on its platform.  "Mr. Zuckerberg appears to be engaged in some kind of mutual assistance arrangement with Donald Trump that will help him get re-elected," Soros said.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Davos, New York Times, Donald Trump, Financial Times, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, World Economic Forum, Davos Switzerland, George Soros, Soros, Sandberg, Facebook FB, Facebook Writing

One Trillion Trees

The One Trillion Trees Initiative was launched at the World Economic Forum last month. When President Trump announced that the United States would join the tree planting initiative on January 21 in Davos among more than 3,000 world government, business, and NGO leaders, more than half of whom joined the commitment, it garnered little reaction at home. And when he reiterated it in the State of the Union speech address on February 4, the initiative received little response beyond muted skepticism ...
Tags: Law, Climate Change, Africa, Israel, Earth, Environmental, Davos, United States, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Bhutan, Trump, World Economic Forum, Congressional, Stuart Kaplow

'Westlessness': is the west really in a state of peril?

Top diplomats disagreed over the global relevance of the west at the Munich Security ConferenceThe chosen theme of the Munich Security Conference – once a party for Nato and now a Davos for the world’s diplomats – was “westlessness”. The organisers wanted to capture the fear that the west is now so divided and challenged by the rise of China its whole existence has become imperilled.It was not a concept that won universal acclaim. Margrethe Vestager, the EU vice president, hit back in one sessio...
Tags: Europe, China, Russia, Eu, World news, Turkey, US news, Davos, Asia Pacific, Nato, United Nations, Margrethe Vestager, Munich Security Conference, Munich Security ConferenceThe

SDF 32: When Henry VIII met Dr Strangelove

If historical analogies provide the measure of a man, then Downing Street henchman-in-chief, lead iconoclast and perpetual ideas recyclist “Classic Dom” Cummings is doing a spectacularly good job, writes Thomas Stoeckele introducing the show notes for episode 32 of our Small Data Forum podcast. In this episode that Thomas, Sam Knowles and I recorded just a week after Boris got Brexit done, we disagree with such a wild claim mostly in a reasonable way (although Thomas has a different view...
Tags: Blogging, Bbc, Davos, Thomas, Henry Viii, Cummings, SDF, Dom, Strangelove, Thomas Stoeckele, Thomas Sam Knowles, Boris got Brexit

Davos Elite Genetic Secrets For Sale: The Davos Collection Heads To Auction

theearnestproject EARNE$T announces the upcoming auction of The Davos Collection, a portfolio of artifacts covertly harvested during the 2018 WEF at Davos. The Collection presents the unique opportunity to gain genetic insights into a most influential population and a class traditionally resilient to data collection. 2018 Davos attendees included Donald Trump, George Soros, Jack Ma...
Tags: Art, Design, Davos, Capitalism, Genetic

Best local ski resorts near Zurich

Zurich, the financial capital of Switzerland, is home to world-class universities, multinational companies, and hip neighborhoods. The city has a lot going on, but during winter weekends, many Zurich residents leave town to hit the slopes. The Swiss Alps are home to many resorts, both big and not so big. Some you may have heard of — and many probably not. From this picturesque little city, it’s crazy easy to explore a huge variety of places loved by both locals and international visitors. We...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, California, Singapore, Davos, Skiing, Switzerland, Alps, North America, Ski Resorts, Zurich, Arosa, Andermatt, All, Klosters

Branding 4.0 For The 4th Industrial Revolution

In August 2019, 181 of the most powerful CEOs in the world, representing corporate giants such as JP Morgan Chase, Amazon, and Apple, made an extraordinary commitment. This commitment is so revolutionary that fully executed it will impact every facet of corporate America, from finance to governance, legal to investments, and performance to ownership. It will impact regulation, reputation, and relationships. And it will impact you. The Commitment These 181 CEOs committed to lead their compani...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, Microsoft, Nokia, US, America, Unilever, Davos, United States, New York Times, Bill Gates, Patagonia, Airbnb, Deloitte, Gates

Plant a trillion trees: U.S. Republicans offer fossil-friendly climate fix

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday proposed legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan intended to address climate change by sucking carbon out of the air instead of by cutting emissions. The proposed legislation reflects an acknowledgement by some in the Republican party of rising voter demand for action on climate change, even as it seeks to preserve the economic benefits of an historic drilling boom that has made the Unit...
Tags: News, Davos, United States, Donald Trump, World Economic Forum, U S Republicans

[Interview] Meghan Fitzgerald, Author Of “Ascending Davos”

Navigating the corporate landscape is a challenge for anyone: for women, it can be akin to climbing Mt. Everest. It was in the mountains, in fact — in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum — that Meghan Fitzgerald realized she had been trading her health for her career. As others in Davos shared their stories about their own climb, she saw a disturbing thru-line: in general, the higher women rise, the less they value their own health. In charge of billions and one of the few women “ru...
Tags: Startups, Interview, Interviews, Davos, Delta, Self Awareness, Columbia University, Career Advice, Harvard Business Review, Davos Switzerland, Fitzgerald, Young Upstarts, Meghan FitzGerald, Ascending Davos

Trump said no injuries, but 100 US troops have brain injuries after Iran strike on Al Asad

One hundred U.S. soldiers have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following the Iran missile strike on an American military base in Iraq about which Donald Trump lied, 'no injuries.' From CNN: That's an increase of at least 36 cases from the end of January when the Pentagon said 64 service members had been diagnosed with injuries. The Pentagon and President Donald Trump had initially said no service members were injured or killed in the Iranian missile attack, which was retaliation f...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Iraq, US, World news, Iran, Cnn, Davos, Military, Pentagon, Lies, Donald Trump, Trump, Al Asad

NSC Russia Director Was Under Suspicion Before He Got the White House Job

Multiple officials in the State Department and the White House are cooperating in a security-related investigation into Andrew Peek, the former senior director for Russia and Europe at the National Security Council, The Daily Beast has learned. Peek was escorted off the grounds of the White House on Jan. 17 and placed on administrative leave pending investigation, the details of which have been closely held. Axios previously reported that Peek was expected to attend the World Economic Forum in D...
Tags: Europe, News, White House, Iraq, Russia, Iran, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Davos, House, Middle East, Manhattan, Fox News, Pentagon, National Security Council, State Department

Trump's Vow to Help Plant a Trillion Trees Is Worse Than Stupid

Ever since visiting Davos for the World Economic Forum last month, Trump has been obsessed with trees. He continued going on about them at the State of the Union on Tuesday night.Read more...
Tags: Science, Trees, Davos, Forests, Trump, State Of The Union, World Economic Forum, We Speak For The Trees

Work Skills You’ll Need In 10 Years

Work skills evolve like everything else, and anticipating what might be needed down the road is key. Stay relevant by keeping an eye on what will make you relevant and competitive in the years to come. Learning and acquiring new tools earlier than others may very well make you irreplaceable at work! “By Davos standards, it was one of the quieter moments during this week’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum—an event marked by bold proclamations, big personalities, and even bigger bank ...
Tags: Law, Careers, Davos, Fast Company, HCL Technologies, Career Tips for Lawyers, Stephanie Mehta

Davos report - a conversation with Alan Alper of Cognizant

Cognizant is a regular at the annual WEF event in Davos, Switzerland. I requested Alan Alper, VP Corporate Marketing, keep good notes on everything he observed during this year's event. Here's an excellent ground level report - you can feel... [Author: vinnie]
Tags: Trends, Davos, Vinnie, Davos Switzerland, Globalization and Technology, Alan Alper, VP Corporate Marketing

From Sundance to Davos, parental leave takes the spotlight

Ad Age's advocacy group The List spread the message of family-forward parental leave policies from Sundance in Park City, Utah, to Davos, Switzerland. 
Tags: Advertising, Davos, Park City Utah

Seaweed pavilion encourages environmental conservation at WEF

In the landlocked Swiss town of Davos-Klosters, German designer Julia Lohmann has brought multi-sensory elements of the sea to guests of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 50th Annual Meeting. Hidaka Ohmu is a seaweed installation accompanied by a seaweed prototyping workshop. Created as part of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum exhibition, ‘Partnering with Nature,’ the installation aims to “encourage participants to play with natural elements, learn about the symbiotic relationships in na...
Tags: Design, Davos, Wef, World Economic Forum WEF, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Hidaka, Julia Lohmann, Lohmann, Department Of Seaweed, Ohmu, Hidaka Ohmu

Venezuela’s Guaido Rallies Supporters, Meets Rubio in Miami

(Bloomberg) -- Juan Guaido, Venezuela’s opposition leader, rallied supporters in Miami on Saturday and met with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who’s played a key role in shaping U.S. policy on the South American country. It’s likely to be one of his last stops in a two-week global tour aimed at building support to oust his rival, President Nicolas Maduro.“We have a strategy, and the support of the world,” Guaido said in Spanish at the rally. “We’re not alone.” He asked the crowd to imagine a day when...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, France, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, Bloomberg, Davos, Canada, Britain, Marco Rubio, Miami, Venezuela, Boris Johnson

Venezuela’s Guaido Rallies in Miami, Plans to Meet Rubio

(Bloomberg) -- Juan Guaido, Venezuela’s opposition leader, rallied supporters in Miami on Saturday and will meet with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.It’s likely to be one of his last stops in a two-week global tour aimed at building support to oust his rival, President Nicolas Maduro.“We have a strategy, and the support of the world,” Guaido said in Spanish at the rally. “We’re not alone.” He asked the crowd to imagine a day when the millions of Venezuelans living abroad could return home.Guaido is re...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, France, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, Bloomberg, Davos, Canada, Britain, Marco Rubio, Miami, Venezuela, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump

Trump made 30 false claims on Davos trip, 44 total last week

President Donald Trump made 44 false claims last week, 30 of them in a press conference and two interviews during his two-day trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Tags: Cnn, Davos, Donald Trump, Trump

Wall Street analysts and pundits were pushing for Ginni Rometty to retire as CEO, even after a killer quarter and promises for more growth (IBM)

The announcement that Ginni Rometty was retiring as CEO of IBM was long-awaited, but still came as a surprise given the timing. That's because after years of working on a turnaround, including the massive $34 billion purchase of Red Hat, Rometty said she had finally successfully turned the company around. Earlier this month, IBM announced earnings that were ahead of estimates, in a positive sign that Rometty's strategy was bearing fruit. But IBM didn't announce the CEO swap at the time of that...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Davos, Ibm, Starbucks, Morgan Stanley, Cnbc, Amazon Web Services, Ginny Rometty, Wedbush Securities, Ginni Rometty, Rometty, Katri, Arvind Krishna

Cropped-out climate activist Vanessa Nakate urges media to hear Africans

Ugandan activist says she hopes storm over Davos photo will help shift narrativeThe Ugandan climate activist who was cropped out of a press photo in Davos has said many African activists experience the same erasure but feel unable to speak up.The Associated Press apologised last week after it cropped Vanessa Nakate out of a photo she had posed for alongside fellow activists Greta Thunberg, Loukina Tille, Luisa Neubauer and Isabelle Axelsson. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Climate Change, Environment, Race, World news, Uganda, Davos, Associated Press, Environmental Activism, Greta Thunberg, School climate strikes, Vanessa Nakate, Greta Thunberg Loukina Tille Luisa Neubauer, Isabelle Axelsson

Former BET Networks CEO Debra Lee hints at launching a tech fund to back women of color

In May 2018, after spending more than 30 years at BET Networks, Debra Lee stepped down as chairman and CEO, following a series of reorganizations within Viacom cable networks. But Lee, who also oversaw the launch of the first network for black women (BET Her) and the related invite-only annual women’s conference Leading Women Defined, has hardly retired from public view. On the contrary, she remains an active and vocal proponent for all women and women of color particularly, and at the Upfron...
Tags: California, Time, Tech, Merck, Bloomberg, Davos, Michelle Obama, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Haiti, Viacom, Eastman Kodak, Don, Lee, Pasadena Calif, BET Networks

The Climate Crisis Is About Right and Wrong

The World Economic Forum’s annual Davos gathering gives world leaders and rich people the chance to talk about their worst ideas and beliefs. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin really took the cake this year.Read more...
Tags: Science, Davos, Treasury, Morality, Rich People, World Economic Forum, Steven Mnuchin, Greta Thunberg

The Finance Industry Groggily Awakens to Climate Change

For years, climate activists have warned that a warming planet would bring devastation, disrupting not only developing countries and coastal communities but also the foundations of the global economy. Still, investors continue to pump billions of dollars into fossil fuels, governments prioritize policies to keep cheap oil flowing, and developers build on land that scientists say will soon be underwater. Kristalina Georgieva, 66, the environmental economist who took the helm as managing dire...
Tags: Japan, News, Microsoft, Climate Change, Finance, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Bank Of England, Mark Carney, Davos, International Monetary Fund, Imf, Blackrock, World Economic Forum, Al Gore, Kristalina Georgieva

Global Corporate Tax Avoidance Might Get Harder

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Slap a tariff on steel and you’re sure to roil markets. But behind the big headlines on trade sanctions are developments that might be just as momentous for the global economy: About 135 of the world's countries are negotiating a radical change to the rules about where and how much multinational companies pay in taxes.The topic was the subject of back-room talks in Davos last week and continue this week in Paris at a working meeting of the Organization for Economic Coo...
Tags: News, Washington, France, Bloomberg, European Union, Davos, Paris, International Monetary Fund, Starbucks, OECD, Donald Trump, Bloomberg LP, Trump, U K Labour Party, Macron, Amazon Google

A top Unilever exec explains why the CPG giant is working with tech platforms to combat harmful content after threatening to yank budgets from them

Unilever once threatened to pull ads from Facebook and Google over fake news and extreme content, but it's begun taking a more collaborative approach. Business Insider spoke to Luis Di Como, Unilever's EVP of global media, last week after Davos, where it joined an industry collective to combat harmful content online. Di Como said Unilever realized it couldn't tackle problematic online content on its own and that an industry-wide solution was needed. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Consu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Unilever, Davos, Cannes, Ana, World Economic Forum, Association of National Advertisers ANA, WFA, CPG, World Federation of Advertisers WFA, Tanya Dua, Garm, Luis Di Como

South African Billionaire Apologizes After Telling President Trump Africa ‘Loves’ Him

South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe apologized for telling U.S. President Donald Trump that Africa loves him, but warned the growing perception that the continent is anti-America may hamper investment. Motsepe’s remarks to Trump at a business dinner during the World Economic Forum in Davos last week sparked a debate among his countrymen who questioned his right to speak on behalf of the continent. “I have a duty to listen to these differing views and would like to apologize,” Motsepe,...
Tags: News, Nigeria, Africa, Uncategorized, America, Bloomberg, Davos, South Africa, Donald Trump, Trump, World Economic Forum, Cyril Ramaphosa, Motsepe, Onetime, Patrice Motsepe, Trump Africa

How CEOs, Experts and Philosophers See the World’s Biggest Risks Differently

The World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos put environmental risks at the top of its agenda, while the world's CEOs see overregulation as their biggest threat.
Tags: Management, Davos

SpaceX investors say the rocket company uses a 'very smart' internal stock market to keep workers happy in spite of long hours and 'mediocre' salaries

A private investor in SpaceX says the rocket company, founded by Elon Musk, is in the middle of an internal tender offer for its employees. Employees can gradually buy vested stock in SpaceX. A former employee says staff get a 10% discount off the latest strike price. But to keep tight control of the company's shareholders, SpaceX reportedly uses an internal stock market. The private exchange matches up employee-shareholders with approved investors. SpaceX allegedly makes no money off such int...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Los Angeles, Trends, Earth, Davos, Reddit, SEC, Silicon Valley, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Los Angeles Times, Musk, Elon, PitchBook