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Why Today’s Leaders Need to Know About the Power of Narratives

Crafting meaningful narratives that reshape the way we think, feel and act is the utmost strategic leadership challenge.

When Jack Ma, China’s iconic business leader and founder of the e-commerce giant Alibaba, spoke at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in 2017, the corridors were packed with ministers, business leaders and journalists eager to hear from him.  How would he evaluate the 2016 U.S. election results and President-elect Donald Trump, whom he had […]

Science, Tech and a New Course for Growth

Science and technology remain the greatest agents of change in the modern world. But the last productivity boom has shown that confidence must not turn into delusion.

Productivity growth has emerged as an important global issue, which is why the theme of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2015 is Charting a New Course for Growth. Last year, output per worker grew at its lowest since the start of the millennium. In the United States, annual productivity growth from 1995 to […]

Technology: Disruption and Debate

Where technology is taking us – and where we want to take technology.

Technological innovation is arguably the greatest agent of change in the modern world. Progress in science and technology always evokes hope and fear in society. Science fiction, by combining the rigour of science with the imagination of fiction, plays a big role in expressing these feelings. Dystopian novels like A Brave New World or 1984 […]