Exploring the Big Issues
The 2018 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos takes place annually. In January of 2018, world leaders convened to tackle the 2018 theme – Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World – and leaders from all walks of life were called upon to develop a shared narrative to improve the state of the world.
At Thinkers50 we celebrate great management ideas – ideas that come from a variety of academic and management disciplines and cover all aspects of organisational endeavour. We recognise the importance of ideas in helping to capture and disseminate the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and we acknowledge their power in mapping a path toward shared prosperity.
That’s why we are partnering with the Brightline Initiative in a new venture called the Agenda Project, featuring ideas and viewpoints from management thinkers that have a bearing on the discussions that take place in Switzerland. Agenda 2018 begins our collaboration.
The Agenda Project is guided by Klaus Schwab’s words: “Our first response must be to develop new models for cooperation that are not based on narrow interests but on the destiny of humanity as a whole.”
Terence Mauri, author of The Leader’s Mindset, explains why the world needs leaders who are equipped to lead in a world increasingly influenced by the impact of artificial intelligence.
One technology topic here towers over all others: blockchain. It is bigger than artificial intelligence, social media, robotics or anything else. Every year, more and more companies descend on this small Swiss ski village to show their leadership and pitch their services. This action around blockchain (the technology behind cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin) is striking.
Ali Davies, change strategist and executive coach relates why overlooking the emotional aspects of management would be a mistake by leaders seeking to deliver success in the modern world.
In an increasingly fragmented world, traditional sources of knowledge and innovation are no longer enough. Professor Celia de Anca, Director of the Diversity Center at IE Business School, explains why cognitive diversity – different ideas, perceptions and knowledge – will be a key driver for the fourth industrial revolution.
Terence Mauri, author of The Leader’s Mindset, caught up with Davos participant Jussi Räisänen, CEO of Hintsa Performance.
Live from Davos, Haiyan Wang, Managing Partner of the China India Institute and co-author of The Quest for Global Dominance and Getting China and India Right, provides some takeaways following a round table discussion on China.
Live from the World Economic Forum at Davos 2018, Professor Anil Gupta, co-author of The Quest for Global Dominance and Getting China and India Right, provides his thoughts on the Fake News Versus Real Politics debate.
Margarita Mayo, Professor of Leadership at IE Business School and author of Yours Truly (published Feb 2018) explains why our world needs authentic leadership more than ever before, and outlines her Yours Truly Manifesto.
Live from the World Economic Forum at Davos 2018, Professor Anil Gupta, co-author of The Quest for Global Dominance and Getting China and India Right, reflects on the highlights from the open plenary address delivered by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.