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Agenda 2018: Articles

Are you ready to lead in the age of AI?

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.

Why blockchain is dominating discussions in Davos

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.

Lead the VUCA world with a surgeon’s mindset

Kriti Jain, Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, IE Business School suggests that business leaders think like surgeons when trying to make sense of and succeed in today’s uncertain world.

Now + Next 2018

From cryptocurrencies to the digital mesh, Peter Fisk, a Professor at IE Business School and author of Gamechangers, examines some key issues, identifies some global tensions, and offers his tips for success in 2018. We live in an incredible time … More change in the...

Will Trump in Davos be the elephant in the china shop?

Last year I described him as "the elephant not in the room." This year he's more likely to be the elephant in the china shop. The World Economic Forum starts in Davos on Monday – and there's a star attraction, or distraction, in U.S. President Donald Trump. On the...

Modi’s Moment at Davos

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is delivering the opening plenary at Davos. Professor Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang, co-authors of The Quest for Global Dominance and Getting China and India Right, consider some of the main messages he may deliver. Mr. Modi will be...