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Agenda 2018

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.”

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The Real Agenda for 2018

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LBS for Agenda 2018

In this series of short videos filmed for Agenda 2018, five leading thinkers from London Business School identify some important issues for the year ahead, consider threats and opportunities, provide some advice for business leaders, and contemplate the impact of technological change on organizations.

What Happens When AI Gets Real

Tying in with the World Economic Forum’s Industry and Business Agenda and Future Agenda, we asked a number of thinkers about the impact of new technologies such as AI. What skills will organisations need to thrive and how can they best leverage AI to their advantage? How will AI impact business decision making?

WBS: Is Open Banking Bad News for Banks?

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WBS: Preparing for the Rise of the Robots

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LBS for Agenda 2018

In this series of short videos filmed for Agenda 2018, five leading thinkers from London Business School identify some important issues for the year ahead, consider threats and opportunities, provide some advice for business leaders, and contemplate the impact of technological change on organizations.

What Happens When AI Gets Real

Tying in with the World Economic Forum’s Industry and Business Agenda and Future Agenda, we asked a number of thinkers about the impact of new technologies such as AI. What skills will organisations need to thrive and how can they best leverage AI to their advantage? How will AI impact business decision making?

Thinkers50 Big Issue

As part of framing and understanding the agenda for organizations in 2018 for this Brightline sponsored Agenda 2018 initiative, we asked a number of thinkers about the issues they believed were important in the year ahead and that business leaders should be discussing at Davos.

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