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.”
Digital transformation is disrupting markets and threatening the position of many corporations. For example, as Pinar Ozcan, Associate Professor of Strategy at Warwick Business School, explains to Thinkers50, recent developments in banking are likely to fundamentally change the way that we perceive and consume financial services.
Maja Korica is an Associate Professor of Organisation and Management at Warwick Business School and a 2017 Thinkers50 Radar Thinker. We spoke with Maja about the impact of technology on corporations and the way we work, and the implications for society more broadly.
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.
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?
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.
Climate change is indeed one of the critical issues of our time. Business managers should care because ultimately business cannot succeed in a world that’s failing. The recent surge of superstorms that have been battering the Caribbean and the Southern US, the fires...
The rising tide of economic nationalism has caused many observers to announce that globalization is not just in retreat, but near death. To be sure, the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump (as well as the popularity of various far-right European politicians)...