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Top 5 takeaways from Davos

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  1. There is real frustration with the lack of effective bipartisan political leadership around the world and unless leaders come together to collectively solve the world’s most complex problems, the frustration will get significantly worse over the coming years. Business leaders need to step up to fill some of the void. We should each ask ourselves: is our purpose clear (beyond profit), and are we living it?
  2. Properly harnessed, the Fourth Industrial Revolution
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Davos themes reflected in our latest Future of Work research

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I feel privileged to have been at the World Economic Forum this year. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn and reflect on big picture themes impacting our professional and personal lives.

This year’s annual meeting focused on “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” With many government and business leaders and global subject matter experts speaking, the events were all thoroughly worthwhile.

JLL’s annual client… Read More

Davos: An optimistic outlook 

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The first two days in Davos have been packed with an impressive array of panelists and speakers. The overall tone is one of very healthy optimism on the global economic outlook, particularly in the short term, mirrored by a very healthy dose of realism on the mountains to be climbed to improve social equity.

I ended day one listening in on a panel of the WEF Co-Chairs, moderated by IMF Managing Director… Read More

First impressions from Davos

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Greetings from a snowed-in Davos. I’m excited to be here at the World Economic Forum. It’s a great opportunity to step back, listen and learn from a diverse range of leaders in business, government, academia and NGOs who are shaping agendas around the world.

This year’s annual meeting is focused on “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” This theme came through loud and clear in Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s… Read More