Monday, January 30, 2012
One wonders what the message of the just-completed Davos forum really is. The elite of the world get together to talk, play and sup. At a time when the rest of the world is struggling with austerity? The perception is that the wealthy are untouched by the miseries of others and maybe, uncaring. On the other hand, there is a benefit in information leveling, which is what Davos is all about -- leaders sharing cumulative insights. The long-term health of companies and countries comes from the shared understanding that CEOs and politicians take from meetings like Davos. Still, one questions if it needs to be done in a Swiss village with opulence.