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12 World Leaders and Influencers Share What You Need to Do to Thrive in Today's World

Top thinkers and activists are talking about how to accelerate progress at the World Economic Forum

Each year, leading thinkers head to Davos, Switzerland, to have a discussion across industries and interest areas about the needs and realities of today’s global world at the World Economic Forum.Representatives from leading technology companies, from Google to IBM to Alibaba, have ...

by Lydia Belanger  | January 29, 2018 12:00:00
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Jack Ma on Why Alibaba Isn't the Chinese Amazon

The serial entrepreneur says there’s no single business model to succcess

Though they are both global ecommerce companies that were founded in the 1990s and have names that begin with the letter A, Jack Ma wants you to know that's all Alibaba and Amazon have in common.In a conversation at the World Economic Forum in ...

by Nina Zipkin  | January 25, 2017 12:00:00
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Google Co-Founder: Take Chances, Pursue Your Dreams and Silence the Voices

Alphabet President Sergey Brin spoke about the shifting purposes of business and work at the World Economic Forum

When Sergey Brin co-founded Google as a Stanford Ph.D. student, he never imagined that the company would become so wide-ranging and successful.He certainly never imagined that he’d be onstage at the World Economic Forum, where founder Klaus Schwab would tell him that “the ...

by Lydia Belanger  | January 23, 2017 12:00:00
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New study finds the global gender pay gap won't be closed until 2186

World Economic Forum breaks down how far we have to go in its latest Global Gender Gap report

The pay gap between men and women is a persistent concern all over the world, but according to new findings from the World Economic Forum, we have a long way to go before we reach parity.In its annual Global Gender Gap report, the ...

by Nina Zipkin  | November 09, 2016 04:00:00
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One for the girls: Multinational tech firm SAP earns nod for global gender equality

The tech sector, criticized for underemployment and unequal treatment of women, gets a lift from SAP SE’s win

“Gender equality is not a corporate social responsibility initiative or simply a cultural benefit. It’s a strategic differentiator, a source of innovation and revenue driver for our company.”These are the words of a chief human resources officer of a multinational technology company, ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 21, 2016 03:00:00
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5 'life-changing, fearless' forecasts from WEF Davos 2016

Technopreneur Winston Damarilo also shares highlights from the recent summit, and how the Fourth Industrial Revolution shakes things up.

MANILA, Philippines – There is no stopping modern technology from changing our lives in the next 10 years, said Filipino technopreneur Winston Damarillo, as he shared the highlights from the World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos Summit held January 20 to 23.“Businesses are ...

by James Humarang  | February 03, 2016 08:00:00
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Why education is needed in the age of Fourth Industrial Revolution

Musician and philanthropist says investing in education can create ripple effects and raise awareness on entrepreneurship.

Education was the focus of the “21st-century Dream” panel during the third day of the recently concluded World Economic Forum (WEF) held in Davos, Switzerland from January 20 to 23.The panel discussed how corporations and businesses can prepare for the Fourth Industrial ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | January 26, 2016 06:00:00
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Is it possible to create 75 million entrepreneurs worldwide?

Startup investors at the ongoing World Economic Forum 2016 in Davos say yes, but proper mindset is key.

POSSIBLE? From left: Mass Accelerator founder John Harthrone, 500 Startups venture partner Edward Thai, and BBC news presenter Nik Gowing discuss ways to create 75 million entrepreneurs. Photo by Remy Steinegger / World Economic Forum. The United Nations reported 75 million unemployed youth as ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | January 21, 2016 06:00:00
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The Philippines hosts World Economic Forum on East Asia

The recent World Economic Forum on East Asia, which was recently held in Manila, has brought more encouragement to investors and entrepreneurs. It was there where regional leaders described the Philippines as 'Asia's next economic miracle,' in contrast to their description of the country in the past---as the 'Sick Man of Asia.'

by Christele J. Amoyan and Rae Marrie L. De Mesa  | May 23, 2014 04:40:00
Business Ideas

7 steps to promote entrepreneurship among the youth

World Economic Forum identifies seven steps to develop enterprising spirit among the youth.

Trade secretary Gregory Domingo has been very vocal about the need to inculcate entrepreneurship into the young, instead of training them to become employees.But in the Philippines, a number of factors exist that make entrepreneurship unattractive.In the study European Roundtable on Entrepreneurship ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | July 19, 2012 06:00:00