February 7, 2006

News & Opinion: Business in 2006 as Discussed at Davos

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:40 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

One of the questions directed to the attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this year was:
"What is the most important business issue for 2006?"

BusinessWeek printed the answers in their recent issue. The answers varied from person to person. Here are a few of them:
Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat: One word: energy. The biggest risk for 2006 is that prices stay high."
Ann Winblad, Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners: "The most important issue is to be an innovator. You can't participate in the global market unless you're looking ahead."
Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google: "The environment and escalating disasters. Global poverty. All businesses should care about these issues."
Check out more about the conference here.
What's the most important business issue for you this year?

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.