“Success and likeability are positively correlated for men and negatively correlated for women. […] We never call boys bossy. Any of the women in the room who as a girl were called bossy? If you got to Davos you were called that. I was!”
~ Sheryl Sandberg, on women as the way forward.
“I have succeeded so much in life because I only had to compete with half the population.”
~ Warren Buffet, on gender equality.
“It’s very difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.”
~ Nouriel Roubini quoting Yogi Berra, on Predictions for 2012.
“ ‘Drip, drip, drip’ is history. Now it’s ‘tweet, tweet, tweet’. But at the end of the day ‘bang, bang, bang’ beats ‘tweet, tweet, tweet’; and – game over.”
~ Thomas Friedman, on Predictions for 2012.
“The only capitalism that works is capitalism that includes everyone.”
~ Kemal Dervis, on employment creation.
“It is unacceptable that more than 1 billion people are hungry every day while another billion are obese.”
~ Paul Polman, on food security.
“Teach a man to fish and you will feed him for life. Expose a man to the internet and you will change his life.”
~ Rapelang Rabana, on the future generation of leaders
A record number of panels were dedicated to the Arab revolutions, and key Arab figures were present to talk of the new Arab world order. Their main message: Islam in politics does not a bad business environment make. But businesses will now have to be accountable to the people rather than to the few at the top. Summary of one of the sessions here.