Visualizing World Economic Forum Outcomes

Sailing Towards a Circular Economy – The Values Context

As the World Economic Forum 2013 comes to a close I came across a BusinessWeek article that had the graphic below that made me laugh.

Visualizing World Economic Forum Outcomes

I’m not sure whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Oh well, I guess if nothing else a good laugh is beneficial for my health, but it remains to be seen whether any positive benefits (other than connecting some of the smartest (or wealthiest) people on the planet) will be created for the world as a result of the World Economic Forum 2013 taking place.

They did employ some live graphic sketching artists which resulted in the below images. If you want you can get larger versions on the World Economic Forum’s Flickr Photostream.

World Economic Forum 2013 Panel Discussion

World Economic Forum 2013 Social Dimensions

World Economic Forum 2013 Perspectives 2020

World Economic Forum 2013 Lessons Learned

Hope you enjoyed them!

As someone who makes his living writing and speaking about innovation I guess it is good to at least see the word innovation appear so many times (even if few people take the time to stop and define what they really mean by the term). It still sounds good.

But what do you think, is the World Economic Forum a waste of time and damaging to the ozone layer, or essential for the advancement of society?

FULL DISCLOSURE: This post was written while making my own little hole in the ozone layer on my way back to Seattle after finishing a workshop on crowdsourcing for a global brewer.

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4 Responses to Visualizing World Economic Forum Outcomes

  1. Bilal says:

    I think this year at World Economic forum The focus was Europe with comments of Leaders like Angela Merkel, Mario Draghi and David Cameron. An insight of what all these leaders said on World Economic forum is given at

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