Monday, February 02, 2009

The Swiss on the World Economic Forum

To keep those interested on what occasionally headlines in the Swiss newspapers (and because I've always liked that the Tages Anzeiger leads with editorial cartoons):


The headline reads "How Davos sees the world agenda". The picture is a bit small, unfortunately, but one of the guys on the end (clad in a massive fur coat and sipping champagne in the snow) is saying "I believe that we can now say, that the World Economic Forum has become more human". To the far right there is a frozen hand emerging from the snow drift with a tattered paper entitled "Human Rights".
It certainly would have been interesting to have been a fly on the wall during those closed WEF conversations. Especially to hear from some of the recent CEO's who have reduced their executive compensation to $1.00 for 2009. Also, I should note that I'm not sure if I necessarily agree with the linked editorial. Symbols have value, even if these guys have $50mm tucked away under the mattress...


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