World Economic Forum

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    Swiss Alps Fail To Cheer Bulge Bracket Leaders, Save For The Ones Dropping Acid

    Three months ago, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, I commented to one of the best-known men in American finance that he seemed pretty glum. He agreed, and said that was true for virtually every financial executive there. But he said, there was one exception. John Thain, the newly appointed chief executive of […]

    / Apr 18, 2008 at 10:00 AM
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    BREAKING: Jimmy Cayne Protests Exclusion From Davos Conference

    Earlier: Outrage Davos

    / Jan 24, 2008 at 2:14 PM
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    Davos Was (Is) For Pussies

    At least according to Bloomberg’s Michael Lewis. And why, pray tell, is it appropriate to refer to the 5-day long E-binge as such? 1. A lot of people say a lot of things at Davos but no one really has the cojones to, you know, ‘say’ anything. Examine the public statements extruded by the World […]

    / Jan 30, 2007 at 2:24 PM
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    Davos Roundup: Was It Because He’s Jewish?

    It’d been a while since we’d heard from our crackpot team of Davos reconnaissance artists (otherwise known as legitimate reporters) so we took it upon ourselves to check in with the group. Here’s what’s shakin’ in Switzerland, thus far: + China is working overtime to try and make some friends. But now that it’s telling […]

    / Jan 25, 2007 at 2:37 PM
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    Coffee Cultural Revolution

    If you were taking a body shot off of Melinda Gates’ chest at Davos and overheard someone mutter “is there a Chinese guy bitching about Starbucks?,” it was not the oxycotin chaser talking, it was Rui Chenggang. Chinese television anchor Rui Chenggang is throwing a hissy fit over the Starbucks that resides inconspicuously in the […]

    / Jan 24, 2007 at 3:41 PM
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    Guess Who’s Gettin’ Wasteeeeed This Week in Switzerland?

    If you guessed Todd Thomson, you are dead wrong but apparently have a sick and twisted sense of humor, and for that win two points and a copy of the Welch family’s Winning: The Answers. Now, onto the real answer: everyone at the World Economic Forum in Davos, that’s who! When we told you earlier […]

    / Jan 23, 2007 at 12:59 PM

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