Hackers, the future of the Arab Spring and why women should tear up their time-sheets – just another day at Davos.

“I am not the woman president of Harvard, I am the President of Harvard.”
Drew Faust in Women in Economic Decision-making

“The level of economic activity is in the process of stabilizing at very low levels, and we foresee a recovery in the second part of the year.”
Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, in Lessons from the Past, Challenges in Years to Come 

“The two-state solution will only survive as long as the end of President Obama’s term. If we don’t fix it in the next four years, I don’t believe it will ever happen.”
King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, discussing Israel in his Special Address

“A hacker to me is someone creative who does wonderful things.”
Tim Berners-Lee , inventor of the World Wide Web, in An Insight, An Idea

“Leave the office at 5.30, take Wednesday afternoon off, don’t fill in your timesheet… Dare the difference and deliver.”
Christine LaGarde, Managing Director of the IMF, in Women in Economic Decision-making

“Emerging market growth rates have taken 450 million people out of poverty in the last 10 years … As the world goes to five billion middle class people by 2030, everybody will rise with the sea.”
Muhtar Kent, CEO of Coca-Cola, in Emerging Economies at a Crossroads

“Europeans, Arabs, Chinese, Russians: we’re all committing a crime by watching people in Syria die.”
Ghassan Salamé, Dean of The Paris School of International Affairs, in Shaping Syria’s Future

“Why are banks treated as the holy churches of the modern economy?”
Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland, in The Economic Malaise and its Perils

“We have 50 million women in the Arab world. Some are happy, some not. They don’t want things imposed on them by the West.”
Abdelilah Benkirane, Chief of Government of Morocco, in Transformations in the Arab World

“As a boy, I studied in the dirt. There was no classroom. Education made me what I am, it made my dream come true… I shared my message with refugee children: Don’t lose hope, study hard. I did it, you can do it too.”
Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, in The Global Education Imperative 

Most of these quotes were condensed for Twitter. Check out the World Economic Forum’s new Pinterest page here. 

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