Must-read stories from this week
1. Five ways success will change by 2020. Technology hasn’t just disrupted business, it has disrupted how we define a meaningful life.
3. The second machine age is changing Hollywood. And Transformers 4, the latest in the metallic movie franchise, has lots to teach us about the economic impact of robots.
6. Win or lose in Brazil, the battle continues over Argentina’s debt. What the legal showdown in the US means for markets around the world.
7. “Climate change is nonsense.” An alarming number of people cling to this view, despite all the evidence. How to convince them?
8. Is Mexico really the world’s happiest country? The frown-inducing task of figuring out how to square well-being with GDP.
11. Improving India’s infrastructure a massive challenge. After two decades, Mumbai’s second airport is still a swamp and project bidding has yet to start. Forum research illustrates the size of the country’s problems. (BusinessWeek)
12. A 17-year-old article contains a warning about the Euro. Telegraph columnist Jeremy Warner rediscovers a “prescient” report from Davos in the 1990s with relevance to today’s Eurozone debates. (Telegraph)
13. CEO health and wearable technology. In Davos, earlier this year, wearable tech was everywhere – will shareholders judge a company’s performance by the CEO’s pulse or its share price? (FT)
14. A weaker Euro will not solve France’s problems. There are broader competitiveness issues at stake, as Forum research demonstrates. (Yahoo)
15. NASA is sending smartphones into space. And they’re not for astronauts.
17. The new decentralized world order.
Author: Adrian Monck is Managing Director of Public Engagement at the World Economic Forum, and Professor of Journalism at City University London.
Image: The € sign through a rainy Frankfurt window. REUTERS/Alex Domanski