25 Jan Davos Innovation: “Knowledge Concierge”
Here you go. The idea: everything you need to know about really big issues in two pages or less (charts included). Say you are the CEO of Sara Lee or something and find yourself among the great minds of Davos, your KnowledgeConcierge (space intentionally omitted) will bring you up to speed so that you can take it all in. Topics include globalization, climate change, “The Rise of Asia”, and “Societal Shifts” (meaning the ways that “globalization has increased contacts between people of different backgrounds and cultures”).
There nothing wrong with this in principle, but there is something slightly irksome about the title. Like knowledge acquisition is now just another part of the luxe service economy. It brings to mind the fact that celebrities all have “international advisors” these days. Nothing wrong with that either, I guess (and good work if you can get it); much better, in fact, to have informed celebrities jetting about pushing international causes than uninformed ones. Perhaps the butler image cuts a little too close to home (do lawprofs qualify as such?).