Some of the most interesting, provocative and salient quotes we heard today at the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
“Humanity has the talent and ingenuity to do much better. We don’t have to accept an economy that doesn’t work.” – Winie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International
“There’s no point in blaming economic globalization. It is not the cause of problems and won’t solve the problems we face.” – Chinese President Xi Jinping
“The language of hate often trumps the language of inclusion. This is the time to speak up, not to stay quiet and hope.” – Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Pakistani journalist, filmmaker and activist
“Leadership is not about epic decisions. It is about choices we make in our daily lives.” – Forest Whitaker, artist and social activist
“There is a rise of confidence among CEO’s, despite what is happening in the world — both economically and geopolitically.” – Bob Moritz, PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Chairman
“Technology has always taken jobs out of the system, and what you hope is that technology’s going to put those jobs back in, too. That’s what we call productivity…..I think a lot of people don’t understand how deep AI already is in so many things.” – Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO
“At the most basic level, disrupting yourself means not merely accepting challenges when they come your way, but actively seeking them out.” – Debra Walton, Chief Product & Content Officer of Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk