As many depart on Saturday morning (including myself), time for assessment of my Davos 2011 four day experience. Read more

Overall economists seem more optimistic than ceos – probably a good sign, given the fact that boards, non-executive directors and chairmen and ceos are so cautious post-Lehman. Good the operators are keeping their powder a little dry. Read more

On my way to Davos and the WEF from Miami and NATPE (conference). Different weather and scenery, but there are similarities.

The WEF Chinese delegation will total over 60 people this year and the Indian will again be significant with 130 delegates. India will be launching an India Inclusive campaign to stress the benefits of economic progress and the growth of a vibrant middle-class and average incomes, while minimising the political impact of increasing disparities in wealth, as the new entrepreneurs of India globalise their operations – Tata, Ambanis, Mittals, Mahindra, Bhartis, Godrejs are all names we are becoming increasingly familiar with on a world stage. Chinese participation is up fivefold in the last decade, Indian up fourfold. Read more