From the most inspiring quotes of Davos to the most mind-bending new technologies, these are the posts which attracted the biggest readership on the Forum:Blog over the past year.
1. Top 10 emerging technologies for 2013
Electric cars, 3D printing, self-healing materials… the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies reveals the trends that are transforming industries and changing the way we live.
2. Top 10 quotes of Davos 2013
“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. Read more thought-provoking quotes from the Annual Meeting 2013 in this digest.
3. Five ways technology can help the economy
Technology doesn’t just destroy jobs; it also opens up new opportunities. The World Economic Forum’s Elena Kvochko explores the economic impact of the digital economy.
4. Top 10 most gender equal countries in the world
Iceland topped the table in this year’s World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap report, which aims to help countries get rid of the obstacles which hold women back.
5. A creative future for education
Tim Brown, CEO of design firm IDEO, reflects on the importance of nurturing creativity in the education system.
7. How could biotechnology improve your life?
Experts on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Biotechnology highlight incredible trends, from turning waste carbon dioxide into fuel to using regenerative medicine to grow new organs.
8. The world’s top 10 most competitive economies
Switzerland held onto top position in our annual analysis of which economies are geared up for success.
9. Five myths that are hurting entrepreneurship Forget the stereotype of the youthful maverick – entrepreneur Krisztina “Z” Holly debunks common misconceptions about entrepreneurship.
10. How do you measure happiness?
Happier people are healthier, more productive and more resilient. But how can we quantify this elusive quality, ask Paul Dolan and Oliver Harrison.