From the Trump to trade, Shakira to the death of globalization, here's a selection of the most read and shared articles from our Annual Meeting in Davos this year.

Jack Ma: America has wasted its wealth

Jack Ma, one of China’s most successful and richest entrepreneurs, has responded to America’s growing globalization backlash, arguing that the superpower has benefited immensely from the process – but that it has largely squandered its wealth.

Yusra Mardini: My name is refugee

I swam for my life, I swam in the Olympics, and now I want dignity for all refugees, writes Mardini. Her life-changing journey to a new life resonated with online readers.

5 things we got wrong about Trump

“I see him very differently than maybe you guys see him, but I think over the next four years … you’re going to start seeing him more the way I see him," says Anthony Scaramucci, who from Friday will head up the White House Office for Public Liaison. Read more here.

Christine Lagarde on gender parity

"When the woman starts talking, the men switch off." So says the head of the IMF, formerly France’s first female finance minister. Here she gives examples to shed light on why gender parity remains so elusive.

DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 23JAN16 - Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC smiles during the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2016.  WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM/swiss-image.ch/Photo Moritz Hager
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Google chief: I didn't see AI coming

Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google and one of the most successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, says he did not foresee the artificial intelligence revolution that has transformed the tech industry.

What makes a great leader?

As thousands of movers and shakers descend on the Swiss village of Davos to discuss global issues, we asked six of them this question: what does it take to lead in these times of turbulence?

Forest Whitaker: 'Obama didn't fail'

“A young black teenager is 20 times more likely to be killed than his white counterpart,” the artist and activist said, but it's not a failure he believes falls to Barack Obama's eight years in office. Here he talks race, humanity and America's political future.

Shakira on childhood development

Motherhood has taught the artist and philanthropist a lot about how kids' brains develop. Her message to Davos: investing in early childhood education is one of the most powerful ways to ensure peaceful and prosperous societies.

What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution? We still want to know

"We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another" – welcome to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, writes Klaus Schwab, the Forum's Founder and Executive Chairman.

Smashing the glass ceiling

According to the latest Gender Gap Report, worldwide we’ve managed to close only 59% of the gap in economic participation and 23% in politics. What can we do today to make sure our daughters and granddaughters aren’t facing the same challenges? We asked six global leaders for their take.