Thomas Crampton

Next Beta: Social Media's Evolution, Globally


Abhisit: Thailand is Coming Back

Jun 17, 2010

Extracts from a press briefing given last week by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva at the World Economic Forum’s East Asia Summit. Apologies for the low quality, I shot it with my mobile phone. I believe this is the only video record of the conference.

Wanted: Tech Pioneers from Asia for the World Economic Forum

Jun 9, 2009

Wanted: Tech Pioneers from Asia for the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (Disclosure: Ogilvy client) is keen to find exciting Asian tech start-ups or companies in their early stages that should be considered for the WEF Technology Pioneer Award. As someone who has been fortunate enough to have been invited to attend the WEF annual meeting in Davos for many years, I can

Youth in the Middle East

May 15, 2009

Youth in the Middle East

The future of youth in the Middle East is a fascinating topic of tremendous importance for the Middle East and also the world. The statistics are quite shocking. Below a few notes from preparations for a workshop I am running at the World Economic Forum meeting in Jordan. These are taken from an excellent recent

Radio Free Europe declares me a Davos depressive

Feb 3, 2009

I had a good Davos wrap-up conversation with Ronald Synovitz of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He concluded – correctly – that I came out of the meeting with a fairly depressed view of the state of the world. I found my breakfast with Shimon Peres particularly depressing. The feeling was that the economic crisis will

Shimon Peres: Spain cannot prosecute Israel for war crimes

Jan 30, 2009

This morning I attended a breakfast with Israel president Shimon Peres who lashed out at a Spanish court probing Israel officials for alleged “crimes against humanity” relating to a 2002 Israeli attack in Gaza. This is an accidental video exclusive, since no other journalist attending used a video camera.

Economic Gloom in Davos

Jan 30, 2009

Fresh from a meeting with some of the high profile economists here in Davos, Time Magazine and Fortune columnist Justin Fox summarizes their pessimism, with particular worry for the financing shortage faced by emerging markets.

George Soros: I made money from the Crisis

Jan 29, 2009

George Soros, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, says that he made a “pretty good return” from the market turmoil which he foresaw.

Can Davos socialize with the rest of us?

Dec 15, 2008

Can Davos socialize with the rest of us?

The World Economic Forum announced today in a YouTube video they will once again employ an extensive social media strategy to integrate people who do not make the trek up the Swiss Alps. Last year the video answers on YouTube had more than 8 million views. This year, the best YouTube-er will get a free

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