This was first published by International Accounting Bulletin on 23 Jan 2018.
This is the third time I’ve attended the World Economic Forum and, for all the talk of glitz and glamour, the word being mentioned most amongst new arrivals is: “snow”. There’s a lot of it.
Indeed an avalanche warning meant my train to Davos was halted and switched to replacement buses, weaving up the mountain.
I will eschew all but one of the many obvious metaphors. Yes, visibility out of the blizzard will be a key determinant of whether Davos 2018 is a success.