DAVOS, Switzerland — Standing in the main hallway of the Congress Center on the last day of World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, last month, I stopped development leaders as they passed and asked a simple question: “What’s your main takeaway for the global development community?”
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The big agency chiefs, senior NGO executives, and social entrepreneurs paused in their tracks, pursed their lips, and looked to the ceiling. They were suffering from a common affliction here: Information overload. The savvier ones turned the question back on me, and I stammered something about needing more time to process the many futuristic innovations and geopolitical trends highlighted during the week.