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The World Economic Forum has officially announced that Don Tapscott will join them as a Senior Adviser focusing on The Global Agenda Platform. Read Tapscott's article, “Why I'm joining the World Economic Forum” here.

Fusion named Alexis Madrigal as Editor-in-Chief. Fusion's CEO Isaac Lee says of Alexis in a memo, “I am excited to announce that Alexis Madrigal, one of the best minds in journalism, will lead our digital editorial team as the new Editor-in-Chief of Fusion. His work at The Atlantic, Wired, and Fresh Air has helped the entire industry understand the changes technology has brought to our field. He’s a generational writing talent and a charismatic force.”
Congratulations, Alexis.

Alvin Roth is a world-renowned expert on market design and game theory. He is a rarity among economists — his mission throughout his career has been to apply economic theory to real-world, real-life problems. He has been wildly successful, pioneering new ways to use game theory to redesign previously ineffective, complex markets. Honoured by the Nobel Committee for his work in stable allocations and the practice of market design, Dr. Roth is a compelling speaker for any industry providing audiences with new and compelling insights into the hidden behaviours of their own marketplaces.

Known around the globe for his innovative, employee-centric management style, Ricardo Semler is a true visionary. In his recent TEDGlobal talk, Ricardo describes his radical form of business from rethinking board meetings to vacation days. “It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about.” Ricardo takes this approach to rethinking our school system.

Bill Emmott executive produced a new documentary about the crisis facing the European Union. In The Great European Disaster Movie, Bill examines the identity crisis of the current-day Europe and the complex challenges that are mounting against the Union's survival. It is directed by Annalisa Piras and the same team from Bill's previous documentary on the crisis in Italy titled Girlfriend in a Coma. Watch the premiere reactions here. The documentary will air on BBC on 22 Feb.

Martin Wolf's book The Shifts and the Shocks and Atif Mian's book, House of Debt are on the list of Bloomberg BusinessWeeks Best Books of 2014. They are amongst the most-cited selections from the Bloomberg News annual survey, which asked CEOs, investors, current and former policy makers, economists and academics to name their favorite reads in 2014.

June 2015
Bruce SchneierGermany
Gideon RachmanAustralia
David PillingUnited Kingdom
Tyler CowenPortugal
Robert ShillerItaly
Martin WolfAustralia
Adam S. PosenGermany and United Kingdom
John MicklethwaitUnited Kingdom
July 2015
Chris AndersonFrance
Hilary MasonFrance
Gita GopinathUnited Kingdom
August 2015
Emily PillotonDenmark
September 2015
Don Berwick, M.D.New Zealand and China
Austin KleonPoland
Gillian TettUnited Kingdom
Paul KrugmanAustralia and Greece
Adam S. PosenNetherlands
Willem H. BuiterNetherlands
Bruce SchneierSweden
Tom KelleySpain
October 2015
Kathleen SebeliusIreland
Cathy DavidsonMalaysia
Atul Gawande, M.D.United Kingdom
John AuthersAustria
Tara HuntSwitzerland
Gillian TettGermany
Tim HarfordUnited Arab Emirates
Gideon RachmanSingapore
Don TapscottKorea
November 2015
JB StraubelUnited Kingdom
Martin WolfSouth Africa
Kevin AshtonAustralia
Paul BloomNetherlands
Atul Gawande, M.D.China and India
Robert ShillerUnited Kingdom
Andrew LippmanUnited Kingdom
December 2015
Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D.Australia
February 2016
John MicklethwaitGermany
Roni Zeiger, M.D.Germany
March 2016
Adam S. PosenGermany
May 2016
Paul KrugmanPortugal