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Contributing Writer, and Host, In the Boardroom with Lucy Marcus — BBC, Reuters
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CEO, non-exec board director; BBC columnist & Host of Reuters' “In the Boardroom with Lucy Marcus” IE Biz School Prof of Leadership & Governance

Lucy P. Marcus's Biography

Lucy P. Marcus is a board chair and non-executive director who is challenging conventional wisdom inside and outside the board room. She has emerged as a strong voice setting the agenda on future proofing boardrooms and companies around the world, and was recently recognised with the Thinkers 50 “Future Thinkers” Award and was ranked 19th on the Reuters & Klout 50 list of “Most Influential Execs on the Web”. The CEO ...

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Shorty Award

2012 - Finance
Finalist for a Shorty Award in Finance

Preparing for the unknown unknowns — We live in perilous times. Just as we seem to get our bearings, something happens to make us feel as if our legs have been knocked out from under us. Actions and events often are intertwined, and what happens on one level-affecting individuals, states, economic sectors, and companies of all sizes-may have repercussions on others.

When a question becomes a chance to show off — Sometimes asking a question is less about curiosity and more about preening. At Davos, this approach is almost the norm. More often than not, a question isn't really a question at all. This problem is not unique to Davos and it has some far-reaching ramifications.

Surprising revelations from Davos — Is anything really that surprising anymore - especially at the carefully-planned World Economic Forum gathering in Davos? Perhaps it's that Davos even continues to exist. Or that the sparks of ideas in small groups get lost when dispersed to wider audiences. Or that Africa, the topic of the moment in 2014 at Davos, is much more muted this year.

What’s your app - Davos edition — There is little that remains secret about many of the world's most powerful business leaders, politicians and public figures. Social media and constant news coverage has thrown back the curtain on everything from what they say, to what they eat. But there is one thing that could illuminate what Davos attendees truly believe and value...

A Davos journey in pictures — So far I've not had to use the crampons the #wef gave everyone at registration, but there are still a couple days left... #wef15 #Davos #icey Tea break time #wef #wef15 #Davos Fascinating briefing for media leaders by Dr Ali Tarhouni, President, Constitution Drafting Assembly of Libya.

Where will all the workers go? — Q. One of the things the BBC Capital is interested in is labour markets and migration. In Spain, you see difficult times with young people moving away. Where do you think that will happen next? A.

Will they get what they came for? — Everyone comes to Davos for a different reason - some to network, some to schmooze, others to do business or advance policy. That's why what each participant hopes to get something different from the annual World Economic Forum gathering. BBC Capital columnist Lucy Marcus asked some luminaries what they hoped to achieve in Switzerland.

Alone in a crowded room — Kings, presidents, chief executive officers. Some rock stars, a few world-renowned artists. These are the headliners of the World Economic Forum's annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland. Yet there is one contingent that flies below the radar. This group may be among the most interesting, dynamic and fascinating of the more than 2,500 dignitaries flooding this tiny Swiss ski town.

Davos: Then and now. More has changed than the parties — Of all the changes, one of the starkest is the WEF is now much more accessible, thanks in large part to technology, which has made its sessions and conversations more transparent.

A former pariah finds itself embraced, even celebrated — When I first attended the World Economic Forum's annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland, almost 15 years ago, there was a lot to learn: How to get there (three train changes are needed to reach Davos from Zurich), what to pack (snow boots are a must!), how to sign up to attend the most interesting sessions and dinners and how to get around town.
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Jan 30, 2015

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