Monthly Archives: January 2015

Virunga: Of Heroism and Love

A week ago, for the third consecutive evening, I was sitting in the plenary hall of the Davos Congress Center. Prepared for a very special evening. What streamed through the space that night was not Andrea Bocelli’s voice blasting open our hearts with passionate intensity. Nor the forceful compression of an official speech, where the thoughts and emotions of 2000…

Fear. Trust. And Uncertainty.

“Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita, mi ritrovai per una selva oscura, ché la diritta via era smarrita.” Dante Alighieri, La Divina Comedia – Many years ago, at a business conference in Italy, I was stunned to hear a CEO in his forties passionately recite the opening lines of Dante’s Divine Comedy. It seemed so out of place in…

An Epiphany for 2015

The 12 nights of Yule are behind us, calling us to stretch and slowly peek out of the womb-like winter shelter into which our energies had retreated these past few weeks. As we glance through the icy mouth of our cozy cave, we see a new year laying out its potential before our eyes. Its valleys and forests, sparkling pools…