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Billionaire Berggruen Bemoans Davos Meets With Much at Stake

Billionaire Nicolas Berggruen wants to talk about economic and political governance at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this week. If only the more than 2,500 business and political leaders attending would put down their BlackBerrys.

“Davos is a bit like speed-dating,” Berggruen, 51, said in an interview at Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York. “The quality of the people at Davos is very high, and when you get someone to have a conversation, it can be great. But it’s tough to find those conversations because everyone is so stretched.”