The Secret of Davos: No One Can Stay Awake

A skier rests on Jakobshorn mountain in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 19 Photograph by Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

There you are, a global mover and shaker, sitting comfortably in a warm meeting room in the Swiss Alps. You’ve just had a heavy lunch with ample wine, you’re jet-lagged, and you were up late last night at a well-lubricated after-after party. You begin to lose the thread of the presentation, although “corporate social responsibility” seems to keep popping up. Your head droops forward. Your eyes close briefly, then again.

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