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A business journalist’s day in Davos

January 23, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Reuters wealth management editor Lauren Young writes about what it’s like to work at the World Economic Forum, where she ran into cellist Yo-Yo Ma on the street.

Young writes, “When the panel wrapped at 2 p.m., I was starving, and I ended up having an impromptu lunch (salad and lasagne) in our event space with my mentor Debra Walton, who works at Refinitiv. I also ducked out for an hour for a meeting with an executive from Accenture I’ve been trying to meet for almost a year to talk about the future of work.

“My dance card for the evening is full: Japan Night, speaking at an AARP dinner with Michael Friedenberg as wing man, and then the famous McKinsey Nightcap, if I can keep my eyes open…

“Davos is the New York Fashion Week or the Cannes Film Festival of the business world. I’ve met dozens of sources here and made many new contacts. So that’s the external value. But the time the Reuters staff spends together is my favorite part of this week. There are journalists here from the U.K., Singapore, New York, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and elsewhere. The intense hours we spend together transforms the work dynamic when we return to our home bureaus and need to collaborate across different time zones.”

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