Update: Ah, if only I had seen this story before I had written the above column. Apparently the WEF anticipated my criticisms and took serious action: To try and encourage trust, informality, and dialog, it has banned neckties. That beats the heck out of my idea of having GW Bush tumble trustingly backward, a la Outward Bound, off a box and into Jacques Chirac and Gerhard Schroeder’s waiting arms.
On Davos, Bumpf, and Posturing
By January 23, 2004 · ··