No I'm not at Davos this week, in case you hadn't already guessed. I went three years in a row, but was not invited back this year. I'm in very good company, and agree with Joi Ito's perspective on being an ex-Davosian. Some people have asked me whether I didn't get invited back because I actively blogged about the Eason Jordan incident last year. Hard to say. Rony Abovitz, who initially blogged Jordan's ill-fated Davos remarks, was invited back as a member of the Technology Pioneer program which he is entitled to be part of for three years. (Rony has been blogging about his reflections one year later here and here.) At any rate, I am glad to see that the Davos Blog is still going, although they're not letting people post directly without first having their content vetted. This year, the blog-nannies will be making sure that anything meant to be off the record stays off the record... and that things don't get too out of hand...
So it's up to out-liers like me to pass on juicy tidbits of Davos gossip. Which brings me to the real subject of this post. While I can confirm that sex does indeed happen at Davos, it appears that many of the type-A overachieving attendees could use a little help. A source of mine who is in Davos right now forwarded me the description of a panel scheduled for Thursday afternoon:
All You Ever Wanted to Know about Relationships -- But Were Afraid to Ask
Date: Thursday, 26 Jan 2006
Time:15.00 - 18.00
Location:Rotary, Hotel Belvédère
Relationships and sexuality may be the only truly universal part of human life. Early childhood attachments and experiences can result in patterns that sometimes need to be relearned if we are to build lasting relationships in an increasingly stressful world. Join this session with a leading sexologist to discuss what makes relationships work.
1) Why is emotional self-knowledge such a taboo in society?
2) Why does the way we allocate our personal time often threaten our relationships and sex lives?
3) What are some of the tools to overcome old patterns and keep desire flowing?
Dagmar O'Connor Psychologist Dagmedia Corp.
I'll be curious to hear whether many CEOs show up for this one...