02 October 2008

CNBC debate on 'what wins now' - from the World Economic Forum's summer Davos

At the Annual Meeting of the Young Global Leaders (and the Meeting of the New Champions) held in Tianjin, China last week, I was part of the following debate.

What wins now? - What should be the key driver for business leaders right now in light of the recent financial crisis – Passion, Power, Purpose or Profit? hosted by CNBC, Europe.

John Bryant (left) and Sandeep Parekh at the debate

The debate is divided into four parts.

The Panellists

Passion: John Hope Bryant, CEO Operation Hope

Power: Prof Sandeep Parekh, Indian Institute of Management

Purpose: Vikram Akula, CEO SKS Microfinance

Profit: Geoff Riddell, CEO Zurich Financial Services Global Corporate

The Special Invited Guests

Selina Lo, CEO, Ruckus Wireless

Shai Agassi, CEO, Project Better Place

Zhang Xin, CEO, SOHO China Limited

Pan Shiyi, Chairman, SOHO China Limited

Justin Mallen, CEO, Silk Road Telecommunications

The broadcast show

The show will be first broadcast on Friday October 3rd at 23.00 CET to more than 340 million homes worldwide. It will subsequently be available for viewing online from the week beginning 13th October at CNBC.com from the Europe programming page: http://www.cnbc.com/id/27096357

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