Huffington: Financial Crisis or Empathy Crisis? |

Last night at a cocktail party I attended in Davos, the queen of new media – Arianna Huffington – did a surprising thing. She asked people to unplug from their Blackberries and—gasp—slow down.


 Her analysis was that the world isn’t suffering from a financial crisis, or a eurozone crisis, or a confidence crisis as much as from a crisis of empathy. Her prescription? Slow down, unplug, and get a lot more sleep. You’ll better understand and really connect with the people around you — and that, more than stimulus of the monetary or intellectual sort — is the key to making the world a better place.