Breaking Big: Fixing Our Godzilla Problem

Sebastian Buckup

Enmeshed in an ever denser web of knowledge, people, and things, the tensions we are facing as individuals and institutions often stem from a single paradox, the Godzilla problem: scale gives us superpowers, but also makes us frail. Sebastian Buckup, Head of Programming at the World Economic Forum, explains that unless we get better at fixing the fissures and fractures in everything that expands, we risk breaking big.

Sebastian Buckup

Sebastian Buckup is Head of Programming and Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. His team shapes global, regional, and industry agendas at the WEF’s annual flagship events in Davos and China, as well as multiple regional meetings around the globe. He worked previously at the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, and co-founded several technology startups.
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