I participated in The Business Summit at Harvard Business School earlier this month. If you were to plan the most interesting time possible to gather 2,000 business leaders from across the globe, you couldn't have found a better time than October, 2008.
A highlight of the conference was hearing Professor Niall Ferguson lecture on the origins of the current macro economic climate. His lecture was instructive and riveting. You can see the video here.
He also penned a great article for Time magazine earlier this month: The End of Prosperity?
Well,at the time of crisis,everubody is looking for a lighty solution.