Chevy Chase was on the plane with Bill Clinton. So was a former president of Brazil. The founders of Google. A former president of Mexico. And John Cusack.
They were all going to Davos, the Swiss resort that holds an annual conclave of the wealthy and powerful. The jet — arranged by a Saudi businessman — provided a luxurious living-room setting for a rolling discussion: Couldn't the big names at Davos be doing more to solve the world's big problems?
In the background, a Clinton staff member named Doug Band had an idea that would change the ex-president's life.
"Only Bill Clinton could bring a group like this together," Band thought.