History shows us that change happens slowly, then all at once. Similarly, during this pandemic, developments that were already underway have accelerated rapidly, making a return to the ‘old normal’ hard to fathom. Startups, which often stand as the pioneers of progress, will face a vastly different landscape than they did before the pandemic. First, however, they have to make it through.

Already before the pandemic, we knew industries such as e-commerce and video conferencing would become increasingly important. What we didn’t know, however, is how fast this change would happen. Companies like Zoom and Shopify, which could be called…

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From the coalition government in Italy and the Brexit referendum in Europe, to the elections of Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro in the Americas, what can only be described as a political earthquake has shaken the liberal consensus in recent years. Having started on the fringes of the political spectrum, rejection of globalism has found its way into the political mainstream, and still seems to be gaining momentum. Threatening the existence of the foundation of our prospering world, this movement puts many of the liberal institutions we have built since the end of World War 2 at risk. …

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Over the course of our history, as industrial production and consumption of energy rapidly increased, so did the emission of greenhouse gases. Only within the last few decades however, as more and more problems associated with this became known, did awareness and with it the necessity to move towards a clean-energy-future develop. In this push, Germany has established itself as a global leader, aiming to receive 80% of its power from renewables by 2050. …

Valentin Wiesinger

Novice writer, focused on Europe. Just trying to get my ideas out there.

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