Turbulent start to the year: Things can only get better!


Dear readers of GermanBoardNews,

even though the new year is already two weeks old: I wish you all the best for 2021 and hope you have started January well and healthy.

What’s on my mind at the moment is what we have experienced in the USA. The storming of the Capitol was a painful reminder of how fragile our democracy is – and how dangerous the populism embodied by Donald Trump is. I’m convinced: in the wake of these events, decision-makers in business are called upon more than ever to take social responsibility and stand up for liberal democracy(see our Top vs. Flop).

Given the turmoil in Washington and high infection numbers to start the year, one might think: Things can only get better. And indeed – with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, vaccination numbers on the rise, and the prospect of an upswing in the spring, there is certainly reason for optimism.

With this in mind: Don’t let it get you down, stay healthy – and stay tuned to GermanBoardNews.


Your Peter H. Dehnen