Daniel Stelter

Founder, “Beyond The Obvious” and former member of Boston Consulting Group’s Executive Committee


Daniel Stelter is the founder of the German think tank Beyond the Obvious.

Previously, he worked as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) from 1990 to 2013, most recently as Senior Partner and Managing Director and member of BCG’s Executive Committee. From 2003 to 2011, he was in charge of BCG’s Corporate Strategy and Finance practice area.

Since 2007, Daniel Stelter has advised international clients to prepare for the challenges of the unfolding financial crisis. He co-authored BCG’s “Collateral Damage” series and the book “Accelerating Out of the Great Recession,” which won the getAbstract International Book Award 2010.

In April 2013, he published his book, “Die Billionen Schuldenbombe” (The Trillion Debt Bomb), in which he describes the overindebtedness in the Western world, how politicians are evading the problems and what measures can point the way out of the crisis.

His latest book is “Die Schulden im 21. Jahrhundert” (Debt in the 21st Century), a critique of Thomas Piketty`s “Capital,” is currently on the bestseller list in Germany.

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