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Nathan Richter

Investment professional in the sustainability and real estate sectors [Berlin, Germany]

Nathan Richter is an investment professional in the sustainability and real estate sectors. Now based in Berlin, Germany, he has extensive working experience in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Richter earned his Master’s in Management at Peking University’s HSBC Graduate Business School in Shenzhen, China. His thesis explored the capital structures of oil and gas master limited partnerships in the context of asset risk.

Attesting to his interest in sustainability, he authored a Harvard Business Review article, entitled “Is Rooftop Solar Finally Good Enough to Disrupt the Grid? Why the future looks bright — but not necessarily for utilities.”

He also co-authored another HBR article exploring the parallels and differences of U.S., German and Chinese management approaches to innovation, titled “Which Management Style Will China Adopt?”

Mr. Richter received his B.A. from the Honors College at the University of Delaware (Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), where he studied business, economics and international political economy.

Articles by Nathan Richter

China Takes a Vacation

How China is creating an infrastructure for a new consumption boom.

March 1, 2014

Seeing China In A Different Light

Reflections on the delivery of social services in China.

February 2, 2014

Innovation and Management in China, Germany and the US

Will China follow the U.S. model or the German model for innovation and management?

October 1, 2013

Michelle Obama and the Third Roosevelt

How does Michelle Obama resemble Eleanor Roosevelt?

March 10, 2009

Obama and the Other Roosevelt

In what ways does Teddy Roosevelt serve as a role model for Barack Obama?

November 6, 2008

FDR — Obama’s Illustrious Predecessor?

Is Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama an FDR for the 21st century?

November 5, 2008

Food For Thought

How could the United States improve its image in the Middle East in the wake of the global food crisis?

May 2, 2008

The Colorblind Generation

Is the United States witnessing its first truly colorblind generation?

February 1, 2008

Republicans, Immigration and the Lessons of History

Is anti-immigrant resentment meant to deflect attention from economic stagnation?

January 18, 2008

Iraq: Is It All the American Indians’ Fault?

What effects have America's 19th-century Indian wars had on "civilizing" efforts in Iraq?

December 19, 2007

U.S. College Basketball and the Missing Social Contract

How are U.S. universities failing to uphold their end of the social contract when it comes to student athletes?

April 5, 2007

The Washington Redskins and U.S. Foreign Policy

What do the Washington Redskins and President Bush's foreign policy have in common?

November 27, 2006

When Rappers Lead the Way

Are movie and music stars influencing youth political participation in the United States?

March 24, 2006