Who, if not us? How to save the world

Who, if not us? How to save the world

Waldemar Zeiler is the epitome of Generation Y entrepreneurship. His colleagues work when they want to and take many decisions themselves. He says change begins with business; he's brought some young movers and shakers together in Berlin.
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