Miriam Meckel


Publisher, WirtschaftsWoche; author, My Brain Belongs to Me


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A prominent journalist, author, and leading thinker on the digital economy, Miriam is the publisher of Germany’s leading business weekly, WirtschaftsWoche, and of ada, a new platform for the economy of the future. Since 2005, she is a professor for corporate communication at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. From 2001 to 2005, she held public office in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. As a member of the jury of the Development Gateway Foundation of the World Bank, she was instrumental in designing the Development Gateway Award (Petersberg Prize).

Miriam has written about media economics, digital communications, and cyberpolitics. In 2010 she released the book, Letters to My Life, the story of her own burn-out, which was later made into an award-winning television movie in 2016.  Her most recent book, My Brain Belongs to Me, explores the brave new world of brainhacking (including some nerve-wrecking self-experiments).