Götz Werner

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Götz W. Werner

Götz Wolfgang Werner (born February 5, 1944 in Heidelberg) is the founder, co-owner, and member of the advisory board of dm-drogerie markt, a German drugstore chain.[1] He led the company for 35 years. From October 2003 till September 2010, he was the head of the Cross-Department Group for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Based in Rudolf Steiner's teachings of Anthroposophy, Götz Werner is one of the most influential advocates of basic income in Germany (1000 Euros for everyone[2]). He founded the initiative Unternimm die Zukunft, or Become an entrepreneur of the future.[3]

Werner was born in Heidelberg.


  • Einkommen für alle. Der dm-Chef über die Machbarkeit des bedingungslosen Grundeinkommens. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Köln 2007, ISBN 978-3-462-03775-3.
  • with Adrienne Goehler: 1000 € für jeden. Freiheit, Gleichheit, Grundeinkommen. Econ, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-430-20108-7.
  • with Claudia Cornelson: Womit ich nie gerechnet habe. Die Autobiographie, Berlin: Ullstein 2013, ISBN 978-3-430-20153-7.
  • with Peter Dellbrügger (Hrsg.): Wozu Führung? Dimensionen einer Kunst. KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe 2013, ISBN 978-3-7315-0116-9.


External links[edit]

  • Götz Werner on the Unternimm die Zukunft website (in German)