Martin Bartels & Friends

Welcome to My Forum for Friendly Pragmatists

Who Am I and What Is The Purpose of This Blog?

My name is Martin Bartels, and my journey has spanned the realms of law, sociology, banking, and asset management. After two decades in the financial sector, I embarked on a consulting career, enriching my expertise and perspectives.


This blog stands as an alternative to the fleeting world of social media. I aim to foster a space for thoughtful reflection and constructive dialogue, where well-grounded arguments from diverse sources underpin the foundation of my blog posts. Rigorous realism is the bedrock of my approach, ensuring that every piece is anchored in a solid understanding of the world around us.