Author: Stefan Schelp, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Peres believes that it’s not just technology or capital that matters. “The future must be driven by the power of thinking,” adding that when one country grows through brain power, it’s not at the expense of another country. That’s when conflicts end, because “You can’t conquer innovation with armies.”
The Bertelsmann Stiftung actually awarded Chemi – or Nechemia – Peres the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2020 last year, but the ceremony was postponed due to the coronavirus. Finally, the charismatic entrepreneur was able to receive the award in person.