1970: Born in Frankfurt, Germany.

1978: Receives first camera as a gift – a Konica rangefinder with a fixed 38mm lens

1986: Moves to the United States. Studies at Choate Rosemary Hall

1988-1992: A.B., Brown University. Concentrations: History (comparative study of empires), Judaic Studies (secular Jewish Intellectuals in the first half of the 20th century)

1992-1993: M.S., Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Thesis: European Foreign Correspondents in New York: Representatives of One Press Tradition Working in The Center of Another

1993-1995: Reporter, Forbes Magazine – focus on political economy, marketing. Contributor, The Guardian (U.K.) – reviews of books with historical and political themes

1995-2000: Marketing strategist at advertising agencies Deutsch, Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners and J. Walter Thompson.

2001-present: Founding Partner, strategy and product innovation consultancy Reason inc.

2004-present: Columnist, Forbes (Strategic Marketing column)

2013-present: Photographer, Marc Erwin Babej Photography

2013-present: Columnist, Arts; DER SPIEGEL (Germany)

2014-present: Contributor, American Photo


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