Matthias Heitmann was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1971 and studied politics, law and philosophy at university. As a student in 1992, Matthias began writing political articles as a founding member of the editorial team of NovoArgumente, the German sister publication of Spiked Online. Until December 2010, he worked as online editor of Novo. He has also published several German books on international relations (The New World Order), on future studies (Handbook on Future Studies) and on doping (The Doping Myth).
Matthias has a wide range of interests, from international relations to German party politics, from future research to sports; particularly football. In all his publications and statements, he questions what he perceives to be the misanthropic, prejudiced and pessimist Zeitgeist, the culture of low expectations and green romanticism.
Matthias is currently working as a freelance journalist for several publications in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and in the UK. He is an online columnist for the Swiss magazine Schweizer Monat and a regular contributor to NovoArgumente and spiked.
Since 2011, he has also been working as business writer for the Future Management Group, an internationally operating group specialising in future management and the early recognition of future markets