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Kjell Nordstroem is a writer, economist and public speaker

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Kjell Nordström: Swedish Economist, Top Keynote Speaker and Bestseller Author

Kjell Nordström - Talent makes Capital dance. Funky Business forever.

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Kjell Nordström is a Swedish economist, writer and public speaker. Amid the madness and hyperbole surrounding the new economy, Dr. Kjell Nordström is a guru of the new world of business. In 2009 Thinkers 50, the global ranking of management gurus, placed him and his partner Jonas Ridderstrale among the list of most influential thinkers. His research and consulting focus is on the areas of corporate strategy, multinational corporations and globalization.

Kjell Nordström Speaking Topics:
– The “New World” of International Business
– Ultra modern Firms, Girlvilles, and the Art of Making Money
– Karaoke Business: Create Originality
– A Tour of the Future: Funky Business Forever
– The Ultramodern Multinational: Strategies, Structures and Leadership in an International Firm
– Creating and Defending Competitive Advantages
– The Role of the Leader when we are Free to Know, Go, Do, and Be.
– How to Earn $$: The Principles for Earning Money in a Well Functioning Market Economy
– Articulate and Tacit Knowledge: The Foundation for the Fourth Generation of competitive advantages.
– Multinational Corporations, Recipes and Global Tribes
– Talent Makes Capital Dance: How to Thrive in the New World
– The Global Village: An Overview of Life Styles and their Business Implications

Kjell Nordström is the enfant terrible of the new world of business. He talks to audiences all over the world, he writes books and articles and reads – everything from Playboy to Architectural Digest to Pinter. His performances are high touch, dynamic, higly interactive, thought provoking and always in line with time. The 2011 Thinkers50, the biennial ranking of management thinkers, ranked him at number 5 in Europe and among the top 50 in the world. He is one of the few who has been ranked among the 50 for 11 consecutive years. His dynamic style makes him a highly appreciated speaker through out the world.

In 2000 the book Funky Business – Talent Makes Capital Dance, which was written by Kjell Nordström and his colleague Jonas Ridderstråle, was published. The book, which is described as a “manifesto of what our time requires from business firms and their leaders”, became an international bestseller and has to date been translated into 33 languages. In 2000, both and the webzine Management General rated it as one of the five best business books of the year. Another survey ranked it as the 16th best business book of all time. In 2003, the follow-up Karaoke Capitalism – Management for Mankind, also written together with Jonas Ridderstråle, was published. The book, which also became an international success, has to date been contracted for publication in 23 languages. In March 2004, Nordström and Ridderstråle appeared on CNN’s program Global Office for an extensive interview on the ideas behind Karaoke Capitalism.

His latest book Urban Express, co-authored with Per Schlingmann, tells a story about a silent revolution, spearheaded by cities and women. The authors see multinational corporations being transformed into multi-urban corporations. They see ‘urban’ becoming the new black with mayors becoming the prime ministers of our era. Kjell Nordström is an extremely sought-after lecturer. He is not your typical business guru – his revolutionary message is delivered in a revolutionary way. He enjoys everything from keynote presentations to leading smaller workshops with senior executives.

Besides public speaking, Kjell Nordström is also active as an investor and entrepreneur and runs a prominent Shakespeare theatre. Today, Nordström and Ridderstråle works as professional public speakers in the field of strategic management. Thinkers 50, the bi-annual global ranking of management thinkers, ranked Nordström and Ridderstråle at number nine internationally and number one in Europe.

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