Kjell Nordstrom and Jonas Ridderstrale

Kjell and Jonas

Authors of the international bestsellers Funky Business and Karaoke Capitalism, Kjell and Jonas are at the forefront of a new generation of European-based business gurus. Their uncompromising, imaginative and decidedly funky take on contemporary business life has made them one of today's most sought after speakers.

Funky Business is described as a "manifesto of what our time requires from business firms and their leaders". In 2000, both Amazon.co.uk 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. To date, it been translated into 33 languages.

In 2003, the follow-up Karaoke Capitalism: Managing For Mankind was published. Like its predecessor, the book also became an international success, and has to date been contracted for publication in 23 languages. It theorises that expressing one's individuality lies at the heart of the modern enterprise, and that for companies to prosper they must learn to master the art of capitalizing on individual competencies and specific customer-led creativity.

Born in Stockholm, Kjell was an Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Business (IIB) at the Stockholm School of Economics until 2004. His research and consulting focus is in the areas of strategic management, multinational corporations and globalisation, and he has served as an advisor/consultant to several large multinationals and to the UK government.

Jonas grew up in Staffanstorp in southern Sweden and later moved to Stockholm. He conducted research work at the Institute of International Business at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he was mentored by the late Professor Gunnar Hedlund. Jonas is currently a visiting professor at Ashridge Business School in the UK and IE Business School in Spain.

Today, Kjell and Jonas are highly regarded international speakers in the field of strategic management. Thinkers 50, the bi-annual global ranking of management thinkers, rank Nordström and Ridderstråle at number nine internationally and number one in Europe.

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