Dr Kjell A. Nordstrom

Swedish economist and one of the world's most influential management gurus

Dr Kjell A. Nordstrom | NMP Live
About

Named in 2015 as one of the world's most influential management gurus, Kjell A. Nordström is a Swedish economist, writer and highly sought-after public speaker. He is currently Associate Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he earned a doctoral degree in International Business.

His research and consulting focus is on the areas of corporate strategy, multinational corporations and globalisation. Kjell A. Nordström has 25 years’ experience working with multinational companies and has served as an adviser and consultant to several large multinationals around the world. His research and consulting focus on the areas of corporate strategy, multinational corporations and globalisation.

In 2009, Thinkers 50, the global ranking of management gurus, listed Kjell and his partner Jonas Ridderstrale as one of the world's most influential thinkers.

Kjell A. Nordström has published six books and numerous articles on the internationalisation process of firms. His book Funky Business (co-authored with Jonas Ridderstråle) sold more than 300,000 copies, has been translated into over 33 languages and was featured on CNN and CNBC, as well as in numerous magazines and newspapers.

In 2003, the follow-up Karaoke Capitalism - Management for Mankind, also written together with Jonas Ridderstråle, was published and became another international success.

His 2021 book Corona Express, (co-authored with Per Schlingmann), describes how the pandemic became a time machine. We have been thrust into a radically digitalised future. But in other areas, such as poverty and international trade, we have stepped back in time. Our social habits have been transformed and even our language has changed.

In the international bestseller Urban Express, authors Kjell A. Nordström and Per Schlingmann identified expanding cities and women as the key agents of change in our time. But the pandemic has triggered an array of forces which will change the rules of the game for individuals, companies and society as a whole. Which of these changes will last and which will fade away as the pandemic recedes? And how can we make the most of the opportunities which arise?

With his unorthodox combination of academic rigour, forceful logic and funky freethinking Kjell A. Nordström is a highly appreciated speaker and has attracted huge media coverage throughout the world.

He has appeared on CNN's Global Office in an extended interview exploring the ideas behind his books and his work featured in Fortune Fast Company, Time Magazine and the Financial Times.

Speech Topics

Dr Kjell A. Nordström is the interpreter of the new business world. His dynamic and unique style has made him a highly appreciated and sought-after business speaker, having given keynote presentations in over 100 countries.

Kjell 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.

His presentations are always highly interactive, thought provoking and in line with time.

Recent and more popular speech topics include:
• The Economic Landscape - Beyond the Crisis
• Talent Makes Capital Dance
• Innovation
• Multinational Corporations, Recipes and Global Tribes
• Creating and Defending Competitive Advantages
• The Ultramodern Multinational: Strategies, Structures and Leadership
• De-Globalisation
• Pandenomics
• Beyond the Pandemic
• The Empty Metropolis

Testimonials

Mr. Nordströms speech was absolutely brilliant. We have received a huge amount of feedback, that was over and over enthusiastic. It has been the very inspiring highlight of the conference.

Silvana Herold, Director Corp. Communications, Aareal Bank AG

Kjell, you are one of the best speakers that the leaders team and delegates have ever seen! Thank you.

Vanessa Evans, IIR Middle East – Leaders in Dubai

You have been a very nice Swedish surprise to us. It has been quite some time ago that I can remember that a lecture has been so inspiring, though provoking, personal, humorous and entertaining. Without any exception I have received similar feedback from my fellow partners, including our global team.

Pieter J.A.M. Jongstra, AABS Managing Partner Central Europé, Ernst & Young

Our clients and my colleagues were impacted by your performance. We were able to enjoy a very entertaining while at the same time provoking speech outlining a wealth of ideas about the new world.

Dirk Lohmann, CEO, Zurich Re

The response to Dr Nordstrom's session has so far been truly outstanding. I've heard many comments from very experienced conference goers that Dr. Nordstrom is the best speaker they have ever seen.

Suzie Brook, Incentives Manager, Commonwealth Bank Group, Australia

Your presentation received some fantastic feedback. Attendees described it as refreshing, entertaining and truly inspiring. It really out the emphasis of the conference on new thinking which was exactly what we wanted to achieve. We continue to get so many positive comments about your talk. It was excellent and helped people to think differently.

Sylvia DeVoge, HayGroup, London

What a great performance! Thank you so much for making our mini conference into a seriously unique get-together!

G. Volkert H. Doeksen, Managing partner, CEO AlpInvest

It was incredibly powerful, immensely forward looking and visionary. We are also full of admiration for your superb and inspirational facilitation techniques.

Rudolf H. Messinger, Chief, Career Management Section, UNICEF Headquarters

Books and DVDs

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