Kjell A. Nordstrom

Swedish economist and writer

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Named in 2015 as one of the world's most influential management gurus, Kjell A. Nordström is a Swedish economist, writer and 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 over 20 years of experience working with companies throughout the world and serving as an advisor/consultant. 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 also published books and numerous articles on the internationalisation process of firms. The book Funky Business - Talent Makes Capital Dance, was written by Kjell A. Nordström with Jonas Ridderstråle and became an international best-seller that has been translated into over 33 languages. In 2003, the follow-up Karaoke Capitalism - Management for Mankind, also written together with Jonas Ridderstråle, was published and became another international success.

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

Kjell A. Nordström is an extremely sought after speaker and lecturer due to his unique, dynamic style.

His presentations are always highly interactive, thought provoking and in line with time. He delivers keynote speeches and is also able to lead smaller workshops. His speech topics include:

* Corporate Strategy
* Globalisation
* Innovation
* Business Growth
* Leadership and management
* Urbanisation
* Digitalisation


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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