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Kjell Nordstrom, Co-Founder, Funky Business, Sweden

Kjell Nordstrom


Funky Business, Sweden

Kjell is a renowned business author and management thinker. He has 20 years of experience of working with multinational companies and has served as an advisor to several large corporations. His research is in the areas of corporate strategy, multi-national corporations and globalisation. Kjell has published three books and numerous articles on the internationalisation process of firms.

His first book Funky Business - Talent Makes Capital Dance (co-authored with Jonas Ridderstrale) is a manifesto of what our time requires from corporations and their leaders. The book was featured on CNN and CNBC, and appeared in Fortune, Fast Company, Time Magazine, Financial Times, and Paris Match. It was an international best seller, and so far translated into 32 languages. Funky Business was rated one of the five best business books of the year, by Amazon, it was also ranked at number 16 in a survey of the best business book of all time.

Kjell's second book Karaoke Capitalism: Management for Mankind (co-authored with Jonas Ridderstrale) is a new manifesto for how to make it in the world of Karaoke Capitalism.

Again with his colleague, Jonas Ridderstrale, he recently co-authored, Funky Business Forever, the long awaited update to the original international bestseller.

Along with Jonas, Kjell was ranked 36th in the 2011 Thinkers50, the definitive listing of the world's top 50 business thinkers.