Jonas Ridderstrale

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Jonas Ridderstrale

Co-author of Karaoke Capitalism and Funky Business

Keynote Speaker Category: Business & Management, Innovation & Creativity
Topics: Organisation, Strategy
Languages: English, German


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Business Trends
The Future Firm: The Shape of Things to Come

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Jonas Ridderstrale‘s Biography


Since bursting onto the international scene with the bestselling book Funky Business in 2000, Jonas Ridderstrale has remained at the forefront of the new generation of management thinkers. In 2016, the Global Top 30 Management Gurus ranking put him at number 23 worldwide and among the top 5 in Europe.

Ridderstrale has spent the last 20 years giving people the competence, confidence and courage to think, feel and do things differently. He has an MBA and a PhD in international business and was recognised as Sweden’s outstanding young academic of the year. In 2007, he was awarded the prestigious Italian Nobels Colloquia award for Leadership in Business and Economic Thinking. Ridderstrale is currently a visiting professor at the internationally acclaimed British business school Ashridge.

Ridderstrale’s book Funky Business: Talent makes capital dance quickly, became an international success. The book was recently ranked at number 16 in a Bloomsbury survey of the best business books of all time. The sequels, Karaoke Capitalism: Management for mankind and Funky Business Forever: How to enjoy capitalism, also became globally celebrated manifestos for how to make it in the new world of commerce. (All three books were co-authored with Kjell A. Nordström.)

Ridderstrale’s most recent bestseller Re-energizing the Corporation: How leaders make change happen (co-written with Mark Wilcox) explains how to combine the why and how of leading change. In 2017, Stanford University Press will publish his new book, Fast/Forward: Make Your Company Fit for the Future, that he has co-written with Professor Julian Birkinshaw from London Business School.