Dr. Kjell A. Nordström is the enfant terrible of the new world of business. He writes books and articles and reads everything from Playboy to Architectural Digest to Pinter. His performances are high touch, dynamic, highly interactive, thought provoking and always in line with the times. The 36 business thinker in the world (along with Jonas Ridderstråle) in 2011 in ‘Thinkers50’, his dynamic style makes him a highly appreciated speaker throughout the world.
Dr. Kjell A. Nordström has 20 years of experience of working as an advisor/consultant to several large multinationals throughout the world.
Dr. Nordström holds a doctoral degree in International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics. His research and consulting focus is on the areas of corporate strategy, multinational corporations and globalization. He is one of the founders of the schools most prestigious management programs, “The Advanced Management Program – AMP”. AMP is a five week top-management program that attracts the elite of Scandinavian executives.
Kjell Nordström has published three books (co-authored with Jonas Ridderstråle) and numerous articles on the internationalization process of firms. His books (Funky Business, Karaoke Capitalism, Funky Business Forever) have been featured on CNN and CNBC and appeared in Fortune, Fast Company, Time Magazine, Financial Times, Paris Match, etc. Funky Business was an international bestseller and was translated into 32 languages. Funky Business Forever (2008), the long awaited update takes a look back on the later half of the millenniums first decade and provides evolved thinking and commentary in a way that is truly funky and down to business.
Both Nordström and Ridderstråle are rebels with a cause. Their unorthodox combination of academic rigor, forceful logic and funky freethinking re-write the rules for revolutionaries.
Kjell A. Nordström is an extremely sought after lecturer. He enjoys keynote presentations as well as smaller work shops.
- The Ultramodern Multinational: Strategies, Structures and Leadership in an International Firm
- Creating and Defending Competitive Advantages
- The Role of the Leader when we are Free to Know, Go, Do, and Be.
- How to Earn $$: The Principles for Earning Money in a Well Functioning Market Economy
- Articulate and Tacit Knowledge: The Foundation for the Fourth Generation of competitive advantages.
- Multinational Corporations, Recipes and Global Tribes
- Talent Makes Capital Dance: How to Thrive in the New World
- The Global Village: An Overview of Life Styles and their Business Implications
“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
“Kjell, you are one of the best speakers that the leaders team and delegates have ever seen! Thank you.”
IIR Middle East – Leaders in Dubai
“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
“On behalf of all the conference participants and the employees of MGG Conferences, I would like to thank you most sincerely for a fantastic seminar. Your independent thoughts, confident summaries and tone of optimism has given real support and inspiration to the participants to go out and look for new, fresh solutions to their business problems.”
Malgorzata Golinska-Gierych, President, MGG Conferences Sp. z o.o. Poland
“You are possessed of a unique clarity of thought and vision which I for one found extremely compelling. Rarely have I seen a room of often jaded marketing professionals, with the odd HR spy, completely engaged and genuinely interested.”
Conor Ryan, Consumer Service, Guinness UDV