Funky Business
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  • Motivation
  • Business
  • Creativity
  • Entertainment
  • Achievement
  • Perseverance
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    Kjell Nordstrom and Jonas Ridderstrale, the team behind Funky Business, are not your average business gurus. They don't wear suits and they get loud and funky, but they will excite and entertain their way into your hearts, and boost your business to boot.

    Gurus and consultants abound. But, in a technicolor world why do we expect men in gray suits to have all the answers? Kjell A. Nordstrom and Jonas Ridderstrale aren't your average business gurus. They don't wear suits and their ideas come in full color. Stalking the stage, dressed in black, the two Swedes have entertained, challenged and, from time to time, frightened audiences throughout Europe and North America. Their blend of forceful logic, academic rigor and charismatic delivery have made them two of the most sought after speakers in Europe.

    Kjell is based at the Institute of International Business at the Stockholm School of Economics. He received his Ph.D. before helping found the prestigious Advanced Management Program, which attracts the elite of Scandinavian business leaders. Kjell´s research has focused on internationalization. Forget dry theories, Kjell´s ideas work. He makes things happen. In the real world, Kjell is on the board of directors of a number of international companies. He has also advised and acted as a consultant to many other organizations across the globe.

    Based at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Leadership at the Stockholm School of Economics, Jonas Ridderstråle is at the forefront of the new generation of European-based business gurus. Jonas has an MBA and a doctorate and is author of a book on global innovation. He has run the Advanced Management Program at the Stockholm School of Economics. Jonas is an advisor, lecturer and consultant to a number of international companies. He has enabled them to look to the future more creatively and to develop dynamic strategies and organizational solutions. In his spare-time he is an art collector and backs one of Sweden´s funkiest galleries.

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