Official Partner of:
Call us on +44 (0)1628 636 600
email us at
news & updates
Dr. Ridderstråle's uncompromising, imaginative and decidedly fresh take on contemporary business life makes him one of the world’s most sought after and appreciated speakers
A business speaker with a difference - Jonas Ridderstråle has called time out on business as usual
“We need business as unusual. We need different business. We need innovative business. We need unpredictable business. We need surprising business. We need funky business."
Made a big impact with unconventional business book Funky Business: Talent makes capital dance when it was published in 2000 with Kjell Nordström.
Visiting Professor at Ashridge Business School and the IE Business School in Spain.
Wants to give people the courage to link up their knowledge and start executing their own ideas
Topics covered include Forces of Funk - What drives change?, Life in the Funky Village - Business megatrends, The Future Firm - The shape of things to come, The Holy Grail of Business - Compete on fitness and sex-appeal, Re-energize! - Making Change Happen, Leading leadership - Developing a corporate religion and The +Factors -New recipes for success
Jonas Ridderstrale provides a fresh, new take on common business conceptions, engaging audiences of all ages with his charismatic and often unconventional take on how best to approach business situations
Read Jonas' Full Bio to find out more...
Make Enquiry >>
Print Details >>
<< Previous Page
Strategic Management and International Business
Formulating Strategies and Organisational So
Life in a Global Village
The Future Firm - The shape of things to come
Re-energizing the Corporation
Re-energize! - Making Change Happen
The +Factors -New recipes for success
Forces of Funk - What drives change?
The Holy Grail of Business - Compete on fitness and sex-appeal
Leading leadership - Developing a corporate religion
Life in the Funky Village - Business megatrends
Jonas Ridderstråle was born in
in 1966. He studied at the
Stockholm School of Economic
and has an
PhD in international business
multi-national product development
. He went on to teach for a number of years at the
Centre for Advanced Studies in Leadershi
When he is not traveling around the world on speaking engagements he lives in Stockholm with his wife and two children.
Jonas Ridderstrale is co-author of the best-selling business book
Funky Business - Talent Makes Capital Dance
. Together they form a kind of business-world
Gilbert and George
– a Swedish double act with bald heads and dark suits, presenting their ideas at speaking ‘gigs’ around the world with verve and panache. Their message is that business as usual is not an option and with great stories, examples and jokes they seek to steer their audience towards an understanding of how to add value in a globalised, deregulated world. Topics include leadership, change and building a kind of corporate religion.
They followed up their success with
Karaoke Capitalism: Management for mankind
Funky Business Forever: How to enjoy capitalism
. In 2008, there was another book, this time with Mark Wilcox – called
Re-energizing the Corporation: How leaders make change happen
. The books have been translated into more than 30 languages and published in 50 countries. His research has been published in leading academic journals and he has written articles and been interviewed in magazine like
Time, The Financial Times, The Times, Stern
As well as his writing and speaking commitments he is also co-owner and chairman of
management training company
Swedish Management Group - Mgruppen
. He has worked with many
companies, government bodies, sports teams and even trade unions.
His ‘Lego’ style approach to public speaking means he can blend aspects of his best selling works with even more contemporary thoughts and themes to meet a clients’ needs.
In a survey of the best business books of all time
put Funky Business at No 16
Jonas was recognized as
Sweden’s outstanding young academic of the year in 2000
and in 2007, he received the
Italian Nobels Colloquia award for “Leadership in Business and Economic Thinking”
For more than 10 years Jonas Ridderstråle has appeared on the
Praise for Funky Business
"Funky Business gives a unique, informed and defiantly funky perspective on the new world order. It is the antidote to bland writing and bland thinking."
“An irreverent take on how business is changing in the Internet era.”
"Funky Business - the groovy bible of modern business philosophy"
Praise for his work
"Jonas has made an enormous impact on all of the executives he has met in Sony Europe. He has opened our eyes to new ways of looking at the world and how we need to adapt to face the future. He is innovative, challenging and entertaining in his approach and engages with people at all levels. He will make a significant difference to the way you view the future."
Roy White, VP of HR Sony Europe
“Mr. Ridderstrale has become the antidote to the graph-wielding business academics on the lecture circuit."
Richard Donkin, The Financial Times
Funky Business: Talent makes capital dance, co-authored with Kjell Nordström (2002)
Karaoke Capitalism: Managing for Mankind, co-authored with Kjell Nordström (2004)
Funky Business Forever - How to Enjoy Capitalism, co-authored with Kjell Nordström (2007)
Re-energizing the Corporation: How Leaders make Change Happen, co-authored with Mark Wilcox (2008)
COPYRIGHT © 2007-2013 SPEAKERS ASSOCIATES LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
WEBSITE BY PEBBLE