Kjell Anders Nordström is a Swedish economist, writer and public speaker. He is presently Associate Professor at the Institute of International Business (IIB) at the Stockholm School of Economics. Amid the madness and hyperbole surrounding the new economy, Dr. Kjell A. Nordström is a guru of the new world of business. In 2009 Thinkers 50, the global ranking of management gurus, placed him and his partner Jonas Ridderstrale among the list of most influential thinkers. His research and consulting focus is on the areas of corporate strategy, multinational corporations and globalization.
In 2000 the book Funky Business - Talent Makes Capital Dance, which was written by Kjell A. Nordström and his colleague Jonas Ridderstråle, was published. The book, which is described as a "manifesto of what our time requires from business firms and their leaders", became an international best-seller and has to date been translated into 33 languages. In 2000, both Amazon.co.uk and the webzine Management General rated it as one of the five best business books of the year. Another survey ranked it as the 16th best business book of all time. In 2003, the follow-up Karaoke Capitalism - Management for Mankind, also written together with Jonas Ridderstråle, was published. The book, which also became an international success, has to date been contracted for publication in 23 languages. In March 2004, Nordström and Ridderstråle appeared on CNN's program Global Office for an extensive interview on the ideas behind Karaoke Capitalism. Today, Nordström and Ridderstråle works as professional public speakers in the field of strategic management. The 2005 Thinkers 50, the bi-annual global ranking of management thinkers, ranked Nordström and Ridderstråle at number nine internationally and number one in Europe.
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."