Dr. Jonas Ridderstrale is at the forefront of the new generation of European-based business gurus. He cuts through the madness and hyperbole surrounding the global economy and his appeal is truly global. Jonas has attained tremendous media coverage throughout the world. In March 2004, he appeared on CNN's program "Global Office" for a long interview on the ideas behind his books. Dr. Ridderstråle has also been featured in Fortune, Fast Company, Time Magazine, Financial Times, Stern, Paris Match, and many other publications worldwide. The 2005 Thinkers 50, the bi-annual global ranking of management thinkers, ranked him (and his colleague Nordström) at number nine internationally and as the leading European business guru.
Jonas’ uncompromising, imaginative and decidedly fresh take on contemporary business life makes him one of the world’s most sought after and appreciated speakers. Forget dry theories, Jonas’ ideas work. He makes things happen. Dr. Ridderstråle practices what he so persuasively preaches. He acts as an advisor and consultant to a number of multinational corporations.
Dr. Ridderstråle holds an MBA and a PhD in international business and has been recognized as Sweden’s outstanding young academic of the year. Formerly, he was an assistant professor at the Stockholm School of Economics where he was responsible for the school’s Advanced Management Program - a five week top-management program that attracts the elite of Scandinavian executives. Jonas is currently a visiting professor at Ashridge Business School in the UK. His research focuses on new organizational models and leadership styles in the information age and has been published in leading academic journals, including Business Strategy Review, Organization Science and CritcalEYE Magazine. Jonas contributed to the best-selling Financial Times Handbook of Management and Business: The Ultimate Resource. He is on the editorial board of The Capstone Business Encyclopaedia.
His latest book Karaoke Capitalism: Management for Mankind is a globally celebrated manifesto for how to make it in the new world of commerce. Jonas’ previous book, Funky Business: Talent makes capital dance quickly became an international bestseller, selling more than 300,000 copies. The book was recently ranked at number 16 in a Bloomsbury survey of the best business book of all time. Both books are co-authored with his colleague Kjell A. Nordström.