Dr. Jonas Ridderstråle is one of the world’s most influential and respected business thinkers and speakers. Since bursting onto the international scene with the bestselling book Funky Business in 2000, Jonas has remained at the forefront of the new generation of management thinkers. In 2014, the Global Top 30 Management Gurus ranking put him at number 23 worldwide and among the top 5 in Europe.
Dr. Ridderstråle is a presenter with a difference who makes a difference. He has spent the last 15 years giving people the competence, confidence and courage to think, feel and do things differently. In keynotes and workshops, Jonas conveys his message with passion and energy, adding not only improved skill but also inspiring the will and thrill necessary for change. His forceful blend of academic rigor, imagination, humor and highly dynamic presentation style has inspired audiences from Moscow to Mumbai and San Francisco to Shanghai. Jonas’ diverse client list includes Fortune 500 companies, major government bodies, sports teams as well as trade unions.
Jonas has an MBA and a PhD in international business and was recognized as Sweden’s outstanding young academic of the year. In 2007, he was awarded the prestigious Italian Nobels Colloquia award for “Leadership in Business and Economic Thinking”. Jonas is currently a visiting professor at the internationally acclaimed business school Ashridge in the UK. His research has been published in leading academic journals.
An invitation to think, feel, and do things differently!
For more than 10 years, Jonas has excited and motivated people to make a difference – for themselves and their organizations. In conference keynotes, workshops and after-dinner speeches he continues to educate and entertain audiences from all corners of the world. With a modularized design and interactive preparation he tailors his message to fit the needs of the client – adapting the content to the context. Whether in business or government, HR or marketing and sales, Jonas leaves groups with the ideas and inspiration necessary to make positive change happen.
A speaker with a difference who makes a difference
In his speaking engagements Dr. Ridderstråle works with a modular “Lego-style” approach. This design enables him to be flexible in adapting both content and length of his presentations to the context and specific needs of the client. In keynotes, workshops and after-dinner speeches, Jonas shares his insights into what’s changing in the new world of business. Depending on the client, the impact of these trends is then linked to implications for issues such as business strategy innovation, talent management, new organizational solutions, leadership challenges, etc. Examples used are aligned to the industrial and cultural setting.