Dr. Jonas Ridderstrale is considered one of the most influential business speakers on a worldwide scale, bursting onto the international scene in 2000 with Funky Business, an international best-seller. Other books penned by Jonas include Global Innovation (1996), Karaoke Capitalism (2003), Multi Pack: The 90 Minute Manager (2004), Valuepack: Exploring Corporate Strategy (2005), Funky Business Forever (2007), Re-Energizing the Corporation (2008), and the more recent Fast/Forward: Make Your Company Fit for the Future (2017).
Jonas has consistently featured on the Thinkers 50 biennial rankings for over a decade, while the Global Top 30 Management Gurus ranking has him at number 23 on a global scale, and sitting in the top five in Europe. Sporting an MBA and Ph.D. in international business, Jonas Ridderstrale was, in 2007, awarded the Italian Nobels Colloquia award for “Leadership in Business and Economic Thinking”. He is currently a visiting professor at Ashridge in the UK.
Jonas’ ideas and works have seen him attract a lot of media attention, with appearances on CNN’s Global Office, to name but one. Other media he has featured in includes Fortune, Fast Company Time Magazine, The Times, Financial Times, and Sterns, including a host of others.
Jonas Ridderstrale has excited and motivated people for over ten years. His talks educate and entertain audiences on a global scale. His speaking style is modularized and interactive with messages specifically tailored to suit the client’s needs.
Your Helsinki Idea Day Keynote was an awesome combination of world class stand-up comedy and eye opening management guruism (did I invent a new word?). Thanks again!”
“The response to your presentation was extremely positive! You challenged the crowd to think, and that is exactly what we wanted to achieve. Your energy and intelligence inspired our employees as well.”
“On behalf of all our colleagues at Investec, I would like to express my sincerest appreciation for the thought provoking and thoroughly inspiring presentation that you gave at our Global Conference. We were truly privileged to have you share such motivation, challenging and stimulating propositions with us and we are very keen to start implementing your suggestions throughout the organisation.”