Jonas Ridderstrale

International Business Thought-Leader, Management Guru and Best Selling Author

Speaker Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000 USD

Travels From: Stockholm, Sweden

Jonas Ridderstrale is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Jonas Ridderstrale

    International Business Thought-Leader, Management Guru and Best Selling Author

    Speaker Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000 USD

    Travels From: Stockholm, Sweden

    Jonas Ridderstrale is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Jonas Ridderstrale Speaker Biography

    Dr. Jonas Ridderstrale 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 gurus and is one of the few who has been consistently featured on the Thinkers 50 biennial ranking of business thinkers list for more than a decade.
    Dr. Jonas Ridderstrale 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 gurus and is one of the few who has been consistently featured on the Thinkers 50 biennial ranking of business thinkers list for more than a decade.
    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 two internationally acclaimed business schools: Ashridge in the UK and IE Business School in Spain. His research has been published in leading academic journals.
    Jonas’ original claim to fame Funky Business: Talent makes capital dance quickly became an international success, selling more than 300,000 copies. The book was recently ranked at number 16 in a Bloomsbury survey of the best business books of all time. The sequels, Karaoke Capitalism: Management for mankind and Funky Business Forever: How to enjoy capitalism, also became globally celebrated manifestos for how to make it in the new world of commerce. (All three books were co-authored with Kjell A. Nordström.)
    Dr. Ridderstrale’s ideas and work have attracted huge media coverage throughout the world. He has appeared on CNN’s “Global Office” in an extended interview exploring the ideas behind his books. Elsewhere, he has been featured in Fortune, Fast Company, Time Magazine, Financial Times, The Times, Stern, Newsweek, Paris Match, and many other publications worldwide.

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    Jonas Ridderstrale Keynote Topics

    Funky Business tells us that the new world is different. Forget the old world order. Forget what you knew yesterday. The revolutionary reality is that 1.3 kilograms of brain holds the key to all our futures. Competitive advantage comes from being different. Increasingly, difference comes form the way people think rather than what organizations make. Today, the only thing that makes capital dance is talent. In such times we cannot have business as usual–we need funky business.
    Technology, institutions and values are being subverted and overturned. They are the triad, the inter–linked drivers of change, transforming each other and creating a global village of turbulance, tribes and fusion. We are deregulating life for ourselves and our children. Whether you like it or not, we are all condemned to freedom– the freedom to choose.

    Capitalism has won. There is only one small problem. Is this what we want? Perhaps we should ask ourselves what price we are prepared to pay for prosperity. The opportunities for a richer life and for societies in which people have a genuine chance of realising their dreams have never been greater. It is an entrepreneurs heaven.
    The democratic market economy is now the preferred choice. However, global market capitalism is not a political ideology. It is neither good nor bad, neither right nor wrong – it just is. It is a set of principles or rules of the game. For most companies this new reality means that they are both under siege by increasingly powerful customers and held hostage by competent individuals who are free to know, go, do and be. To thrive, organisations need to take on the simultaneous task of taming talent and creating new customers.

    In his speeches, Jonas talks about the how we can benefit from advances in IT and telecommunications – as an individual or a leader of a corporation. Dr. Ridderstråle also discusses the implications of institutional deregulation – on capitalism, nation states, political parties, companies, families, etc. Finally, he outlines the shift from a geographically structured world to one dominated by global biographical tribes and how this will influence life inside and outside our organizations.

    ​Today, most people live, work and have to do business in a deregulated global economy. More and more individuals enjoy the freedom of choice. In effect, a number of trends with a direct impact on what it takes to succeed in the new world of commerce are arising. Among other things, Dr. Ridderstråle discusses how we can capitalize on these freedom movements by understanding the shift toward increased calls for:
    • Democratization: Information available at your fingertips
    • Meritocratization: Why talent makes capital dance
    • Migration: Winning the great global attraction game
    • Customization: The customer as a co-designer/producer
    • Feminization: The new world of Shenomics
    • Personalization: When one size no longer fits all
    • MANipulation: Nip/Tuck and why 80 is the new 60
    • Fragmentation: Why we are Bowling Alone
    • Tribalization: Profiting from the Peoples Republic of Paris Hilton
    • Polarization: Get ready for the double economy

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    Jonas Ridderstrale Speaking Videos

    Jonas Ridderstråle - Facing the Challenges of Tomorrow
    Jonas Ridderstråle - The Future Firm: Building an Evolutionary Mindset