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Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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FUNKY BUSINESS FOREVER
How to enjoy capitalism
Authors: Jonas Ridderstrale and Kjell Nordstrom
Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall Price: £12.99 Pub Date: 5 November 2007
In 2000 a book burst onto the business scene which blew away the cobwebs, caught
the zeitgeist and made managers think differently. Red Magazine called it: “the
groovy bible of modern business philosophy.”
Now the Funksters are back to see how their work stood up against the test of time
and where we go from here.
Like its predecessor, Funky Business Forever is a razor sharp, challenging and
thought provoking manifesto for the world of business. It offers penetrating insights
and quirky commentary to help managers navigate the tumultuous ups and downs of
Always provocative, always controversial, their ideas may make you laugh, shout,
grind your teeth, nod your head, pull your hair out, but one thing’s for sure, they’ll
make you think.
About the authors
Kjell A. Nordström and Jonas Ridderstråle are the gurus of the new world of
business. The 2005 Thinkers 50, the world's first ranking of management thinkers,
ranked Nordström and Ridderstråle at number 9 in the world and number one on
Europe. Their dynamic style makes them a highly appreciated speakers throughout
Kjell holds an Economic Licentiate degree and a doctoral degree from the Stockholm
School of Economics. Kjell has been responsible for the International Business
course at the Stockholm School of Economics and is one of the founders of the
schools most prestigious management programs, "The Advanced Management
Program - AMP". AMP is a five-week top-management program that attracts the elite
of Scandinavian executives. He is also on the board of directors of several
companies and serves as an advisor/consultant to several large multinationals.
Dr. Jonas 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.
He acts as an advisor and consultant to a number of multinational corporations.
Reviews of Funky Business
"In a world of suits, Nordstrom and Ridderstrale's message is refreshingly different." -
Business Strategy Review, The Greatest Business Books of All Time
"Funky Business- the groovy bible of modern business philosophy."
"Could barely, literally, put down Funky Business."
“The antidote to bland writing and bland thinking.”
"Funky Business is rigorously researched, witty and intelligent, and overflows with
"The gospel of the new thinking is Funky Business"
"Funky Business is a better book than most novels but it is not for bedtime. It will jerk
you out of your complacency and make you question your very existence. It will
transform your brain."