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Funky Business By Kjell Nordstrom

Funky Business
by Kjell Nordstrom

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This text launches a manifesto for the new world of business. By presenting a new look at business strategies, its aim is to give a unique perspective on the new world order, it maintains that the corporate world can be a more interesting place to be.
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Funky Business: Talent Makes Capital Dance by Kjell Nordstrom

BUSINESS AS USUAL? FUNK THAT ""The gospel of the new thinking is Funky Business" "- Industry Standard ""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." - "Customer Management ""...the duo launch into a poweful critique of new business realities. This is not what business people learned at Harvard Business School"." ""The launch of their book, Funky Business, may mark Nordstrum and Ridderstrale's promotion to the major guru league."" "Move it."In 1995, 1000 new soft drinks were launched on the Japanese market. A year later, 1% of them were still for sale. "Move it fast. "If you are driving a 1990 model car, approximately six years were spent developing it. Today, most companies do that job in two years. "Move it faster. "At Hewlett Packard, the majority revenues come from products that did not exist a year age. "Move it now. "In Tokyo, you can order a customized Toyota on Monday and be driving it on Friday. More products, more markets, more people, more competition.In a world of abundance and excess, competition is total and competition is personal. Difference rules.If you think about it, most of what your business does could be bought from someone else using the Yellow Pages or an Internet search engine. How are you going to be attractive? By being more efficient? By doing it cheaper? Come on! This is the age of time and talent, where we are selling time and talent, exploiting time and talent, hiring time and talent, packaging time and talent. Today, the "critical resources" wear shoes and walk out the door around 5.30pm every day. Karl Marx was right; the workers should own the critical means of production - it's small, gray and weighs about 1.3 kilograms. It will move markets and it will make capital dance. Only talent will allow you to be unique, to escape business as usual. In this world we need business as unusual. We need innovative business. We need unpredictable business. We need Funky Business. This is business book as unusual. ""Funky Business gives a unique, informed and defiantly Funky perspective on the new world order. It is the antidote to bland writing and bland thinking.""Tom Peters ""Funky Business - the groovy bible of modern business philosophy" " Red magazine

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"Funky Business is the antidote to bland writing and bland thinking." Tom Peters "Could barely, literally put down, Funky Business."Warren Bennis "The gospel of the new thinking is Funky Business"" "- "Industry Standard" "It's the best un-businesslike business book I have ever read ...Funky Business is less of a business handbook and more of a religion. It should be treated like a chain letter - read it and pass it onto 10 other people." (or even better, tell 10 other people to buy it) ... This book should carry a government health warning: Read with care - this book will seriously blow your mind. Go on, read it, be a devil - after all, you only live once." - "Human Resources" """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"." - Customer Management" "This is the New Economy's Killer Book!" Some say they can't put a certain book down. This one I had to - regularly - in order to recover from the impact of the statement I had just read. I'm in the Internet business and thought I understood plenty about the New Economy. But this book didn't just open my eyes, it ripped them out and tossed them high in the sky!"Rich Preece aus Hamburg, Germany, Amazon Customer Services "Funky Business - the groovy bible of modern business philosophy" Red magazine "You know when Time magazine trumps the rebirth of design on its from cover that something's up. You know too that the world of "boring is best commerce" is taking note of change when books like Jonas Ridderstrale and Kjell Nordstrom's Funky Business hits the best-seller lists."Viewpoint magazine

About Kjell Nordstrom


Gurus and consultants abound. But, in a technicolor world why do we expect men in gray suits to have all the answers? Kjell Nordstrom and Jonas RidderstrSle arenA A't your average business gurus. They donA A't wear suits and their ideas come in full color. Stalking the stage, dressed in black, the two Swedes have entertained, challenged and, from time to time, frightened audiences throughout Europe and North America. Their blend of forceful logic, academic rigor and charismatic delivery have made them two of the most sought after speakers in Europe. Funkster 1: Kjell Nordstrom Kjell is based at the Institute of International Business at the Stockholm School of Economics. He received his PhD before helping to found the prestigious Advanced Management Program, which attracts the elite of Scandinavian business leaders. His research has focused on internationalization, and, his ideas work; he makes things happen. He is also on the board of directors of Stokke Fabrikker, Swedish Internet company Spary Ventures and US digital change agent Razorfish. His advice has been key to many other organizations across the globe. Funkster 2: Jonas RidderstrSle Based at the Center for Advanced Studies in Leadership at the Stockholm School of Economics, Jonas is at the forefront of the new generation of European-based business gurus. He has an MBA, a doctorate and a book on global innovation under his belt. He has run the Advanced Management Program and has been lecturer, adviser and consultant to many international companies - enabling them to look to the future creatively and develop dynamic strategies and solutions. In his spare time (yes really) he is an art collector and backs one of Sweden's funkiest galleries.

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Funky Business: Talent Makes Capital Dance by Kjell Nordstrom
Kjell Nordstrom
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
1999-12-14
256
0273645919
9780273645917
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