2011 Ranking: #36
Kjell Nordström is a strking figure. Even in a fashionable Stockholm restaurant where he is well known heads turn on his entry. Tall, shaven-headed, dressed in black and with an array of jewellery, Nordström more closely resembles a rock star than the university academic he actually is.
He and his work reached a wider audience through the success of the book Funky Business (FT.com 2000) which he co-authored with his colleague Jonas Ridderstrãle. The book helped seal Nordström’s reputation as one of Europe . . .
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