investor and author
International Sales and Success
Jonas Kjellberg, one of the creators of SKYPE, is a much appreciated lecturer at Stanford University and Stockholm School of Economics where he lectures on entrepreneurship and how to create a winning sales culture. During an inspiring hour he will highlight the key question in sales.
He is the author of books Gear Up Bring Business Opportunities to Life (Gear Up Ventures AB, 2013) and Business Creation (Gear Up Ventures, 2013). The first one is a helpful book for those who are starting their own business. The second one is a workbook for those who want to test or create a business opportunity.
Jonas is specialized in developing a fundamental understanding for how product, sales and profitability must interact in order to create successful business. He supports management teams in developing their overall sales strategy and a winning sales culture. Organizations today face new demands as customer satisfaction is becoming more and more transparent with users increasingly sharing their experiences.
Jonas was chosen as an International Guest Speaker 2014.
Jonas Kjellberg is the first foreigner who has managed to reach the TOP10-speakers list in Finland. His "How to create a winning sales culture" -lectures have been popular in Finland as well as abroad. Mr. Kjellberg's keynote lectures quality is top notch thanks to his commitment and dedication that have created a demand with the clients to order him to several high-end events. During the years 2014-2016 Jonas has traveled speaking on Speakersforums engagements amongst others in Stockholm, Trondheim, Brussels, Berlin, London, Barcelona, Buenos Aires and San Francisco.
His topics include:
Managing Digital Transformations, Disruption, and Innovation
Each year digital inventions bring new changes to our markets and industries. First, the Internet changed how we did business; then, mobile changed how we interacted with each other. How can you prepare your business for the next disruption? In this interactive talk, Jonas Kjellberg speaks about the disruptors or "game changers" who are remaking the world of business around us. Then he challenges the game changers in the audience to tell him he’s wrong and to contribute to the discussion.
Social and Creative Innovation: New Business Models for a New Generation
Great businesses are born from great ideas. Microsoft was born on user-friendly software, Skype on making calls on the Internet, and Uber on making car rides available everywhere. But how do you know if your idea is great? In this talk, Jonas Kjellberg speaks about what kind of innovative thinking is needed for success and why some good ideas and companies make it while others do not.
Business Creation, Growth, and Success
Many people who launch startups have great ideas but little business experience. What does it take to create, grow, and sustain a business? In this talk, Jonas Kjellberg outlines the process of business creation based on his book Gear Up: Test Your Business Potential and Plan Your Path to Success. Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs, and everyone in between will learn how to transform their business idea into a high potential venture.
A Comedy of Errors: VC’s, The Tech World, and the many Failures that Lead to My Success
For every startup that becomes a unicorn, there are a dozen others that we never hear from again. Serial entrepreneur Jonas Kjellberg worked in many startups before his eventual success with Skype. In this talk, Jonas describes the lessons learned from his many startups, failures, and eventual successes that defined his career during the dot-com boom and beyond. Jonas details the ups-and-downs of the industry as well as his experiences from Campuz Mobile (acquired by Vodafone) to his success with Skype.