Dynamic organizer with a love for fast cars

– I believe in success in life, not only on the business arena, says Max Rapp Ricciardi, new lecturer in Dynamic Organizing this fall.

Max Rapp Ricciardi (Photo: private)

We are glad to have Max Rapp Ricciardi as lecturer on the course ENT4050 Dynamic Organizing this fall.

Ricciardi is a man of diverse skills. When he is not here at the Senter for entreprenorskap in Oslo, he teaches at the department of psychology at the University of Gothenburg. He is also a guest lecturer and researcher at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship and at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. In addition, he also has a professional career as a Management consultant/Organizational Psychologist, and he has trained leaders and teams in Sweden, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and China.

"Alfista" with hard fists

Ricciardi has not had much free-time beeing since he has enjoyed his working life so much and also been quite busy, it is safe to say.

– But the last years I feel that I must take up my passions in life. I am passionate “Alfista” and I love to drive my Alfa Romeo Spider as often as I can. I also love Martial Arts and I have practiced a number of Martial Arts such as Karate, Kick-boxing, Wing Chun and now Shorinji Kempo, Ricciardi tells us.

Entrepreneurs and social responsibility

We asked Ricciardi what, in his opinion, is the best and worst about being an entrepreneur.

– I like to study and train entrepreneurs who I find very energetic, enthusiastic and creative. We need entrepreneurs since they create our new future. However I would like to see more entrepreneurs who focus on social responsibility and not only financial success. The back side of entrepreneurship is that entrepreneurs tend to work to much and risk their health and social life. I believe in success in life, not only on the business arena, says Max Rapp Ricciardi.


Academic and professional background

Ricciardi's first degree was in Systems Analysis/Informatics – specializing on organizational theory. The first ten years of his career he worked at a Swedish bank and in a Software company. Twenty years ago he made a career shift, since ha had always been interested in psychology, and took a B.Sc. in Organizational Psychology and Pedagogics. He then had the opportunity to work at CORE, Center for Research on Organizational Renewal at Chalmers University of technology where he got a PhD. He is also a trained clinical psychologist. His special interests in research are: Organizational Change, Group/Team development, Project Management Leadership and Coaching and of course Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

By Merete Granlund
Published Sep. 28, 2011 1:34 PM - Last modified Sep. 28, 2011 1:36 PM