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My Story

Swedish Born. Global banking experience. Trained Lawyer. Too busy to retire. Too many songs to sing and dances to dance. Prolific author and story teller, mentor and advisor and lover of the arts. President of NZ Europe Business Council, Chairman Auckland Chamber Orchestra Trust and on the advisory board for AUT Business School - why would I slow down now?


Author of 7 books including “Learning to dance Corporate Style”, a book that teaches us how to humanise business and get more from life; rememer, it’s a dance not a journey.


Regular speaker at events including AUT University and business conferences. I Bring a refreshing warmth and engaging style in all my speaking engagements.

Thought Leader

I have reviewed the Harvard Business Review for the last 20 years and I write on a variety of topics. Allow me to share my thoughts and maybe they may inspire you.”


  • Excess Virtue is a Vice – and good idea which is carried too far starts to get reduced returns.

  • It is wise to stop short of this point and realise that everything we do needs to be contextualised.

  • Wisdom is knowing a little about many things and understanding how things interact.

  • It is the things we don’t do that we regret, not the things we do; a bias for action. Try things, learn and improve.

  • My life now, my whole life, is not only not meaningless, the way it was before, but it has the meaning of the good which it is in my power to put into it.

    Leo Tolstoy / Anna Karenina




Latest Book – learning to dance corporate style


I wish I had read Learning to Dance twenty years ago!
Don Brash, ex-Governor of the Reserve bank, New Zealand

Read, enjoy and follow the conclusions in this wonderful book written by a globe-trotting practitioner, and we will all live in more friendly, and amazingly, a more efficient, world.
Christer Ragnar, Ex Managing Director, Nordbanken, Sweden

Learning to Dance is a gem of a book, chock-a-block with pearls of wisdom. For a "how to manage" book, uncommonly it is full of common-sense!
Executive Managing Director and Chief Economist, Standard and Poor’s, New York.

Paperback Version

Frank Olsson has always taken a lighthearted approach to life and business, believing that doing things with joy and panache achieves better and more sustainable results. In Learning to Dance Corporate Style he invites readers to "make life a dance rather than a slog", aligning business success with a happy personal life. Sections include: authority and hierarchy; learn, earn or spurn; authenticity and pretence; balance: a personal pie chart; reading the writing on the wall; and outmoded terms and concepts. Buy Now


I'm giving away a condensed version of my book "Learning to dance corporate style" as a downloadable e-book. COMING SOON

Chapter Excerpts

I've published a selection of chapters as articles and added updated perspectives on the original text, read them here


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