The runaway international bestseller

Thomas Erikson

Thomas Erikson is an appreciated lecturer with between 120 and 150 performances per year. With his books as a base he lectures throughout Europe.

Thomas is working exclusively to develop companies and organizations from a leadership perspective and in the past twenty years, he has trained more than 4,800 executives and leaders to become better and more efficient in their assignments.

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Thomas Erikson has written three popular science books on communication and human behavior; Surrounded by idiots is one of Sweden's best-selling trade books 2015-2018 with over 1,800,00 copies sold worldwide in more than 40 different languages, available in more than 100 countries. The sequel Surrounded by psychopaths is about manipulation. Surrounded by psychopaths has been sold in just over a quarter million copies only in Sweden and has been sold in 27 different languages. The third book Surrounded by Bad Bosses was released in 2018 and has been sold to 20 languages. Surrounded by setbacks will be released in Swedish in April 2020. Already before the release it has been sold to nine different languages.
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Thomas is an engaged lecturer with experience to speak to both larger and smaller groups across Europe and give lectures in both Swedish and English. He captures his audience using real psychology wrapped with a good deal of humor.

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Open lectures

Finland, Helsinki – Surrounded by idiots – Cancelled

Date: 15 April, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Aleksanterin Teatteri, Helsinki

Finland, Vaasa – Surrounded by idiots – Cancelled

Date: 5 May, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Levón Auditorium, University of Vaasa

Finland, Jyväskylä – Surrounded by idiots – Cancelled

Date: 26 May, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Paviljonki, Jyväskylä

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