Books

I am passionate about exploring new topics and write books as a way to synthesize my thoughts. I believe that sharing new ideas and thinking about our shifting world empowers each of us to find a unique way to create a better collective reality.

All my books are available on Amazon, Kindle and Audible.

From Malthus to Mars (Danish: Fremtidsklar)

In 1798, the economist Thomas Malthus predicted that the world’s food supply would not be able to keep up with the increasing population growth, which would lead to mass starvation. Just 200 years later, rather than running out of food, the world’s population has increased more than sevenfold e and we are on the verge of landing humans on Mars. What Malthus failed to account for in his doomsday prognosis was innovation, human ingenuity, and the supertrends that followed.

From Malthus to Mars is the first book of its kind that outlines a map of the future – and then works backwards from there to provide specific strategies for individuals and organizations to navigate and capitalize on the trends. It includes the 25 key vectors for the future, the 6 key mindsets for the future, and the 10 big organizational shifts that are already upon us.

The book will be published in Danish (under the title Fremtidsklar!) in September 2022, and in English in Q1 2023.

Leadership At Scale

“Today many organizations are trying to simplify and become more dynamic. However, decentralizing decision power and engaging all members of large organizations requires building more and stronger leaders. Leadership at Scale is a practical guide to do so.”
– Mario Greco, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Insurance Group

Succeeding in today’s fast-paced business environment requires bold and effective leadership at all levels of the organization, yet almost half of all organizations face some kind of leadership gap that they are not able to fill.

In Leadership at Scale, former McKinsey experts Claudio Feser, Michael Rennie and Nicolai Nielsen provide a systematic and fact-based leadership development approach that unlocks organizational performance. It is based on extensive research, distilled insights from McKinsey’s leadership development work in practice, and lessons from a highly successful real-life leadership development programs.

Return on Ambition

“This book shows how too much ambition can actually trip you up, and helps readers shift mindsets and behaviors that may be holding them back. A must-read if you have pedal to the metal in life!”
– Dr. Chérie Carter-Scott, MCC, #1 New York Times best-selling author of If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules, and more than 15 other titles

Your ambitions are often the biggest investment you make in life, yet more than 50% of ambitious people struggle with balancing their achievement, growth, and well-being. And 4 out of 10 doubt whether their efforts are worth it. However, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Best-selling authors Nielsen and Tillisch have studied high performing and successful, ambitious people for more than 5 years and found common patterns of behavior and thought. Their practical guide Return on Ambition include a complete system for managing your ambition, as well as insights, tips and lessons learned from Elon Musk, Arianna Huffington, and Pharrell Williams, among others.

The book is a #1 Amazon Best Seller, 2022 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Gold medalist in Business & Career, and was among the top 5 out of 10,000 books nominated in the getAbstract International Book Award.