Editor and founder of Plataforma Editorial
Language:English, German, Spanish
Who is Jordi Nadal?
He was born in Lliçà d'Amunt (Barcelona) and holds a degree in Germanics from the University of Barcelona. In 1998 he completed his studies with a professional editing course at Stanford University. He began his career at Vicens Vives and continued at Herder (Germany). Among other positions, he has been director of EDHASA, editorial and publications director of Círculo de Lectores, consultant at Random House in New York, general director of corporate development for Spain and America at Grupo Plaza & Janés and assistant director at Ediciones Paidós.
What is a lecture with Jordi Nadal like?
In his conferences, Jordi Nadal transmits a great capacity for communication and achieves empathy with all kinds of audiences. He speaks with an enormous cultural base, making practically any topic his own. He listens, delves deep and takes out of his mental library the most select and presents it in a clear and forceful way, showing that literature often helps to form good entrepreneurs and better people. Passionate defender of communication, whether written or oral, he is firmly convinced of the power of the word to give meaning to life. A provocateur of human reflections that help to find the answers for his audience.
What has been his professional career and contribution to society?
In 2007 he founded Plataforma Editorial, an independent publishing house, which publishes titles on the most important current issues related to education, health and medicine, personal development, meditation and mindfulness, sports, business, as well as the most unique and moving testimonials.
Publications and collaborations
He is co-author of the book Meditando el Management.... y la vida (Plataforma, 2012) and Libros o velocidad. Reflexiones sobre el oficio editorial (Fondo de Cultura Económica, Madrid and Mexico, 2005). And author of Todo tan cerca (Poliedro, 2005), Tu nombre (Almuzara, 2008), El paraíso interior (Plataforma Editorial, 2011), La invención de la bicicleta (Plataforma Editorial, 2020) and Libroterapia (Plataforma Editorial, 2017, 2020).
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