Ståle Økland

Ståle Økland (born 21 April 1976) is a Norwegian writer, thinker, trend expert and public speaker.[1] He grew up in Bryne, Leverkusen and Paris. He currently lives in Oslo, Norway.

Personal life

Ståle Økland's academic background is studies in sociology, history and German language. He started his career in the advertising industry as a copywriter with an advertising company in Stavanger, Norway. He shortly became a creative director in the agency, and later partner and managing director. In 2007 he founded a Norwegian trend agency called Domene Fem AS.[2]


Økland discusses issues relating to the fields of consumption,[3] technology,[4] trade and society, and current topics of relevance to the business community such as globalization, social and cultural change, innovation,[5] strategic management and retail trends.[6] He has given keynote speeches at many European conferences.[7][8][9]

Ståle Økland has also had a political career, among others as vice-mayor in the municipality of Time, Norway (2003-2005).[10] He is the eldest son of the former Norwegian footballer Arne Larsen Økland.



  1. "Ståle Økland - Speaker on trends and globalization". Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  2. "Global Retail Trends" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  3. "Trendekspert: - Luksus-shoppingen har endret seg". 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  4. "Internett skaper ikke vekst". Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  5. "Usexy norske varer". Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  6. Cross, Danny (2010-11-23). "Two-Minute Tour: South Korea". Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  7. "GDI - Conferences Detail - 10th European Trend Day". 2014-03-19. Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  8. "Exploring Retail '15". Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  9. "Tages-Anzeiger Forum "Generation Y": Keynote "Want To Reach The Young? Learn From Rockstars"". 2015-02-27. Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  10. Petter Olsen (2003-09-17). "Fortsatt KrF-styre i Time-politikken". Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  11. "Bykamp | Concorde". Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  12. "Katzenjammer | LivingByCamera". 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2015-04-02.

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