Magnus Lindkvist is a trendspotting futurologist and author who weaves together important current trends to forecast what life, society and business might look like in the future. An active member of TED, Magnus is an adept keynote speaker. His professional and slick delivery infused with charm and wit makes him the perfect addition to the corporate circuit.
Magnus Lindkvist, futurologist and keynote speaker, weaves together important current trends to forecast what life, society and business might look like in the future. He is also an active member of TED - the world's leading trends forum.
With a unique speaking style, fantastic timing, storytelling and politically incorrect humour, his talks are a multimedia-infused boost of intellectual inspiration about topics ranging from innovation to future-living and the business world of tomorrow.
As a writer, Magnus is driven by a relentless curiosity about our mental space where the outside world collides with the human brain. His book Minifesto tells us why small ideas matter in the world of grand narratives. By sharing a vision of the future we can strive to surround ourselves with as many strange, conflicting ideas that we can in order to immerse ourselves in future possibilities and possible futures.
With a Master of Science in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and a degree in film production from UCLA, Lindkvist weaves together the worlds of quantitative insights with the imaginative storytelling of Hollywood. His talks are often described as ‘shows’ or ‘performances’; he calls it ‘intellectual acupuncture’ with the expressed intention of changing our minds with needles of insight, examples and observations.
He has also built a reputation as one of Europe’s most sought after speakers and in 2009, won the coveted “Business Speaker of the Year” award in Sweden. In 2008, he created the world’s first academically accredited course in Trendspotting and Future Thinking at Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship.
Magnus’ speeches are a whirlwind of ideas and inspiration that will energise and intellectually refresh listeners.
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