Magnus Lindkvist

Magnus Lindkvist

Trendspotter & Trendanalyst

Speaker biography

Nothing is shaped more by the present than prophecies about the future. That is the starting point for Magnus Lindkvist.

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.

Magnus Lindkvist Lecture Topics

  • 50 Ways to Future-Proof your Work and Life
  • The Attack of the Unexpected
  • Minifesto: Why small Ideas matter in the World of Grand Narratives
  • Everything we know is wrong: The Trendspotter’s Action
  • When the Future Begins: Start today and never end

It is the fantastic timing, storytelling and politically incorrect humour that keep the audience – a global audience – laughing and talking well after his talk ends. He has given in excess of a thousand keynote speeches over the past decade to everyone from Fortune 500 CEOs and civil servants in the Middle East to anyone looking to be inspired and enlightened by trendspotting and future-thinking.

»His talks are often described as ‘shows’ or ‘performances’«

As a writer, Magnus Lindkvist is driven by a relentless curiosity about our mental space where the outside world collides with the human brain. His book Minifesto (2016) 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. His next book, The Reset Book, will be published in 2022.

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.

Magnus Lindkvist has won several awards for his ‘performances’ on stage and for his books, but perhaps the best acclaim ever given was from an HR director in the UK who said ‘Magnus Lindkvist is the best Swedish export since ABBA and meatballs.’

The combination of these three have made him one of the world’s most sought after speakers on trends and future-thinking.

Listening to Magnus Lindkvist is like rejuvenating your brain.



TRENDSHIP 2018: Highlights Keynote Magnus Lindkvist


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