Nothing is shaped more by the present than prophecies about the future. That is the starting point for Magnus Lindkvist.
Most prophecies present the future merely as an extension of the here and now – what we find out about is next summer’s already confirmed trends.
With his talks and with the three books – “Everything We Know Is Wrong”, “The Attack of The Unexpected” and “When The Future Begins” – Magnus Lindkvist challenges our entire way of thinking about and looking towards the future.
“Business is all about focus. But with focus comes myopia and to conquer that, I come in to shake things up. To be invited as a keynote speaker is to have a license to interfere and interrupt.”
Most people are so busy – we call it “busy-ness” after all – that they don’t have time to think beyond the next fiscal quarter. Short-term remuneration systems contribute to a kind of thinking that is chronically short-term.
When the need for renewal finally arrives – when you see the competitors approaching in the rear-view mirror – it is already too late. There are no gears left for acceleration.
“What I do is intellectual acupuncture”, says Magnus Lindkvist. “I use little needles to prevent inertia and induce a rush of blood to the head. Sometimes the effects are immediate. Sometimes they kick in after a little while.”
Magnus Lindkvist’s intellectual acupuncture needles are made up of a journalist’s relentless curiosity, the rock-solid knowledge of an economist and the thirst of an unrelieved rock star to mesmerize an audience.
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.
By Jan Gradvall
“Magnus spoke at Ideas 2012, our annual flagship conference for institutional clients in EMEA. Magnus was extremely well-received and received the highest speaker score (6.4 out of 7). He is thought-provoking, and conveys his message with great energy, passion, impact and humour. I recommend him highly.”
Managing Director and Head of Northern Europe Distribution
“In February 2012, Magnus Lindkvist did a very inspirational presentation at our internal launch event in Berlin. Or maybe I should call it a mind-blowing show?! Magnus is a very inspiring presenter, who truly understands how to capture the attention of the audience and share his insights on what trends are, how they relate to us, and how to handle them. In short, A great trend presentation, with lots of thought-provoking content, performed by one of the best presenters I have ever seen”
Market Segment Director
Grundfos Holding A/S
“Magnus is one of the most dynamic and thought-provoking speakers in the world. He has a unique ability to quickly identify, connect and track trends and convey in a very compelling, insightful manner. He leaves the audience mesmerized and always wanting more”
Stevens J. Sainte-Rose
Group Director, Human Resources
The Coca-Cola Company
“What a great presenter! Magnus Lindkvist not only knows his subject intimately but he clearly also does extensive research on his audience. The result is incredibly impactful, the audience entranced and fully involved.
I’d travel a long way to listen to Magnus impart his message!”
Charles Clayton, Director
Institute of Risk Management
“When Magnus presented the keynote address at our thought leadership speaker series, audience feedback was positively through the roof. Throug a post-event survey, employees overwhelmingly agreed that Magnus helped to promote the gathering and sharing of new ideas at MBUSA. He illustrated a complex topic in a very compelling way and inspired us to think very differently.”
Tracy Darchini, Communications Strategist,
“Magnus Lindkvist’s presentation at this year’s International Management Meeting in Chamonix received a nearly perfect score (97.8%) from participants”
Allianz Global Assistance
“The best Swedish export since
Abba and meatballs”
CIPD 2010 delegate