Magnus Lindkvist
Guest keynote

Magnus Lindkvist

Trend Spotter and Futurist
Magnus Lindkvist is a trend spotting futurologist and author who weaves together important current trends to forecast what life, society and business might look like in the future. 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. With a Master of Science in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics, 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 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!’
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Wednesday, 09 December, 2020 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM GMT
(08:00 AM - 08:30 AM PST)
Guest Keynote: How to Future

When we define tomorrow as a set of deterministic trends - from job-stealing robots to climate apocalypse - we inadvertently become slaves to the future. What if we redefine future as a verb - to future? Based on studying groundbreaking innovators, creative organizations and historical discoveries, this talk isolates a set of key insights about what it takes to future, i.e. what it takes to create tomorrow, not just talk about it
A counter intuitive talk about the secret history of innovation aimed at arming the audience with a set of tools to solve problems in new ways and build truly unique organizations.

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