Magnus Lindkvist

Internationally respected trend-spotter and futurologist

Magnus Lindkvist | NMP Live
About

Magnus Lindkvist is a trend spotter and futurologist who weaves together the most important and exciting current trends to forecast what life, society and business might look like in the future. With a uniquely energetic speaking style, his talks are a multimedia-infused boost of intellectual inspiration about topics ranging from trend spotting and innovation to future-living and the business world of tomorrow.

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 delivered 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.

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 second book, Creative Friction, was 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.

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.’

He is an active contributor to TED, the technology, entertainment and design conference based in California with conferences held all over the world. In 2009, he won the “Business Speaker of the Year” award in Sweden. He's also created the world's first academically accredited course in Trendspotting and Future Thinking at Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship.

He is regarded as THE person to turn to for insight into future trends.

Speech Topics

As a keynote speaker, Magnus Lindkvist is one of the most sought-after globally on the subjects of trends, trend spotting and future possibilities. He is the author of two books Everything We Know is Wrong: The Trendspotter's Handbook (2009) and The Attack of the Unexpected (2010) and in 2009, he won the coveted Business Speaker of the Year award in Sweden.

In 2008, he created the world's first academically accredited course in Trend spotting and Future Thinking at Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. Magnus is a member of renowned conference TED - technology, entertainment and design.

Magnus Lindkvist's speeches are a whirlwind of ideas and inspiration that will energise and intellectually refresh listeners using a mix of images, videos, sound and, of course, a world-class delivery of the spoken word.

You will find Magnus Lindkvist speaking all over the world for firms such as Goldman Sachs, The BBC, MTV, KPMG, Coca-Cola, and McDonald's, to name a few.

Testimonials

Incredibly rich and thought-provoking presentation. You rallied my team and took us out of our comfort zone where we need to tread if we are to exploit tomorrow's business possibilities

CEO, Pan-European Financial Services Provider

We booked Magnus for our AM Summit 2021 as an energiser talk – and our expectations were more than met. Although probably giving this presentation several times, it felt tailor made for our event and target group, and we felt Magnus being both well prepared and very much present and attentive to the specific event at the same time participating with interest for the conference’s objective and participants... We were very satisfied – and our feedback from the participants shows a very (!!) high rating for Magnus’ presentation as well. It was a pleasure working with Magnus both from a professional and a personal perspective.

Aia Lykke - Head of Communications, Dansk AM Hub

Magnus never fails to engage the audience with a look at the future of our industry, delivered in a fun and entertaining style that links things to today’s realities so that people can see, understand and believe. A great key note with fantastic feedback from colleagues.

Tom Rose - Head of International Operations, SPAR International

Many thanks for your exceptional presentation today. I could tell everyone was very enthusiastic about it - a perfect finish to our meeting. I look forward to referring others to engage with you for their events.

Jeff Womack, NTT Data, Inc

Magnus Lindkvist's presentation was very well received. This session got a unanimous maximum score on all the evaluation forms. I found his presentation very professionally brought, very lively and both engaged and entertaining.

Jan De Roeck, Director Solutions Management Esko

Magnus Lindkvist was the undisputed STAR (in capital letters) in a series of Future-themed conferences ACCA organised in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing in May 2014. Despite the gruelling travel schedule we put him through, Magnus was the consummate performer throughout, displaying perfect showmanship in every single 'show' and maintaining his high energy level all the way till the last conference. Magnus' keynote speech in each market reconfigured the minds of our conference delegates, setting them up perfectly for the invigorating discussion that followed on how businesses and the finance profession should future-proof themselves. Feedback from all five cities was overwhelmingly positive and the delegates simply could not get enough of Magnus! We could not have wished for a more suitable keynote speaker.

Chun Wee Chiew - Head of Policy, Asia Pacific, ACCA

Just wanted to say thank you again for one of my top 3 favorite keynotes of all time (I've been doing this for 10 years, so that is saying something). I've heard so many good things about you from others in my organization- and they were all true!

Kelly Schram, FEI Munich

Magnus was great. The session achieved exactly what I needed it to. He was a pleasure to deal with all afternoon and the talk got rave reviews.

Andy Hedge, Xchanging Plc

Books and DVDs

Clients often ask about purchasing books for giveaways and delegate packs. Below you’ll find a selection of products by Magnus Lindkvist. Click the images to view on Amazon's website. For bulk orders, please speak with your Booking Agent.

How to book Magnus Lindkvist for your event

To book Magnus Lindkvist, please submit an online enquiry, email bookings@nmp.co.uk or speak with one of our booking agents on +44 (0)1372 361 004.

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