‘Nothing is shaped more by the present than prophecies about the future. That is the starting point for Magnus Lindkvist’.
A graduate of Stockholm School of Economics and UCLA School of Film, Television and Theatre, Magnus Lindkvist has made a career out of fusing the measurability and tangibility of the business world with the imaginative storytelling of Hollywood. With a background as a management consultant and brand strategist, he founded his company Pattern Recognition in 2005 to help companies make sense (and money) out of the future.
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.
“What I do is intellectual acupuncture”, says Magnus. “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.”
His intellectual acupuncture needles are the result 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.