John Sanei


Trend Specialist & Business Innovation Strategist

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Areas of Expertise

Moderator  •  Facilitator  •  Exponential Thinking  •  Future Forecasting  •  Future of Work  •  Leadership  •  GGC-Food

About John

John Sanei (Sah-nay) is a best-selling author, futurist and keynote speaker whose passion for psychology and technology has seen him engage with brands across the globe, and help them build the mental approach needed to make tomorrow more abundant than they ever thought possible.

In What’s Your Moonshot? (his first book) he inspires the reader to ask bigger, bolder and more courageous questions about the future. In MAGNETiiZE – his second book, he invites the reader to focus on elegant, conscious and deliberate questions about the future.

John is also proudly the first African faculty member of Singularity University in San Francisco and The Duke Corporate Education.


Do you celebrate speed and efficiency or direction? - Shots of Foresight

What kind of victim are you? - Shots of Foresight

Ep 20 - Shots of Foresight - Jubilee

Do You Suffer from 'Horny Teenage Boy Syndrome?' - Shots of Foresight

How big, bold and courageous are your questions?

Difference between Motivation And Discipline

Thank you, CNBC Africa, for having me on your show talking all things MAGNETiiZE!

Do You Suffer from 'Horny Teenage Boy Syndrome?' - Shots of Foresight


Life is not a game | TEDxPretoria

Speaking Topics


    Key insights
    • Understand how and why we make decisions
    • Discover the tools to help bring self awareness
    • Grasp the future in a way to best prepare for it

    Today, more than ever before in history, do individual human beings have the power to impact more people, more often and with laser accuracy. We can build global vibrational villages of like-minded people across continents to join us in our quest. What is your quest? How do you find it? How do you cultivate it and how do you step into being the most spectacular version of yourself? Combine this with a good understanding of the future and you become unstoppable.


    Key insights:
    • Differentiate between management and leadership
    • Understand the future leadership traits for winning
    • Shift your organisations behaviour to become future ready
    Boston Consulting Group have developed an index that demonstrates in the past 60 years business complexity has increased 6-fold and that organizational complexity (internal procedures) increased 35-fold. Add to this, exponential technologies, millennials and generation Z and it becomes evident that we need to rethink, re-evaluate and redesign what leadership is. In this keynote I’ll share the traits of what this leader looks like and how best to adopt the mind-set of the future shaper, a bold creator and forever learner.


    Key insights:
    • Recognize your chase, learn how to step out and elegantly show up
    • Discover your why to build a profitable purpose lead organization Understand the tools to lead an organization fueled by excitement

    Caught in a never-ending chase, life and business only seem to get more complex, confusing and fast-paced. How can we regain our calm and clarity? How do we retain control and live purposeful lives when for so long doing business has been profit led?

    In this keynote, I reveal the way by helping you find authenticity and meaning through introspection. Then, I’ll guide you to look outward to comprehend why purpose-led businesses are no longer a choice rather the only rational answer for long-term sustainability to meet the needs of your conscious and ethical seeking future consumer.

    Once you discover your who, you’ll automatically discover your why and begin to lead with heart. This purpose combined with clear understanding of your business environment and the trends guiding it enables you to Magentiize your world.


    Key insights:
    • Identify the disruptors in outside sectors
    • Learn the ‘new’ rules of business
    • Increase your Adaptability Quotient (AQ)
    Is the idea of a disruptor keeping you up at night? Do you even know who will be ‘stealing your lunch money’ in the near future? How can you survive the influx of disruption?

    First of all, you need to look beyond the confines of your own industry, because disruptors typically come from outside of your sector. Next, you need to become familiar with the new rules of business and how to apply them.

    In this keynote, I show you how to survive disruption by asking new questions about your business, setting your sights on new industries and new rules, and moving your company from being IQ- and EQ-focused to being AQ-focused.


    Key insights
    • Identify the disruptors in outside sectors
    • Learn the ‘new’ rules of business
    • Increase your Adaptability Quotient (AQ)
    In an ever-changing world, staying relevant, authentic and profitable is a real challenge. In this keynote, I will coach you on how businesses can use trends in a very specific manner to form new habits that will fast-track the adoption of a “forever profitable” culture. The main aim is to dissect the needs of your consumers, and the sector they operate in.


    Key insights
    • Identify the need states of the your future employee
    • Understand needs states of your future market
    • Learn how to attract and retain your future employee
    It is no surprise that the future of your business is based on the quality of people you attract, inspire and motivate to work with you – rather than for you. In this keynote I will unpack what the 21st century employee will look like as well as the different markets that they live in. I’ll also give you insight into what drives their behaviour and how they will choose to work with you over other company in the future.


    Key insights:
    • Ask big, bold and courageous questions about your future
    • Learn how big brands set Moonshots and achieve them
    • Create a victor mindset and build audacious goals
    In this keynote I’ll show you how to thrive rather than survive by teaching you how to ask bigger, bolder, more courageous questions.

    By unpacking the mega-trends reshaping human behaviour, the way we do business and how we live our very lives, I’ll help you become future-focused and build a victor mindset. I’ll explain how to innovate your business with the ultimate aim of becoming the new type of billionaire: someone who positively affects billions of people. As foundations of modern economies; transportation, communication and energy – become free or virtually free, massive transformative ideas are now been driven by individual ambition and determination.

    No longer are these pioneering, game-changing missions or Moonshots the sole dominion of nations and global organizations, they are defined by big thinking driving change to shape the future and can be owned by anyone. So the real question is: What’s your Moonshot?

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