Marketing & Media Trends

John Sanei

Futures Strategist, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Podcaster
Location:Cape Town, South Africa


Futures Strategist John Sanei makes sense of future trends and merges them so individuals and organisations can forge forward with confidence, elevating their leadership vision to exponential heights.

At the intersection of human science, neuroscience, quantum technology, futurism and business strategy, John has a knack for sharing his knowledge and creating meaningful connections. He ignites platforms, connects with crowds and leaves an empowering perspective that lasts long after the lights have switched off.
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Servicing the customer of the future

Throughout the world we're seeing established and long-standing institutions under scrutiny for unethical practice or abusing their power of authority...

By John Sanei 13 May 2021

Commitment is a game changer in an uncertain world

Once upon a time there were people that worked in offices, with water coolers and boardrooms and an IT Department down the corridor. Once upon a time there were...

By John Sanei 15 Mar 2021

#BizTrends2019: The acceleration of acceleration

I am hugely inspired by Peter Diamandis, who has motivated a lot of my work. As a proud member of the South African faculty of Singularity University, I watch a lot of his talks, and attend many of their events. This share is very much a presentation by him, with some additions by me. The way he puts things together, and his vision of the future, is outstanding...

By John Sanei 8 Jan 2019

The road to conscious capitalism

The world is caught in a never-ending chase. Without even realising it, we seem always to be hurrying after something - something we can't even describe - a chase to nowhere...

By John Sanei 2 Aug 2018

The digital revolution is futile without a customer focus

As the digital industry, we are the custodians of change. We introduce the tools that have the potential to bring exponential levels of growth, efficiency and engagement to our businesses. However, digital alone is not the cure-all for every business problem. In order for digital to succeed in today's climate, it has to be keenly focused on consumer and employee needs...

By John Sanei 17 Feb 2017

Want to know why the Kardashians have become so popular?

"You don't sing, you don't dance, you don't have any talents," said Barbara Walters when she hosted the Kardashians on her show many moons ago. In his final press speech, Barack Obama also mentioned: "Kendall Jenner is here. I'm not exactly sure what she does..."

By John Sanei 20 Jul 2016

Ten things that won't change in the future

As a trend and strategy specialist I'm always talking about what's going to change in our future, but thought it would be good to also talk about what is not going to change, for a change...

By John Sanei 13 Jul 2016

The magic of Virtual Reality (VR) and how it's going to impact our lives real soon...

I was inspired by Elon Musk in his recent interview at the Code Conference, where he was saying that games in the next five years will be pretty much exactly like real life...

By John Sanei 15 Jun 2016

Ten jobs of the future - which are you skilling up for?

Past trends may no longer be a reliable indicator of future job prospects...

By John Sanei 8 Jun 2016

The most advanced Olympics Games are around the corner - Japan 2020

Japan is promising that they will host the most technologically advanced games in the history of the world. This is how they are planning to do it...

By John Sanei 1 Jun 2016

Change vs. transformational management

Forget about change management, we are squarely in the transformation age and with it we need to apply transformational management...

By John Sanei 25 May 2016

Possible future of music in the digital space

Very few industries have been affected by digital as much as the music industry. Talk about disruption to the max...

By John Sanei 24 Feb 2016

Business is about selling

Selling yourself, your concept, your product, your service...

By John Sanei 17 Feb 2016

Do you want to be a trend forecaster?

It's actually pretty easy(ish), but shh, don't tell anyone...

By John Sanei 10 Feb 2016

Are you suffering from FOLO?

We have all been in situations where we thought we were missing out on something or other, FOLO is the Fear Of Living Offline...

By John Sanei 27 Jan 2016

All these trends! What am I supposed to be doing with them?

In the past five years the number of trends websites and trend experts have doubled if not tripled. The ability to understand the future is the promise...

By John Sanei 20 Jan 2016

Change your own behaviour, and your organisation's

After working with clients across many sectors for many years now, I have witnessed that process of change is exciting and fun at the beginning, hard but still fun(ish) in the middle and totally draining at the end. Here's why...

By John Sanei 14 Jan 2016

Start acting like it's tomorrow

Stop acting like it is yesterday. Seriously, stop doing SWOT analysis and consumer focus groups, they are becoming more and more irrelevant and based on the past and present...

By John Sanei 31 Dec 2015

Steps to create and maintain a great company culture

The internet has created two clear pockets of people: the hyper-informed consumer and the hyper-sensitive staff member...

By John Sanei 30 Nov 2015

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