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John Sanei

Leading With Confidence

John Sanei, keynote speaker, futures strategist and bestselling author admits to not knowing what the future holds, but he has no doubts about the skills we need to live in it.

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John Sanei is the embodiment of how he sees the entrepreneur of the future. Far from making and selling widgets, he uses his personal and very specific brand of genius to create value in a collaborative way.

He describes himself as a future strategist and trend specialist who combines human behaviour and future studies to create keynotes, masterclasses and books that help people, businesses and brands build the courage and clarity they need to forge the future they want.

John divides his time between South Africa, the UK and the United Arab Emirates, but his keynote talks and masterclasses have earned him global recognition. He is Africa’s first Singularity University Faculty Member, a lecturer at Duke Corporate Education and an associate partner at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies.


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The world is struggling with a transition from an analytical, logical approach to life to an emotional one and this, John Sanei believes, is the root cause of mental health issues. One of the most powerful tools to deal with it, he says, is becoming familiar with who you really are through meditation.

In this recipe, the internationally renowned keynote speaker, futures strategist and bestselling author applies esoteric-sounding concepts to entrepreneurship. Wondering why you make money easily only to lose it even faster? Or why you keep ending up in bad relationships or dead-end businesses? The solution lies in past trauma that needs to be healed.

Only by leaving the past behind can you step into the future, which is uncertain and exciting in equal measure, according to John. He recommends that entrepreneurs adopt an attitude of curiosity and optimism, and a willingness to play with the opportunities technology brings.

What You'll Learn


This recipe proposes a different approach to life, one that opens our eyes to how we create our own relaties to justify long-held beliefs, one in which different parts of the world function in different timeframes, and one in which brain states determine ageing.

You will learn about the five elements of intuition, the real source of change and what entrepreneurs need to start out on their journey (hint: it’s not money).

The recipe also touches on the need for value-based decision making, shares thoughts on what the real job of entrepreneurs of the future will be, and espouses the virtues of fitting out.


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