John Sanei is a trend specialist, futurist and a best-selling author who was a multimillionaire in his 20s. But he lost all his wealth, went bankrupt and went down a downward spiral that costed him his marriage. In this episode he shares his techniques in trendspotting that can help you futureproof your business or even start and grow a new one.
He explains how his experiences being bankrupt actually led him to where he is today. John also talks about a little known secret about the James Cameron blockbuster Avatar, and how his experience with it led to his transformation.
John Sanei (Sah-nay) is a best-selling author, futurist and 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.
John talks about a lot of things in this interview. Here are specific things you’ll learn:
and so much more!
John Sanei’s interview is available in audio.
Think about this. Back in the early 2000s, a lot of creative business owners started using Myspace to showcase their work and also grow their businesses. Jim, was one of them.
But in just a few years, Facebook arrived and a lot of these businesses, including Jim, found themselves in a deserted place, and had to literally start from scratch. Jim lost all his leads, customer contacts and everything else he had going on, inside Myspace. This is bound to happen when you rent a place…like a social media platform, to grow your business and brand.
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Special thanks to John Sanei for taking time to join me this week!