The Swedish born and raised Stefan Hyttfors is passionate about how innovation, disruptive technologies, and behavioural change affects our world and its social issues. He is of the belief that digitalization and network technologies have highlighted inequality and the unsustainable consumption of resources.
The very successful Stefan started out as a photojournalist, later becoming photo editor-in-chief at a newspaper. Due to the stress associated with the position and the financial situation of the company, Stefan decided to resign.
Stefan went on to found a PR company, Wenderfalk PR, and decided to study economics. The successful company earned a number of prestigious awards. But, because Stefan disliked the role of manager, left his own company and struck out on his own.
The highly acclaimed economist and speaker also authored Yoga For Leaders: How to Manage Self-Disruption in a World of Self-Destruction, a book that has Stefan draw on yogi philosophy and the concepts of mind mastery to address disruptive change.
Of his book, it is said, “In a time of cynicism about the future, Stefan Hyttfors has crafted a book that urges us to reach higher – in our consciousness and our aspirations. Combining timeless wisdom and future trends, he weaves an inspiring narrative to help us prepare for the changes ahead and like a bottle of complex wine, Yoga for Leaders is both ancient and contemporary, simplistic and complicated and – as Hyttfors generously admits – both wrong and right. As a reader, you will come out on the other side feeling enlightened and rejuvenated. Just like yoga, when it works at its best.” – Magnus Lindkvist, Trendspotter and Futurologist, author of Manifesto
A believer in the power of the internet, Stefan Hyttfors is of the view that the only security you have is your belief in yourself. He prepares his clients for change and is of the opinion that there are only two types of change, i.e. you either fall or you jump. When you choose to jump, you get to steer yourself to where you land.
The much lauded Stefan has twice been awarded the Swedish Speaker of the Year Award by Telarforum.
“Change is what makes life fun, what makes each generation more well off than the next and what makes this a great time to be alive. It’s a relentless tide that we can either fight against or ride.
“I prefer riding it, and I want to help you do the same.” – Stefan Hyttfors
“Stefan Hyttfors is a very inspiring and entertaining key note speaker. His engaging speech of Disruption lifted our high-end business seminar to a whole new level. Feedback of the seminar scored highest ever!”
“Stefan is a combination of a stand up comedian and thoughtful key note speaker. He delivers energy and laughs while at the same time making you reflect upon todays challenges and how to tackle the unknown future. We really appreciated his key note and I highly recommend him if you want an inspiring talk about change. He was also very easy to work with.”
“In hindsight it seems obvious that Stefan would become one of the most sought after speakers in Scandinavia. His lectures mix together visions of the future, business trends, and societal changes in an unique way. He makes your eyebrows go up. The tempo is high and entertaining, his observations are spot-on. Many people lecture on technology and trends, but only Stefan really makes you ponder the societal and behavioral changes that the new technology entails. “Stefan Hyttfors is, without doubt, the greatest lecturer I’ve seen in the genre.”