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Getting to know ... Nicklas Bergman

Nicklas Bergman is a futurist who has spent the last 20+ years working as a serial entrepreneur and investor focusing on emerging markets and technologies. With vast experience from navigating through turbulent and uncertain technology environments, he is the perfect guide when you are trying to understand what the future will bring.

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE AS A CHILD?
Definitely an architect, and that was the plan until I left high-school.

ADVICE TO YOUR TEENAGE SELF?
Have fun and don't take things too seriously.

KARAOKE TUNE OF CHOICE?
"The Torture Never Stops" by Frank Zappa or "Intergalactic Planetary" by the Beastie Boys depending on mood.

CAREER PLAN B?
Going back to my original plan of becoming an architect. I actually studied industrial design just for fun in 2004-2005.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE OF YOUR LIFE?
Edward Norton.

SECRET TO A HAPPY RELATIONSHIP?
Keep the (positive) surprises coming.

CAT OR DOG?
Cat

STYLE ICON?
"Men in Black".

YOUR COFFEE ORDER?
Double espresso, strong!

NUMBER ONE ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
Going to space.

SECRET SKILL?
I'm an aspiring video artist.

DREAM DINNER DATE?
With three kids (4, 8 and 10) it has to be my wife, she's always interesting and fun.

WHAT WAS YOUR BIG BREAK?
Co-founding the Volvo distribution network in Romania in 1990. Definitely the best timing ever...

WHERE IS HOME?
Saltsjobaden, just outside Stockholm, Sweden.

FAVOURITE VILLAIN?
George Clooney in "From Dusk Till Dawn" or in "O Brother, Where Art Thou?".

BOOK THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE?
"The Diamond Age" by Neal Stephenson.

FIRST EVER RECORD?
Yes, "90125".

WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR YOU SEE..?
A doppelganger, slightly older than me.

ON A NIGHT OFF WE WOULD FIND YOU?
At the movies, probably watching sci-fi.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL?
Spicy chicken red curry.

SIGNATURE DANCE MOVE?
Head spin.

WHO DO YOU MOST ADMIRE AND WHY?
Anyone leaving their comfort zone to try new things and gain new perspectives.

MOTTO YOU LIVE BY
Stay curious, have fun and avoid boring people...