Whether you’re a small business owner or part of a large conglomerate, there are certain trends you need to keep abreast of. But that’s easier said than done.

Enter Capetonian ‘trenovator’ John Sanei. With more than 20 years of experience, John has established himself as a trend specialist, business strategist, keynote speaker and entrepreneur who works with companies across the world. And now, he’s bringing all that knowledge straight to you in the form of his new book What’s Your Moonshot?. The book explores how you can innovate your business and thrive in the ever-changing economies of our time and shape the future while impacting more people. We quizzed John on how the Mother City impacts his creative mind.

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1 How does Cape Town influence you or your work?

Nature is a wonderful catalyst for creativity and innovation. I travel a lot and the ability to come home to the Mother City and get ‘off the treadmill’ helps me access my best thinking.

2 What do you love most about this city?

Proximity is my favourite aspect – quick access to mountains, ocean, the Winelands and a plethora of the best food and coffee in the world.

3 If your friend was visiting Cape Town for the first time, where would you take them?

Babylonstoren – it’s one of my favourite experiences in the world.

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4 Describe the city in three words.

Majestic. Nurturing. Inspiring.

5 If you were to create a souvenir that represents Cape Town, what would it be or look like?

Something that would represent Table Mountain.

6 What’s your favourite Cape catchphrase?

‘Awe, my bru.’

7 Three Capetonians we should be following online?

Ryan Sands, Nik Rabinowitz and Lindiwe Mazubuko.


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