We humans tend to overestimate the short-term effects, but underestimate the long-term effects of any new technology. In a world of attention deficit, there is great power in playing the long-term game. I want to work with people that have the perseverance to stick around until we make true impact on society.
5 billion unique users
For 22 years straight, in 10 countries, I immersed myself in one industry. I started with programming mobile data protocols in temporary construction barracks in Sweden (still used in 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G). We then built the biggest tech ecosystem of all time. Towards the end I was heading our network products in Asia, with billions of dollars in yearly sales. Everyone dreams about changing the world. We did it.
8 billion mobile subscriptions, 5 billion unique users, on one inclusive system for the entire world, China included. Everyone uses it. Everyone affords it.
My final achievement was making a real impact on global warming, which won Ericsson’s big award at Mobile World Congress in 2017, an incredible honor.
At that point, I felt my mission in Telecom was done.
Leaving a legacy
I then left Ericsson and started almost 2 years of preparations for LS FUTURE TECHNOLOGY AB. Legacy is a powerful thought. One day, when I am gray and old, rocking my chair on the porch in the sunset, I will tell my grandchildren about Mobile Data and the Green Site, and how those technologies changed the world. But first I want to do more.
The world is facing pressing issues and I see technologies that can solve them, for good. I could have spent the next 25 years riding comfortably on past achievements, but I read a quote once that stuck with me:
“When you see a chance to change the world, get up and get it done.”
Blockchain can give increased financial inclusion.
New mobile tech can reverse mega-urbanization.
GreenTech with geothermal can solve global warming.
AI can solve short term thinking and fake news.
VR & AR can become a more human interface to the digital world.
=> So I am immersing myself in these technologies.
Am I an expert? In any new technology, I believe there are no experts. We are all beginners together. I can make unique contributions in specific areas where I can draw on 20+ years of experience in creating global tech ecosystems with billions of users, because in that I am an expert.
We are also moving quickly towards a world of infinite leverage. Through investment networks, one person can achieve almost infinite impact, with no other resources than his or her mind.
=> So I am building an investment network (see Larsson Line).
Key Opinion Leader (KOL)
“Influencers” are gaining power, a fact that has not escaped anyone, but I believe that we have only seen the very tip of this iceberg. In the future, I think that global Key Opinion Leaders, KOLs, can get country presidents elected or overthrown.
KOLs will become central to all business. Having a trusted voice is necessary.
=> So I am building a social media presence.
Enough talking - Let’s get to work!
If you are a leader at a tech company in any of the technology fields above, let’s talk! I would love to help you, be it with principal consultancy, a speaking engagement or a video where we work together to bring your vision to life for customers and investors (subject to regulatory compliance - no ico’s).
If you are an individual who want to become a better trader or investor of technology assets - tech stocks and crypto, FA and TA - I recommend to take my course so we are on the same page, and then let’s share ideas and opportunities. That also gives you access to the “Larsson Line” indicator. It used to have a more professional name, but everyone called just called it LarssonLine :-)
I don’t have all the answers myself, but the network we are building can move the world. A friend who is a medical doctor once told me “It’s not what you eat between Christmas and New Year that makes you fat, it’s what you eat between New Year and Christmas.” In a business context, that means: Small daily steps, taken over long periods of time, takes us an astonishing distance.
P.S. If you have read all the way here, we have a lot in common. Then definitely write to me now, e-mail LS@LSfuture.com or WhatsApp +46 72 209 42 73. Cheers.
Thank you for being here. I hope to be of service to you.
/ Anders Larsson