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Patrick J. McGinnis, creator of the term FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), talks to leaders in business, entrepreneurship, politics, and culture. How do they choose from among the many opportunities in their busy lives and find the courage to miss out on the the rest? Patrick is the author of "The 10% Entrepreneur."

Patrick J. McGinnis, creator of the term FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), talks to leaders in business, entrepreneurship, politics, and culture. How do they choose from among the many opportunities in their busy lives and find the courage to miss out on the the rest? Patrick is the author of "The 10% Entrepreneur."
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Patrick J. McGinnis, creator of the term FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), talks to leaders in business, entrepreneurship, politics, and culture. How do they choose from among the many opportunities in their busy lives and find the courage to miss out on the the rest? Patrick is the author of "The 10% Entrepreneur."

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English


Episodes

You Are the Product: Giancarlo Pitocco and the Attention Economy

5/16/2019
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Former Facebook and Instagram employee Giancarlo Pitocco explains how the attention economy has created a mental health and productivity crisis -- and how we can begin to reclaim our valuable time and attention.

Duration:00:42:19

Wicked Lobstah: Vertical Integration and the Luke’s Lobster Success Story

5/9/2019
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Founder and CEO of Luke's Lobster, Luke Holden, explains how vertical integration -- taking a direct hand in the supply side of his successful lobster shack business -- has been crucial to the runaway success of his passion project.

Duration:00:39:24

Internet Trolls & Crazy Rich Asians: The Wild World of Vintage Watch Collectors

5/2/2019
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Eric Wind, former senior watch specialist at Christie’s and a “watch-preneur,” reveals how you can navigate the often irrational world of collection to make money while having fun in the process.

Duration:00:30:43

The Instagram Army: Activism in the 21st Century

4/25/2019
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Venezuelan model, social media influencer, and activist, Eglantina Zingg, shares how Instagram and her remarkable upbringing in the Amazon turned her into a fierce advocate for women and girls.

Duration:00:37:56

The Other FO You Need to Know: FOBO — Fear of a Better Option

4/18/2019
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New York Times Smarter Living columnist Tim Herrera has spent his career writing about the intersection of tech and culture. Tim speaks about the evolution of FOMO, FOBO, and our collective search for a cure.

Duration:00:40:45

Start-Ups and the Women Who Fund Them

4/11/2019
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Shan-Lyn Ma, CEO of the wedding e-commerce company Zola, and Anu Duggal, founder of Female Founders Fund, talk fundraising, venture capital, and how women are driving diversity in the world of start-ups.

Duration:00:38:49

Andrew Yang’s Audacious Plan to Save Us from Automation

4/3/2019
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U.S. presidential candidate Andrew Yang explains how he’s running his campaign like an entrepreneur and how his plan for Universal Basic Income might just be the viral product he needs to win it all.

Duration:00:42:57

The Science of Good Decisions

3/14/2019
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Despite our lofty intellects, decision-making is one of the biggest challenges to humans. Cheryl Einhorn shares the process that led to developing AREA, a strategic tool used by some of the most powerful organizations in the world, and why our increasingly complex modern world demands better decisions.

Duration:00:32:10

Hometown Kid Makes Good Code

2/28/2019
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FOMO Sapiens’ youngest guest, Diego Gonzalez, shares his triumphs, failures, and learnings from his problem-solving ventures born of hackathons: StudentPeer, a peer-to-peer tutoring client, and a novel use of the diagnostic tool Microlisa as an affordable, low-friction lung cancer screening tool. He shows us that while FOMO knows no age limits, neither does entrepreneurship.

Duration:00:32:17

Moneyball for the Music Industry

2/14/2019
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What makes a hit? Jacob Fain of Sony/ATV Music Publishing knows that the path from creative genius to creative success is rarely a straight line. Jacob shares the thoughts, processes, and tools that a music A&R uses to bring the next big thing to the world.

Duration:00:31:24

Fun Beats FOMO

1/31/2019
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Vana Koutsomitis is in the business of relationships, and she knows that "fun" brings people together the best. She’s the CEO of DatePlay, where romantic matches meet by playing mobile games together, creator of VinoByVana wines, and a branding and marketing strategist. Vana talks about how to turn social influence into startup success.

Duration:00:36:59

The History and Future of FOMO and FOBO

1/4/2019
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From the seismic impact of millennials on the market to the rise of Trump and the first article about FOMO, Ben Schreckinger has written about the intersection of politics, culture, and the economy for years.Ben dons his journalist hat and turns the tables, interviewing me about the history and future of FOMO and FOBO.

Duration:00:27:10

Hungry for Success

1/3/2019
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Rip Van Wafels co-founders Rip Pruisken and Marco de Leon started their company in a dorm room at Brown University, primarily serving their products to college students. Those products are now sold in thousands of Starbucks and are a favorite snack in Silicon Valley tech companies.

Duration:00:33:34

FOMO, FOBO, and Picking the Perfect College

12/13/2018
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Kate Eberle Walker, education executive and former CEO of The Princeton Review, breaks down the FOMO- and FOBO-provoking experience of choosing a college.

Duration:00:34:35

Fighting FOMO with Love, Not Fear

11/28/2018
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Craig Dubitsky, the nice guy behind disruptors Hello Products, an oral care brand, and EOS, the lip balm maker, knows that building a brand around positivity doesn't just give you warm fuzzies -- it gives you breakout success.

Duration:00:41:31

The Tesla Engineer Who Cured His Startup Hangover

11/15/2018
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Sisun Lee, the founder of Morning Recovery, a hangover prevention company, shares his story behind one of 2018's most spectacular breakout startups.

Duration:00:31:15

Fight for Your Beliefs: Trading the Corporate World for Political Entrepreneurship

11/1/2018
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Forward Majority's Vicky Hausman leverages her organizational knowledge to heal our democratic process.

Duration:00:35:09

Renaissance Men Don’t Get FOMO

10/18/2018
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As the founder of the clothing brand Rowing Blazers, Jack L. Carlson knows that popular fashion continues to evolve. Find out how he built a worldwide brand that blurs genres and creates its own influencers.

Duration:00:41:28

The Secret to an Examined Life

10/4/2018
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Khe Hy was a Wall Street analyst for 15 years and a managing director at the world's largest investment management company. Find out why he's now a blogger, author, and podcast director about happiness, self-examination, and quality of life. Khe Hy is the creator of RadReads.co

Duration:00:41:43

Indistractable Equals Indestructible

9/20/2018
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The author of "Hooked" and the blog, NirandFar, Nir Eyal’s passion for consumer psychology has a particular focus: how technology can attract, motivate, and even addict us. Nir tells us how we can master habits to send a powerful message and improve our own process.

Duration:00:35:51