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FOMO Sapiens with Patrick J. McGinnis

Author: Patrick J. McGinnis

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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."

64 Episodes
In the last episode of the season, author and global affairs expert, Christian Busch, shares the results of 10 years of research into the art and science of luck.
Bestselling author Bruce Feiler discusses the research and philosophy behind his new book, "Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age."
Essentialism, simply put, is living only for what really matters. Greg McKeown, author of the global bestseller "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less," discusses how to prioritize our time and energy.
Celebrity party planner Bronson Van Wyck, founder of Van Wyck & Van Wyck event production and design agency, returns to the show to discuss how he pivoted his business to virtual events to survive in the socially distanced age.
When Kate Ryder started to raise funding for a pioneering healthcare app for women, the (mostly male) VCs didn't believe her idea was "big" enough. So Ryder turned to female investors and VCs with healthcare industry expertise to raise capital for Maven, which has served five million patients in 175 countries, since launching in 2014.
Political innovation activists Katherine Gehl and Michael Porter discuss innovative reforms that could increase competition and accountability in American politics.
Political innovation activists Katherine Gehl and Michael Porter explain how America's two-party political system undermines the robust competition and accountability necessary for democracy to thrive.
In an age where we increasingly pass responsibility for our most important choices on to experts, trend analyst Vikram Mansharamani explains why cultivating the knowledge and skills of a generalist can help preserve our autonomy and self-determination.
After working 90-hour weeks as a successful, serial entrepreneur, a battle with depression led TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie to reevaluate his life balance and, ultimately, create his newest startup.
Data can play an important role in challenging the illusions, presumptions, and prejudices of “common sense.” In this episode, New York Times bestselling author and data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz explains how to use rigorous analysis to follow the data – wherever it leads.
Farmgirl Flowers founder (and friend of the show) Christina Stembel returns to share how she navigated difficult emotions and impossible decisions during the early days of the Covid-19 crisis, as she tried to save the startup that she spent 10 years building. Plus, Zibby Owens, creator of the podcast, “Moms Don't Have Time To Read,” helps us broaden our reading horizons during lockdown.
Professor Alexandra Carter, director of Columbia Law School’s Mediation Clinic, explains how to overcome FOMO when negotiating for work and in everyday life. Plus, social media comedy sensation Matt Buechele (@mattbooshel) tells us how he’s creating viral internet comedy during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Caveday founders Jake Kahana, Jeremy Redleaf, and Molly Sonsteng explain how an experiment in productivity among friends became a startup that helps companies, teams, and individuals around the world reshape their work rituals to become more productive, focused, and engaged. Plus, Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of remote education company PresenceLearning, offers homeschooling tips for parents and kids.
Chobani President Peter McGuinness explains how the American food company’s actions outside the boardroom reflect the values of its founder and its employees, and how a commitment to doing good can drive innovation and market success.
Hello Monday host and LinkedIn Senior Editor at Large Jessi Hempel takes over as host for a day, interviewing Patrick about how he has explored the world to learn how FOMO and FOBO arise as a function of culture, social status, and even as our response to crisis, such as during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Yael Melamed, a psychotherapist and executive coach, explains how she cultivates spirituality, humor, and resilience in the face of adversity – lessons she learned from a wide-ranging career that started in business. Melamed says that tragedy and hardship can be powerful opportunities for personal growth.
Dan Schawbel, a future of work expert, breaks down the pressures that new technology trends have placed on human needs for community and bonding at work. He also explains how teams can communicate and collaborate effectively while working remotely.
Veteran venture capitalist Beth Ferreira compares and contrasts the economic challenges posed by Covid-19 with past economy-wide downturns.
Sesame Workshop’s President of Social Impact and Philanthropy, Sherrie Westin, shares her journey from the White House to ABC to Sesame Workshop. Along the way, she has learned to manage competing priorities in her work, which touches the lives of children across the globe. Westin's path has been unconventional. She's made choices that have given her the opportunity to work with U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Big Bird. In this episode, she explains how her wide-ranging professional experiences have been invaluable in pursuing Sesame's mission, as well as in making crucial professional choices that align with her values and vision for her life and her family.
Fifteen years ago, while host Patrick McGinnis was a student at Harvard Business School, he wrote a column for the student newspaper about his observation that the student body’s social schedules were driven by two forces: The Fear of Missing Out and the Fear of a Better Option -- or FOMO and FOBO, for short. Then McGinnis graduated, started his career, and mostly forgot about it -- until a reporter looking into FOMO’s origins tracked it back to him.
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whenever anyone from the USA says "the rest of the world" what they really mean is the USA only lol

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