FOMO Sapiens with 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 t...Show More
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Hometown Kid Makes Good Code

32:18 | Feb 28th

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 affor...Show More
The Business of Keeping It Simple: How Less is More at Primary

33:33 | May 23rd

Primary cofounders Galyn Bernard and Christina Carbonell discuss how staying true to their model of curated options and organic community engagement has made their children’s clothing company a startup success.
You Are the Product: Giancarlo Pitocco and the Attention Economy

41:22 | May 16th

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

39:25 | May 9th

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

30:43 | May 2nd

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.
The Instagram Army: Activism in the 21st Century

37:56 | Apr 25th

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

40:45 | Apr 18th

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.
Start-Ups and the Women Who Fund Them

38:49 | Apr 11th

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.
Andrew Yang’s Audacious Plan to Save Us from Automation

42:58 | Apr 3rd

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.
The Science of Good Decisions

32:10 | Mar 14th

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 increa...Show More
Moneyball for the Music Industry

31:24 | Feb 14th

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...Show More
Fun Beats FOMO

36:59 | Jan 31st

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 m...Show More
The History and Future of FOMO and FOBO

27:11 | Jan 4th

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 ...Show More
Hungry for Success

33:34 | Jan 3rd

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 i...Show More
FOMO, FOBO, and Picking the Perfect College

34:35 | Dec 13th, 2018

Kate Eberle Walker, education executive and former CEO of The Princeton Review, breaks down the FOMO- and FOBO-provoking experience of choosing a college.
Fighting FOMO with Love, Not Fear

41:31 | Nov 28th, 2018

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.
The Tesla Engineer Who Cured His Startup Hangover

31:15 | Nov 15th, 2018

Sisun Lee, the founder of Morning Recovery, a hangover prevention company, shares his story behind one of 2018's most spectacular breakout startups.
Fight for Your Beliefs: Trading the Corporate World for Political Entrepreneurship

35:09 | Nov 1st, 2018

Forward Majority's Vicky Hausman leverages her organizational knowledge to heal our democratic process.
Renaissance Men Don’t Get FOMO

41:17 | Oct 18th, 2018

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.
The Secret to an Examined Life

41:43 | Oct 4th, 2018

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 i...Show More
Indistractable Equals Indestructible

35:51 | Sep 20th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Finding the Courage to Monetize Your Talents

30:52 | Sep 6th, 2018

Dorie Clark is passionate about the art and science of personal entrepreneurship -- she writes, speaks, teaches, and lives it. The personal branding expert talks about the emotional jumps you need to take when you are the product.
How to Scale Your Side Hustle While Working and Studying Full-Time

31:18 | Aug 23rd, 2018

You probably already know MarketSnacks, the newsletter about Wall Street that makes financial news fun, accessible, and bite-sized. But did you know that its co-founders Jack Kramer and Nick Martell began MarketSnacks as a 10%?
FOMO and the Fight for Your Life

34:08 | Aug 9th, 2018

Media executive Sally Wolf was diagnosed with cancer three times in the course of two years. In this episode of FOMO Sapiens, she talks about how life’s unexpected twists and turns can change your priorities, refocus your energy, and maybe even offer...Show More
FOMO and the Influencer Economy

29:22 | Jul 25th, 2018

Social media expert Ryan Williams, author of The "Influencer Economy," kicks off FOMO Sapiens by exploring how influencers really drive social media marketing, how they're used to manipulate consumer behavior, and how you can harness this powerful to...Show More