FOMO Sapiens with Patrick J. McGinnis

By HBR Presents / Patrick J. McGinnis

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store.

Category: Business

Open in iTunes

Open RSS feed

Open Website

Rate for this podcast

Subscribers: 48
Reviews: 0


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." The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.

Episode Date
Don’t Read the Comments: Katie Rosman’s Survival Guide to Journalism in the Social Media Age
New York Times features reporter Katie Rosman lives at the intersection of popular culture, journalism, and social media. She shares her outlook on the future of reporting in an era of click counts, fake news, and the disruption of print journalism.
Jun 13, 2019
Disruptive Fair Trade: How Naadam Is Getting the Cashmere Industry’s Goat
Matt Scanlan, CEO of the cashmere clothing company, Naadam, talks about how he created a successful startup with almost no knowledge of the industry that he was about to disrupt forever.
Jun 06, 2019
Reddit, the Bustling Marketplace of Ideas: How to Preserve — and Monetize — Community-Driven Free Expression
Reddit COO Jen Wong discusses the biggest social network you never talk about, and how Reddit's unique culture of free expression within community-moderated spaces has made it one of the most robust marketplaces of ideas on the internet.
May 30, 2019
The Business of Keeping It Simple: How Less is More at Primary
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.
May 23, 2019
You Are the Product: Giancarlo Pitocco and the Attention Economy
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.
May 16, 2019
Wicked Lobstah: Vertical Integration and the Luke’s Lobster Success Story
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.
May 09, 2019
Internet Trolls & Crazy Rich Asians: The Wild World of Vintage Watch Collectors
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.
May 02, 2019
The Instagram Army: Activism in the 21st Century
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.
Apr 25, 2019
The Other FO You Need to Know: FOBO — Fear of a Better Option
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.
Apr 18, 2019
Start-Ups and the Women Who Fund Them
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.
Apr 11, 2019
Andrew Yang’s Audacious Plan to Save Us from Automation
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.
Apr 03, 2019
The Science of Good Decisions
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.
Mar 14, 2019
Hometown Kid Makes Good Code
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.
Feb 28, 2019
Moneyball for the Music Industry
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.
Feb 14, 2019
Fun Beats FOMO
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.
Jan 31, 2019
The History and Future of FOMO and FOBO
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.
Jan 04, 2019
Hungry for Success
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.
Jan 03, 2019
FOMO, FOBO, and Picking the Perfect College
Kate Eberle Walker, education executive and former CEO of The Princeton Review, breaks down the FOMO- and FOBO-provoking experience of choosing a college.
Dec 13, 2018
Fighting FOMO with Love, Not Fear
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.
Nov 28, 2018
The Tesla Engineer Who Cured His Startup Hangover
Sisun Lee, the founder of Morning Recovery, a hangover prevention company, shares his story behind one of 2018's most spectacular breakout startups.
Nov 15, 2018
Fight for Your Beliefs: Trading the Corporate World for Political Entrepreneurship
Forward Majority's Vicky Hausman leverages her organizational knowledge to heal our democratic process.
Nov 01, 2018
Renaissance Men Don’t Get FOMO
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.
Oct 18, 2018
The Secret to an Examined Life
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
Oct 04, 2018
Indistractable Equals Indestructible
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.
Sep 20, 2018
Finding the Courage to Monetize Your Talents
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.
Sep 06, 2018
How to Scale Your Side Hustle While Working and Studying Full-Time
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%?
Aug 23, 2018
FOMO and the Fight for Your Life
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 a lifelong cure for FOMO.
Aug 09, 2018
FOMO and the Influencer Economy
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 tool to drive early adoption and sales.
Jul 25, 2018