FOMO Sapiens with Patrick J. McGinnis

FOMO Sapiens with Patrick J. McGinnis
From Harvard Business Review

You Are the Product: Giancarlo Pitocco and the Attention Economy
May 16 • 41 min
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
May 9 • 39 min
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
May 2 • 30 min
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
Apr 25 • 37 min
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
Apr 18 • 40 min
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
Apr 11 • 38 min
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
Apr 3 • 42 min
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
Mar 14 • 32 min
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…
Hometown Kid Makes Good Code
Feb 28 • 32 min
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…
Moneyball for the Music Industry
Feb 14 • 31 min
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…
Fun Beats FOMO
Jan 31 • 36 min
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…
The History and Future of FOMO and FOBO
Jan 4 • 27 min
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…
Hungry for Success
Jan 3 • 33 min
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…
FOMO, FOBO, and Picking the Perfect College
Dec 13, 2018 • 34 min
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
Nov 28, 2018 • 41 min
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
Nov 15, 2018 • 31 min
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
Nov 1, 2018 • 35 min
Forward Majority’s Vicky Hausman leverages her organizational knowledge to heal our democratic process.
Renaissance Men Don’t Get FOMO
Oct 18, 2018 • 41 min
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
Oct 4, 2018 • 41 min
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…
Indistractable Equals Indestructible
Sep 20, 2018 • 35 min
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…
Finding the Courage to Monetize Your Talents
Sep 6, 2018 • 30 min
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
Aug 23, 2018 • 31 min
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
Aug 9, 2018 • 34 min
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…
FOMO and the Influencer Economy
Jul 25, 2018 • 29 min
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…