Author, The 10% Entrepreneur & The Inventor of FOMO and FOBO

• Are you struggling to find new ways to engage and inspire your employees?

• Is your company in need of an innovation overhaul?

• Are your team's choices based on following other company’s trends? 

• Or worse, are you avoiding crucial decisions, hoping that a better pick is just around the corner?

As a seasoned business speaker, I have the tools and insights to inspire and empower your employees to unleash their entrepreneurial talents and ditch corporate FOMO for the benefit of your company.  

And, I’m not only a speaker. I’m a venture capitalist, founder of Dirigo Advisors, and author of The 10% Entrepreneur, published by Penguin in 2016 and translated into ten languages as of 2018.

I've also been credited by Boston Magazine, MSNBC, Cheddar TV and Inc magazine as the inventor of the term of FOMO, or Fear of Missing Out. Yes, you got that right, I’m the father of FOMO.

After years of success on Wall Street, I became a casualty of the 2008 financial crisis. I was down, but I wasn’t out. Not only did I survive, but I also learned a lot through the process of reinventing myself.

Now, as an author and guest corporate speaker, I travel around the world sharing my journey as a 10% Entrepreneur and as a crusader for corporate innovation.

By the way, when I say around the world, I mean it.I have presented in" 82 countries and counting, from U.S. to Myanmar and from Mexico to Uganda, and many more.



When the CEO of AT&T, one of America's top corporations, asks his employees to take charge of their own future, it means times are changing. Companies are starving for innovation, and so are their employees. That's why many are a step ahead of you by becoming 10% Entrepreneurs.

Over 30% of workers have side hustles, and this number is growing. Yet most companies don't realize that they could be using all of that entrepreneurial energy for the benefit of their own operations. If you want your company to be at the cutting edge of your industry, you should pay attention and support these efforts properly.

In my talks, I'll show you how your company can empower your employees' entrepreneurial spirits, sparking an innovation overhaul that helps you grow stronger as an institution.


Have you tried to jump on a trendy bandwagon for the wrong reasons and it blew up on your face (and all over social media)?

When I coined FOMO in 2004, I had no idea it would grow beyond my wildest dreams. It went from being an annoying phenomenon annoying to sabotaging big companies as they chase after fads, ignoring whether these pursuits  fit with their core business model.

But there's a worse FO on the horizon. FOBO, or “Fear of a Better Option” paralyzes your decision-making process, makes you waste time and resources, and damages your reputation.

If your company is fighting with either of these FOs (or both), it’s time for radical change. I’ll show you how to ignore the noise from other fads, take charge, and pick choices aligned with your business goals.

Accredited As The Original Creator of the term "FOMO" By:


Dynamic, Inspiring Keynotes

  • Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job
  • Empowering Every Employee to Build an Entrepreneurial Culture
  • #GenerationFOMO: How to Unleash the Entrepreneurial Power of Millennials
  • Adventure Capitalism: Innovating at the Frontier
  • Decisive: Banishing FOMO, Beating FOBO, and Leading with Conviction.
  • The 10% Enterprise: How Companies Can Think Like 10% Entrepreneurs

All talks available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Talks That Translate Into Action:
Key Takeaways

  • Why Everyone Must Learn To Think Like An Entrepreneur to Diversify Their Career and Build New Skills
  • How to Take Ownership of Your Entrepreneurial Education For the Benefit of Your Employer
  • Why #FOMO and #FOBO Are Stalling Your Career and Your Life - And How to Beat Them
  • How to Stop Corporate FOMO and FOBO and Act Decisively
  • How Companies can employ the 10% Mindset to Drive Innovation, Build an Entrepreneurial Culture, and retain the Best Employees.



Googlers are a great crowd of enthusiastic, engaged, and curious people - but they let no one off easy as they're really bright and ask the tough questions! Patrick did an amazing job educating our NYC office on the ins and outs of 10% entrepreneurship and we were really thankful to have him here. 

Stacey Sasaki, Google New York


Patrick’s has spoken at programs organized by our Embassy in Morocco. His insights with respect to global entrepreneurship are not only highly relevant, but he delivers them with great impact - he’s an exciting and engaging speaker.

Mike Dancell, US Embassy in Rabat, Morocco


  • I’m going to help you empower your employees’ innovative spirit.
  • I have the tools you need to overhaul your company’s DNA.
  • My insights will drive you towards radical change and put you on the cutting edge of your industry.
  • I’ll show you how to stick to your own course and stop following industry fads that don’t work for your business.
  • I’m ready to deliver insights that your audience will never forget.

 Don’t wait - build a strong, innovative business today.