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

Are you searching for a way to foster an entrepreneurial culture inside your company? When your competitors embrace innovation, do you feel FOMO? 

If you’re looking for someone to help you answer these questions, you’ve come to the right place.

As a seasoned business speaker, I want to inspire and empower your employees to unleash their entrepreneurial talents and ditch corporate FOMO for the benefit of your company. It can be done, and I’ll show you how.

I’m a venture capitalist, the founder of Dirigo Advisors, and the author of the international bestseller, The 10% Entrepreneur, published by Penguin in 2016 and translated into ten languages as of 2017.

I’m also credited by Boston Magazine, MSNBC, Cheddar TV and Inc magazine as the creator of FOMO, or Fear of Missing Out. Yes, 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, and I didn't let it break me.

In recent years, I've made it my mission to spread my experience and insights gained during my journey, as entrepreneurship/innovation speaker.

Thanks to this, I’ve been featured as a guest corporate speaker in more than 15 companies and institutions around the world.



What is a 10% Entrepreneur? It’s someone who commits 10% of their time, and if possible, 10% of their financial capital, towards starting, investing in, or becoming an advisor to entrepreneurial ventures while keeping their day job. When you’re a 10% Entrepreneur, you make a fundamental commitment: you take responsibility for your entrepreneurial journey and bring this mindset back to your day job so that you and your company can thrive and become more innovative.

Why is this important? At a time when more than 30% of workers have side hustles (or 10%’s), companies have yet to find a way to harness all of that entrepreneurial energy for the good of their own operations.


Have you been online in the past year? If you have, then you’ve definitely heard about FOMO. "Fear of missing out" is now an epidemic, but when I coined the term in 2004, I had no idea that it would one day be in the Oxford Dictionary.

But here’s the thing, it’s not just people that have FOMO, companies do too, and they can chase after trends and fads to the peril of their core business. They can also suffer from FOBO, or "Fear of a Better Option", and waste precious time and resources waiting for the perfect option to come along (hint, it never will). 

Both can be lethal for your business, so I’ll show you how to beat them.

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


Keynote Speeches and Workshops

  • 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. 

All talks available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Talks That Translate Into Action:
Key Takeaways

  • ​Why Everyone Must Learn To Think Like An Entrepreneur in Order 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



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


  • Are your employees disengaged and unmotivated?
  • Is your employee turnover at an all-time high?
  • Is your company in need of an innovation overhaul?
  • Are You Making Decisions By Following Trends, Instead of Charting Your Own Course? 
  • Are You Scared to Take Action & Pursue What Your Company Needs Instead of Waiting for a Better Option to Come Along?

Don’t wait - take the first step towards building a strong, innovative business culture today.