Patrick J. McGinnis
Creator of the term FOMO, author, speaker, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and podcaster. Committed to creating a world where entrepreneurial thinkers harness FOMO for good.
Hailed by the New York Times and Harvard Business Review for coining the iconic term FOMO, Patrick is the bestselling author of Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice and The 10% Entrepreneur. He is also the creator and host of the hit podcast FOMO Sapiens.
Committed to creating a world where entrepreneurial thinkers harness FOMO for good, Patrick’s message of living with conviction has been featured in major media including Good Morning America, NBC, New York Magazine, Financial Times NBC, Boston Globe, Guardian, and a TED talk that has passed 2 million views. Patrick’s keynote speeches leave his audiences entertained, inspired, and fired up to apply his approach to entrepreneurial thinking in both their professional and personal lives.
Dynamic, Inspiring Keynotes
Mastering the Psychology
Thriving in an Age of Relentless Change
The Power of Entrepreneurial Thinking
Where I’ve Given Talks
FOMO & FOBO in the Media
The New York Times
"Mr. McGinnis coined the term F.O.B.O. — along with its undoubtedly more ubiquitous cousin, F.O.M.O., the Fear of Missing Out — in 2003 when he was a student at Harvard Business School"
"Mc Ginnis actually developed FOMO for the context of business decision-making"
"Indecision when the decision is simple, or the options all acceptable, is the defining characteristic of “fear of better options” – or Fobo – a social phenomenon coined by Patrick McGinnis."
Patrick's hit TED Talk about the dangers of "FOBO" -- the fear of better options -- and how to overcome it.
“ ...FOBO, a phrase McGinnis coined to describe a type of mental paralysis that can happen when making a decision.
New York Magazine
“The latest issue of New York Magazine explores the great reopening, with an exhaustive list of things to do—and some thoughts from writer Matthew Schneier on what won’t be entirely fun about it all (specifically: The Return of FOMO).”
"Coined in 2003, 'Fear of Missing Out' ran deep in our collective consciousness as we strode into a 21st century full of soaring work stress and burgeoning social media..."
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