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In conversation with the guy that created FOMO (Fear of Missing Out): Patrick McGinnis


This live session will be chaired by Anne Rose, Managing Associate at Mishcon de Reya and will be held virtually on Zoom.

Patrick McGinnis is a venture capitalist, writer, and speaker. Patrick coined the term “FOMO” - short for “Fear of Missing Out” - which was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. He is also the creator of the term “FOBO” or “Fear of a Better Option”. He is the creator and host of the hit podcast FOMO Sapiens, which is distributed by Harvard Business Review and has over two million downloads. His TED Talk “How to Make Faster Decisions” was released in 2019. 

Patrick is the author of the international bestseller The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job, a guide to part-time entrepreneurship. As a 10% Entrepreneur, Patrick has invested in, advised, or founded more than twenty part-time entrepreneurial ventures spanning the high-tech, real estate, and entertainment industries. Two of the companies in his investment portfolio have subsequently become unicorns. 

Patrick will be discussing FOMO and FOBO in a COVID-19 world and considering if they still exist – has this been replaced by JOMO – "Joy of Missing Out"? 


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