Whether we like it or not, we are constantly being affected by the ‘fear of missing out’ or ‘FoMO’, a term coined by investor Patrick McGinnis in 2004.
Our generation is increasingly desiring to be connected to what others are doing in order to avoid the loss of potential fun experiences. Social media is not making this easier explained McGinnis in Amman on August 1, during an event organized by Wamda and hosted by the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation Grant Program.
This need of maximized level of experience is also felt in the workplace: As a potential entrepreneur you’d want to quit your desk job and follow your passion, but at the same time you’d want to keep your status and sustainable pay cheque. To McGinnis the way out of this dilemma is pretty simple: keep both.
But how do we make sure we don’t lose focus and fail in both worlds?
We answer this question and more in an interview we had with McGinnis to learn more about his theory and what brings him to the MENA region. Tune in to the podcast below to listen to the full interview.
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