- Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice
Patrick J,. McGinnis is an international venture capitalist and the author of Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice.
He coined the term FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), in a 2004 article in the student newspaper of Harvard Business School, which has since then been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. He is also the creator of the term “FOBO” or “fear of a better option” and has been featured as the creator of both terms in media outlets including the New York Times, The Financial Times, Inc. magazine, Boston magazine, MSNBC and Cheddar.
Patrick is the host of the hit podcast, FOMO Sapiens, which is distributed by Harvard Business Review. He has been featured in The New York Times and Politico and gave a popular 2019 TED Talk called Making Faster Decisions.
Patrick is also the author of the international bestseller The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Start-up Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job, a guide to part-time entrepreneurship.
A graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Business School. He is a proud member of the Leadership Council at Sesame Workshop and is an avid fan of Grover, who is clearly the Muppet with the most FOMO.
He lives in New York City. Originally from Maine, he has visited over 100 countries and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and French, and now lives in NYC.
More at patrickmcginnis.com.