The world has never been in a greater period of change. It’s an exciting time—one that offers opportunities for warp-speed innovation, dramatic shifts in culture, and a general reevaluation of the way we live our lives. Unfortunately, many people will continue to miss out on the benefits of change because they feel threatened. As the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur, a two-time podcast host, and author of the upcoming Build for Tomorrow, Not for Yesterday (Penguin Random House, 2022), JASON FEIFER has a unique window into the most innovative minds of today. In a keynote that will electrify and inspire any audience, he teaches us how to counter our primal fear of change by equipping us with new ways of thinking. Relentlessly optimistic, his must-listen talks will get you excited about change, as well as help you future-proof your business.
“The future is not optional, which means we really only have two choices: We can help shape it ourselves, or we can stand still and let everyone else pass us by.”— Jason Feifer
Jason Feifer spends his days speaking to the world’s greatest and most influential change-makers. A former editor at Fast Company, today Feifer stands at the helm of Entrepreneur Magazine: a publication boasting over half-a-million subscribers looking for cutting-edge expertise on leadership, innovation, and technology. In his forthcoming book Build for Tomorrow, Not for Yesterday, Feifer uses his wealth of knowledge to break down the predictable ways we move through the stages of change, starting with panic—having no idea what’s happening or what we’ll lose—to adaptation, the new normal, and “wouldn’t go back”: the final, most important phase, where we identify an opportunity that’s so valuable, we can no longer imagine our lives without it.
As a speaker, Feifer pairs his insights with boundless energy and infectious charisma. He is a talented emcee and the host of two podcasts. The first, Build For Tomorrow, is a funny, fast-paced show exploring how history has shaped us, and how we can use that knowledge to create our own futures. “We repeat our fears and mistakes throughout history, and if we had a better sense of that history and could appreciate the things that came before us, I think we could avoid a lot of the mistakes we make today,” says Feifer. His second show, Problem Solvers, revolves around entrepreneurs, business owners, and CEOs solving unexpected, and often crippling, challenges in their business. Feifer’s high-profile guests, including everyone from actor Ryan Reynolds (the man behind some of the smartest, most viral ads of today) to Shark Tank regular Matt Higgins, candidly share how they overcame their set-backs to help you adapt and persevere.
Prior to working at Entrepreneur, Feifer worked as an editor at Men’s Health, Maxim, and Boston magazine, and has written about business and technology for the Washington Post, Slate, New York, and more.