Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Magazine
Host, Pessimists Archive and Problem Solvers Podcast
Jason Feifer is the Editor-In-Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine. There he curates and covers the most important stories, issues and opportunities for entrepreneurs today. Beyond his work with Entrepreneur Magazine, he hosts of two popular podcasts: Pessimists Archive (iTunes, website), about the history of unfounded fears of innovation, and Problem Solvers (iTunes, website), about how entrepreneurs solve unexpected problems in their business.
He was previously an editor at Fast Company, Men’s Health, Maxim, and Boston. Jason has also written for New York Magazine, ESPN, Slate, GQ, New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, and others.
Jason lives in Brooklyn, New York.
A novel he co-wrote with his wife, Mr. Nice Guy, came out in the fall of 2018.
As the editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine, Jason Feifer is a recognized authority on entrepreneurship—and he’s not afraid to pull back the curtain on the tricky, difficult, or just downright embarrassing parts of entrepreneurship and his own journey. Jason’s talks are funny, engaging, and motivating, and include stories of what he’s learned from the most impressive and well-known entrepreneurs of our time.
Every entrepreneur wants press, but few understand how to reach out to a reporter and frame their story in a way that’ll get attention. Journalists are like customers and investors: Before reaching out to them, you must understand what they want and how you can provide it. In this keynote, Entrepreneur magazine editor-in-chief Jason Feifer digs into his career — and his inbox! — to provide a useful and revealing guide to what journalists think, what they’re looking for, and how to develop a press strategy that really works.
Jason is also available for: Keynotes, fireside chats (either conducting the interview or being interviewed), emceeing, moderating panels, and other appearances.
Why do people resist new things? It’s a question every organization needs to consider—because in order to succeed, all organizations must change consumers’ habits and inspire its team to innovate. But none of that comes easy, as Jason Feifer knows. Through his work as Entrepreneur magazine editor in chief, where he’s interviewed the world’s greatest change agents, and his popular podcast Pessimists Archive, where he explores the history of resistance against great innovations, Jason has identified the barriers to change and the steps required to overcome them. In this funny and inspiring talk, Jason explains it all by taking his audience on a journey through time—telling riveting stories of why people resisted everything from coffee to the bicycle to recorded music, and explaining how today’s businesses and marketers can shape the future.