Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Magazine
Host, Pessimists Archive and Problem Solvers Podcast
Jason Feifer is Editor-In-Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine curating and covering 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, and has 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.
As the host of the hit podcast, Pessimists Archive, Jason believes that the best antidote to fear of the new is looking back at fear of the old. That’s what Jason does in each episode of The Pessimists Archive. Hee travels back in time, exploring why people freaked out over a new technology. Then he explores why that fear continues to repeat and reiterate. Through example, he can help organizations resistant to change understand that it is truly inevitable, and he has the receipts to prove it.
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.