Dina Kaplan: From Panic Attack to Paramita

Dina Kaplan reveals how life as a media startup mogul led to a new life mission: to bring FOMO and FOBO-busting meditation and mindfulness to the modern world.

Dina Kaplan is Founder of the The Path, which teaches meditation for the modern mind. The Path has taught thousands of people to meditate around the world and at festivals including SXSW, Sundance, Further Future, Dialog and more.

Dina is a certified meditation teacher and has led meditations around the world at conferences, for large and small groups, brands and individuals in Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, across the U.S. and elsewhere in Asia and Europe. She has studied and practiced dozens of meditation techniques, including Vipassana, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Vedic (or “mantra”) meditation, loving-kindness or (“metta”) meditation and more.

Before founding The Path, Dina was co-founder and COO of the tech start-up Blip.tv in web video. Before Blip, Dina was an Emmy-award winning television news reporter for local NBC stations. Prior to reporting, Dina worked as an associate producer for MTV News and at the White House as Director of Research for the Office of the White House Counsel. Dina was named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Fast Company’s Most Influential Women of Web 2.0. She has a column in Forbes.com and has written articles about living mindfully for the New York Times, today.com, Time Magazine’s Motto brand, Marie Claire, Medium, Town & Country and more.

Dina has taught classes at Columbia Business School, Columbia Journalism School, NYU’s Stern School of Business and NYU’s ITP program for engineers and designers. She has spoken at TEDx Athens, SXSW, the World Economic Forum, Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, DLD, Le Web, Cannes Lions, Monaco Media Forum and CeBit.

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Jill Carlson: Cryptocurrency: Distilled FOMO or True Free Trade?

Jill Carlson breaks down blockchain and how it relates to cryptocurrencies, and explains the true purpose of crypto beyond the speculation fad.

Jill works with entities ranging from the IMF to Zcash to bring cryptocurrency products to market. Previously, Jill ran strategy at blockchain start up Chain, where she managed initiatives with Nasdaq and State Street. Jill has conducted academic research on cryptocurrency at the University of Oxford, where she focused on the economic and political implications of bitcoin. Jill started out as a credit trader at Goldman Sachs and still likes to opine on old school markets.

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Cheryl Einhorn: The Science Of Good Decisions

Despite our lofty intellects, consistently good decision-making is one of the biggest challenges to humans. Cheryl Einhorn developed the AREA Method when she decided to apply science to the art of deciding- the result was a strategic tool used by some of the most powerful organizations in the world. On this episode, Cheryl shares the process that led to developing AREA, and why our increasingly complex modern world demands better decisions.

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Diego Gonzalez: Hometown Kid Makes Good Code

FOMO Sapiens’ youngest guest shares his triumphs, failures, and learnings from his problem-solving ventures born of hackathons: a peer-to-peer tutoring client, StudentPeer, and a novel use of the diagnostic tool Microlisa as an affordable, low-friction lung cancer screening tool. Diego Gonzalez shows us that while FOMO knows no age limits, neither does entrepreneurship – and the earlier you start, the better.

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Jacob Fain: Moneyball for the Music Industry

What makes a hit? Jacob Fain of Sony/ATV Music Publishing knows that the path from creative genius to creative success is rarely a straight line. In this episode of FOMO Sapiens, Jacob shares the thoughts, processes, and tools that music A&R uses to bring the next big thing to the world.

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Vana Koutsomitis: Fun Beats FOMO

Vana Koutsomitis is in the business of relationships – and she knows that what brings people together the best is fun. She’s the CEO of DatePlay, where romantic matches meet by playing mobile games together, creator of VinobyVana wines, and a branding and marketing strategist. In this episode of FOMO Sapiens, Vana talks about how to turn social influence into startup success.

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FOs of Future Past

Ben Schreckinger has written for Politico and GQ about the intersection of politics, culture, and the economy for years- from the seismic impact of millennials on the market to the rise of Trump- and the first article about FOMO, featuring yours truly.

In this week’s episode, Ben dons his journalist hat and turns the tables, interviewing ME about the history- and future- of FOMO and FOBO!

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Craig Dubitsky: “Hello” Disruption: Fighting FOMO With Love, Not Fear

Craig Dubitsky, the nice guy behind disruptors Hello and EOS, knows building a brand around positivity doesn’t just give you warm fuzzies- it gives you breakout success.

On this week’s FOMO Sapiens!

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