58 episodes

Want to take control of the future? In each episode of this podcast, Entrepreneur magazine editor in chief Jason Feifer takes something that seems concerning or confusing today, and then learns its surprising history, what important things we’re missing, and the solutions that can make us smarter and better. (The show was previously called Pessimists Archive.)

Build For Tomorrow Jason Feifer

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    • 4.8 • 501 Ratings

Want to take control of the future? In each episode of this podcast, Entrepreneur magazine editor in chief Jason Feifer takes something that seems concerning or confusing today, and then learns its surprising history, what important things we’re missing, and the solutions that can make us smarter and better. (The show was previously called Pessimists Archive.)

    How to Stop Obsessing Over “What If…?”

    How to Stop Obsessing Over “What If…?”

    Have you ever messed up — or just thought you messed up! — and then obsessed over what you could have done better? This episode is about what’s happening in your brain, why you’re doing it, and how to finally let it go.

    The “Build For Tomorrow” book is almost here! Grab your copy at www.jasonfeifer.com/book

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    • 39 min
    How to See Gain, Where Others See Loss

    How to See Gain, Where Others See Loss

    You can find opportunity in the hardest situations. But how?
    To answer that out, we take lessons from one of the most fascinating changes in cultural history -- when the record player was invented. Many people loved it, but musicians hated it. They tried to stop it. But their anti-recorded-music campaign did not go as planned.
    This is a story about what it takes -- for us all! -- to let go of the past and embrace the future.

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    • 42 min
    Why “Nobody Wants to Work Anymore” is BS

    Why “Nobody Wants to Work Anymore” is BS

    Want to fix the problem with work today? It starts by understanding the common phrase “nobody wants to work anymore” — including what’s right about it, what’s wrong about it, and why critics have been using these exact same words for more than a century.

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    • 42 min
    To Save Barbie, They Had to Change Her

    To Save Barbie, They Had to Change Her

    Barbie sales were plummeting. A new leader had a vision: The doll needed to be “a reflection of our times.” But how do you make something more modern? In this episode, we learn how Barbie took some big risks — and then take a trip through toy history, to discover just how much our toys say about ourselves.

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    • 45 min
    Teddy Bears Are History’s Most Subversive Toy (Classic)

    Teddy Bears Are History’s Most Subversive Toy (Classic)

    The teddy bear: Is it cute and cuddly, or a “horrible monstrosity” that’ll destroy humanity? In 1907, many people feared the worst — that this new toy would ruin young girls’ developing maternal instincts, and lead us to a terrible fate. This is the story of how the teddy bear changed us all… and how we then changed the bear.

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    • 48 min
    All the Fun Facts You Have Wrong!

    All the Fun Facts You Have Wrong!

    Our brains are full of fun facts: the memory span of a goldfish, Marie Antoinette’s famous words, the vomitoriums of Rome, and more. But what if it’s all wrong? In this episode, I debunk more than a dozen common misconceptions and then ask: Why do we remember misinformation so easily? And is there a better way to learn?

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
501 Ratings

501 Ratings

Quasipox ,

Interesting Stories

Fantastic show with extremely informative and well researched topics.

BOJKLA ,

Great storytelling with practical applications!

Jason is an entertaining and informing communicator. He tackles complex subjects in a practical way through great storytelling. I love this podcast!

BanyerthJomposErmson ,

A Lot of Time Spent on This :)

Very informative podcast with incredibly delivery. Our friend Jason Feifer is a very good host and asks just the right questions. (Check out his newsletter; also very cool) It’s clear that a lot, A LOT of time has been spent on this podcast. Big names come up and there are lots of perspectives explained. The content itself is very interesting and helps us, well, build for tomorrow. While the upload time takes about a month, it’s still worth subscribing to and listening to every darn episode. The upload time personally doesn’t bother me, as I can see all of that time put in to the amazing quality, but I understand it might to some people. Well worth the listen, and super helpful, informative, perspective-changing and preparatory! Thanks all! :)

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