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Build for Tomorrow: Lessons for Adapting to Change

Jason Feifer
Keynote Speaker, Author, Editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Magazine

SEPTEMBER 16, 2022
9:30–10:30 AM ET


The world is changing quickly—and to stay ahead, we must be able to see the opportunity in disruption. Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine, learned how to do this from the smartest entrepreneurs in the world, and has developed actionable strategies to help anyone adapt faster and thrive.

Jason argues that every change can lead to a Wouldn’t Go Back moment, which is when we find something that is so valuable that we wouldn’t want to go back to a time before we had it, and he guides audiences towards their own moments with relentless optimism. “Jason has access to the smartest minds in business,” says best-selling author and renowned entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, “and he extracts their best wisdom so you can act on it now.”

Jason believe that change happens in four phases. It starts with panic, when we have no idea what we’ll gain or lose. Then we move into adaptation, begin to build a new normal, and finally start to see our Wouldn’t Go Back moment. Jason’s strategies can help people move through those phases faster, and he gives audiences tangible ways to approach them — along with entertaining, memorable, and often funny stories of entrepreneurs who navigated similar problems, as well as surprising lessons drawn from the history of innovation. 


Jason Feifer spends his days speaking to the world’s greatest change-makers. He has helmed the world’s leading magazine about entrepreneurship since 2016, is the author of the forthcoming book Build For Tomorrow, and hosts multiple podcasts and advises startups. Jason is a non-stop optimism machine and pairs his insights with boundless energy and infectious charisma. In addition to delivering keynotes or sitting for fireside chats, he is also a talented emcee and experienced celebrity interviewer who has profiled everyone from Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson to Michelle Pfeiffer. He is host of two podcasts; the first, Build For Tomorrow, is a funny, fast-paced show exploring the smartest solutions to our most misunderstood challenges. The second, Problem Solvers, highlights entrepreneurs, business owners, and CEOs who are solving unexpected challenges in their lives, businesses, and careers. 

Prior to his leadership at Entrepreneur, Jason held editorial roles at Men’s Health, Maxim, and Boston magazine, and has written about business and technology for the Washington Post, Slate, New York, and many more major publications.