Build For Tomorrow

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.)

http://jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 45m. Bisher sind 58 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 17 hours 19 minutes

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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. The “Build For Tomorrow” book is almost here! Grab your copy at www.jasonfeifer.com/book Get in touch! Newsletter: jasonfeifer.bulletin.com Website: jasonfeifer.com Instagram: @heyfeifer Twitter: @heyfeifer mfmpod.com Indeed...


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 2022-08-25  42m
 
 

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. The “Build For Tomorrow” book is almost here! Grab your copy at www.jasonfeifer.com/book Get in touch! Newsletter: jasonfeifer.bulletin.com Website: jasonfeifer...


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 2022-07-28  45m
 
 

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. The “Build For Tomorrow” book is almost here! Grab your copy at www.jasonfeifer.com/book Get in touch! Newsletter: jasonfeifer.bulletin.com Website: jasonfeifer...


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 2022-06-30  48m
 
 

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? The “Build For Tomorrow” book is almost here! Grab your copy at www.jasonfeifer.com/book Get in touch! Newsletter: jasonfeifer.bulletin.com Website: jasonfeifer...


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 2022-05-26  46m
 
 

The Four-Day Workweek Is Here


The four-day workweek was once just an experiment. Now it’s regular life for many people. So what’s that like? In this episode, we look at the good, the bad, the reason our workweek evolved the way it did, and what it’ll take to get everyone else another day off. The “Build For Tomorrow” book is almost here! Grab your copy at jasonfeifer.com/book Get in touch! Newsletter: jasonfeifer.bulletin.com Website: jasonfeifer.com Instagram: @heyfeifer Twitter: @heyfeifer Sponsors: mfmpod.com Indeed...


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 2022-04-28  40m
 
 

Real Ways to Predict the Future


Do you wish you could predict the future? Not in a street-corner psychic kind of way, but in a more personal, meaningful way. How can you know what’s coming, and to know what decisions you should make? To answer that, we talk to many experts — including the head of a group called the Superforecasters! — who explain how to do just that. The “Build For Tomorrow” book is almost here! Grab your copy at jasonfeifer.com/book Get in touch! Newsletter: jasonfeifer.bulletin.com Website: jasonfeifer...


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 2022-03-31  48m
 
 

The Climate Problem We Can Solve Now


Climate change is described as a “generational battle,” in which young people care and older people don’t. But this is a perfect example of how we think about generations all wrong — and that has big consequences. If we can drop our assumptions about generational divides, we might just have a shot at solving some of the world’s most urgent problems. Get in touch! Newsletter: jasonfeifer.bulletin.com Website: jasonfeifer.com Instagram: @heyfeifer Twitter: @heyfeifer Sponsors: Indeed...


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 2022-02-24  39m
 
 

Why People Can’t Write, and How To Fix That


Who is to blame for people’s poor writing skills? It isn’t texting or tweeting. It’s a fateful decision made in 1875, from which we’ve never recovered. In this episode, we find out what went wrong — and how today’s educators are reinventing the way writing is taught. Get in touch! Newsletter: jasonfeifer.bulletin.com Website: jasonfeifer.com Instagram: @heyfeifer Twitter: @heyfeifer Sponsors: mfmpod.com Indeed.com/ARCHIVE Lightstream.com/BFT Beforeithappened.com Learn more about your ad choices...


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 2022-01-27  46m
 
 

Why Politicians Say Dumb Things


We like to laugh at lawmakers for their technology ignorance, like when Sen. Richard Blumenthal asked a Facebook executive if she’ll “commit to ending finsta.” But how do gaffes like these actually happen? The answer is more complicated than you'd think. In this episode, a deep investigation into the cause and effects of a political gaffe — and why it's something that we, together, should want to fix. Get in touch! Newsletter: jasonfeifer.bulletin.com Website: jasonfeifer...


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 2021-12-27  45m
 
 

The Case for Sex Robots


Sex robots?! For decades, people have debated their dangers or called them ridiculous. But what if these bots can actually be a good thing? Here is the surprisingly human argument for a dystopian-sounding technology — and why it matters far beyond the bedroom. Get in touch! Newsletter: jasonfeifer.bulletin.com Website: jasonfeifer.com Instagram: @heyfeifer Twitter: @heyfeifer Sponsors: mfmpod.com indeed.com/archive betterhelp.com/build butcherbox...


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 2021-11-25  47m