A Gutsy Exclusive: Jason Feifer (Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine)

A Gutsy Exclusive: Jason Feifer (Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine)

We have seen change in every form and fashion this year.

And I don’t care who you are or what you are doing but change can be freaking challenging.

In today’s Gutsy Podcast Exclusive, I am joined by Jason Feifer, the editor in chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, and we’re going to talk all about embracing change.

Jason has been on the frontline watching businesses change and evolve over time – and not just during the pandemic. He has a passion for the history of innovation and change and has a wealth of knowledge to share with us today.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to reconsider the impossible and find opportunity in crisis.
  • Why the pandemic has sparked such innovation in people.
  • Why romanticizing about the past is a trap.
  • The importance of finding a balance between ‘living in the moment’ and ‘building for the future’.
  • Advice for entrepreneurs who are currently struggling with change.
  • How to present yourself as the ‘opportunity’ rather than the ‘chance’.
  • What GUTSY means to Jason.

Jason Feifer is the editor in chief of Entrepreneur Magazine and the host of not one, not two, but three of his own podcasts. 

He’s been an editor at Men’s Health, Fast Company, Maxim, and Boston magazine. Not to mention, the numerous business and technology articles he’s written for The Washington Post, Slate, and  New Yorker – just to mention a few.

He is also the co-author of Mr. Nice Guy, together with his wife, which is currently being developed for television.



Here are the links to Jason’s podcasts:

  • Pessimists Archive – Why the pessimists of the past were wrong and how to be optimistic about the future.
  • Hush Money – The way money makes life awkward.
  • Problem Solvers – Stories about entrepreneurs solving unexpected problems in their business.



“We can reconsider the impossible. We can reconsider things that wouldn’t have ever been thought of before – that seemed stupid or crazy or disgusting or impossible.”

“Great ideas – great change – that will improve your business and your life are always available to you.”

“[Moments of crisis] shifts the window on what we were all willing to collectively take seriously.”

“When all options are on the table, you’re going to start to consider things you hadn’t before.”

“[The] ‘good old days’ is truly about the worst thing that anybody has ever thought of because it tries to fixate us in the past.”

“The time that came before you was not better than your own time. The only time we have is now and you, alone, are the one that can make it better.”

“If you step back and realize that you are actually the product of change, then that means that you are actually the evidence that change can be good.”

“We don’t replace, we integrate. Like, new things come along and they integrate – we take the best of the old and we take the best of the new.”

“Don’t ask for the opportunity, be the opportunity.”



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