Welcome to FOMO Sapiens, the podcast about entrepreneurial thinkers who don’t just follow the crowd but instead take their own path to success in business and in life.
In this episode, sit down with venture capitalist and entrepreneur Matt Higgins to discuss his provocative new book, “Burn the Boats.” Matt shares his journey from humble beginnings to becoming a powerhouse in the world of entrepreneurship and venture capital as a guest shark on Shark Tank and an investor in companies like David Chang’s Momafuku.
In “Burn the Boats,” Matt explores the concept of fearless entrepreneurship and the power of committing to your vision. He discusses the importance of taking calculated risks, embracing uncertainty, and being willing to leave behind the safety of the shore to venture into uncharted waters. Most importantly, he focuses on committing to your path no matter what so that you can defy the odds and win. Throughout the episode, Matt shares invaluable lessons from his own experiences and those of the entrepreneurs he has supported. We dive into the mindset needed to overcome the fear of missing out, how to harness that fear as a driving force, and the importance of adaptability in the ever-evolving world of business.
Don’t miss this exciting conversation with Matt Higgins, as we uncover the keys to unlocking your entrepreneurial potential.
Meet our guest:
Matt Higgins is co-founder and CEO of private investment firm RSE Ventures and an executive fellow at Harvard Business School, where he co-teaches the course Moving Beyond DTC. A guest shark on ABC’s Shark Tank seasons 10 and 11, he will soon star in a new spinoff, Business Hunters, also executive produced by Mark Burnett.