a16z Podcast

Building for Tomorrow

Steph Smith and Jason Feifer

Posted January 12, 2023

New year, new you! Right?

Well, as much as we’d all like to believe that we embrace the new… the reality is that we often resist change.

That’s why we’ve brought in someone who has studied how humans respond to and adapt to change – or sometimes how we fail to. That person is Jason Feifer – long-time editor in chief at Entrepreneur Magazine, host of two popular podcasts, and recent author of his book Build for Tomorrow.

Today, Jason shares 6 specific frameworks around the very natural human responses to change, which he’s developed through interviewing and studying some of the most influential people in the world – past and present. We also play a fun game at the end, where Jason comments on current technologies encountering pushback, and assesses where they might fit into his framework.