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FOMOfanz is simplifying the complex and translating the geek speak to cure your fear of missing out.  Hosted by Brian Fanzo, Founder of iSocialFanz, global millennial keynote speaker, and change evangelist.  Brian leverages his 9 years working in cyber security for the Department of Defense, his 2 years in cloud computing and social business combined with the past 4 years as an international keynote speaker and CEO of a social media strategy agency to share a unique perspective on a wide range of topics.  Brian is best known by @iSocialFanz the personal brand he’s grown to over 250k followers while being a proud Millennial and Dad of three girls.  FOMOfanz leverages Brian’s Think Like A Fan philosophy to provide unique access for his community live streaming the podcast each while being a daily content creator on SnapchatInstagramFacebook Live and Periscope.  Brian also co-hosts a podcast called SMACtalk with Daniel Newman which focuses on social, mobile, analytics and cloud that’s in it’s 4th year.  

Apr 18, 2017

Riches are in the niches!

For everyone with a niche this was always music to their ears but for those that grew up like me and were passionate about multiple things and could never answer the question “What do you want to do when you grow up” it made us cringe.

On this episode I discuss the value of being a generalist or what I like to say “a swiss-army knife of skillsets” in this world of digital change.  I also ask these questions for us to ponder change and the future of work:

  • Are we raising kids to picture one future when that picture we all know will always change?
  • Asking what do you want to be when you grow up, encourages kids to believe they’ve failed when they change what they want to be.
  • If you are getting rich with a niche, are you afraid the robots will take your job? How to prepare for that.
  • Value of having a learning mindset and approach to everything in life
  • Are businesses today structured to prevent change agents, outside the box thinkers and those without a niche?
  • How can we change the incentives and success measurement of those employees that have many niche’s and passions.
  • Value of building a community focused business to allow the collaboration of a 4 generation workforce
  • Future of Work: Generalist driven or Specialist focused?

I hope you enjoyed this episode as I recorded it as a live video with my community but thanks to the feedback and questions, I felt I had to rip the audio into the podcast for you the podcast community.  

Three Events I’m speaking at in April and May that are proof of my “non-niche” approach:

  • Millennial Mindset: Change, Collaboration and Community at Marketo: #MKTG
  • Think Like A Fan: How to grow your business and tell your digital story! Digital Odense, Denmark
  • Be Yourself: Why you must invest in your digital first impression! Women's Expo Washington D.C.

If you want to have me speak at one of your event or company or have me do a workshop for your business please visit and email me at to check my availability and I will send you my media kit.