The first U.S. presidential debate was the most watched in history, with 84 million people tuning in. Sure, many of us wanted to educate ourselves before practicing our solemn duty as democratic citizens in November. However, many of us also didn’t want to miss out on what (hopefully) promised to be a once in a lifetime political event . We were motivated by FOMO.

FOMO, or ‘fear of missing out,’ is believed by some to be a very recent psychological phenomenon. But smartphone-wielding millennials are not the only ones afflicted -- the analytics decision-makers at your firm may soon fall victim to FOMO as well.

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