Greg Greenberg, Taryn Winter Brill, Bill Cowher discussed on Best of Business Rockstars
Everybody. Welcome to bestseller TV. I'm Taryn Winter Brill. We're here with Greg Greenberg. He is the author of Effing Argentina and 10. More tales of exasperation, Greg, It's great to have you with us. Yes, I'm very happy to be here. I say that because people aren't familiar with you, But I can't imagine they're not. You host a show on the C Suite Network and you are highly involved with the network and you were also an accomplished author. This is your first traditional books, So it's great to have you Well, yes. My day job is generally overseeing the C Suite Network and its cavalcade of stars, including yourself. But like a lot of men, I suppose leading lives of quiet desperation. I wanted to make my desperation a little bit louder, and I have a a side hustle if you will, and a creative streak, and that's how ethnic Argentina and 10 more tales of exasperation came about. It's very exciting because this is your first traditional book, but you've written screenplays films on the side of plays. Um, and this is a book of short stories. So my immediate question, you know Thought to myself is when I When I got this book in the mail, I thought, well, not really question, but I just thought to myself all right, one. This guy he's got a beef with Argentina clearly. Well, somewhat. Yes, Like most people, I was exasperated. Last year I had a very short fuse. I was yelling at Alexa and and barking at my kids, mostly because we were cooped up to to the pandemic. And with regard to have the book came about. It's because generally, I do write plays, and I suppose my mediocrity is risen to a a level where I can get my place produced and and I couldn't write a play last year because I would have had to hire actors and and we were all quarantining. So I tried something new, which is writing short stories. And, uh, I suppose I don't have a vendetta against the South American nation of of Argentina. The Uruguayans They pissed me off. No, I'm kidding. Yeah, but that's the sequel to the book. But But the way the book came about is a bit more mundane. I was reading articles in The Wall Street Journal about how Argentina was defaulting on its Loans to black rock, which is a big bank. And I could just hear the folks over a black rock saying F in Argentina. They don't need money. And I decided to anthropomorphize that and say, you know something? What if We had Argentina comes to my door and asked to borrow money from me, Greg Greenberg. It's a payback Black rock, and I thought it was. It was a funny, surreal story. I wrote that story and then I just kept going. Okay, so very, very cool to finally get to the bottom of the title. And now and now it makes sense that now that now I understand. I'm glad it makes sense to you. So my parents, they have no idea. Two things. It sounds like Look, I mean, do you read the Wall Street Journal daily? Because maybe if you wouldn't have picked it up that day, maybe it would have been another title. Yes, I am very old school and the fact that I read the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times in New York Post and I get them. With the paper every morning in front of my house because I need to turn the pages. I'm one of those type people. I'm the last person in my building. I go out, you know, in my my boxer shorts every morning I opened the door and then I scoop back, But, yeah, you know, I follow the financial times and what's going on in financing for about 13 years? I was the The chief anchor over at the ST dot com Jim Cramer's website got and all that, But now I'm here at C Suite TV. Yeah, we're and we're so happy to have you. But first of all, my hat's off to you because I think it is just so incredible that You have a finance mind right? You come from the world of finance. But you're also a prolific writer, which is kind of the art side of the brain. It's very rare that you find or, you know, interact with someone who can do both. So That's pretty incredible so well. I appreciate that, and one of the things that I always encourage folks to do. And whatever business there in whatever pursuit is, you shouldn't let your dreams and your creative street die. So a lot of instant stain wretches who are in journalism, they may have that novel in their drawer that screenplay. You can't give up on it because it may not become a best seller. And you may not turn that screenplay into a produced movie like I didn't I was lucky enough to do But you've got to keep that dream alive in whatever in whatever industry or business you work, and I think that's important. Sure absolutely is And look I have to say. James Brown and Bill Cowher welcoming you back to the midnight snack run. This is one turkey.