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"strauss zelnick" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

02:44 min | 1 year ago

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on KCBS All News

"Five fifty seven heading to the KCBS super micro Intel money desk getting the latest now from Jason rocks Susan take two interactive is surging higher today thanks to a strong earnings forecast the maker of Grand Theft Auto and red dead redemption enjoyed a forty six percent revenue gain in the recent quarter to four hundred twenty two million dollars and C. E. O. Strauss Zelnick says take two aims to build on the strong start to its fiscal year by delivering a robust array of titles throughout the year including ancestors the humankind Odyssey and NBA two K. twenty video game stocks had a tough day after president trump said video games have contributed to a culture of violence and that game celebrating violence should be discouraged shares a take to fell five percent Activision blizzard was down six percent an EA fell over four percent it's a much different story today thanks in large part to take two's earnings its stock is surging higher by nine percent while EA is up two and a half percent and Activision up by about two percent overall the stock market is bouncing back after the worst session of the year on escalating trade war between the US and China the games though have weekend the Dow's up only eighty one points now at twenty five thousand eight hundred two nasdaq up by fifty seven points at seventy seven eighty three and the S. and P. is moving higher by thirteen points to twenty eight fifty eight gold continues to be the safe haven bat it's moving higher at fourteen hundred eighty three dollars an ounce a six year high on the money watch Jason Brooks KCBS one okay also accepting boats motorcycles R. V.'s and real estate donations let's say you just bought a house bad news is your one step closer to becoming your parents which means you're going to start telling your kids to clean up before the cleaning lady comes doesn't make sense but you're the parent and they're the kids you're going to start telling.

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"strauss zelnick" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience

The GaryVee Audio Experience

03:02 min | 1 year ago

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience

"Like, do you feel like you're processed guy while I'm very much? I'm gonna cheat MCI I've decided I like doing hard things. And that's why if you look at what I do. I do turn arounds really hard things. Media. Sometimes I think like I'm intentionally guy walking up the hill with the backpack full of rocks and one happens to fall out a pick up another one if I run into you, I grab your rocks too. So I'm not sure it's always the healthiest, but I like doing super hard things, and then pointing not to others to myself that I was able to do that. That means a lot to me. Maybe too much to me. Do I care about the money that comes with it? I enjoy making money because it's fun to make money certainly nice not to have huge financial constraints. And I don't want to minimize that. But it doesn't doesn't motivate me day today. No achieving interesting and hard things motivates me and working in field. I love motivates me. I love median entertainment, and I love working with creative people, which is how our spent about half my day. So that that really matters to me. What did we not cover or what from your is there? Anything like to talk about. I think I covered a lot of it. There are lots of things I like to talk about. But I think you sort of covered it towards the end, which is you know, what are we all doing here? And it's tempting to sort of focus on, you know, are you going to be successful? Or can you make it or with liquor store? Be successful. How do you have hand to hand combat to make your app successful? I think the thing I like to talk about a stepping back from them. Which is why are you doing this? And you know, if the answer to the question is yes that worked out then what's the question? You know, if I say to you, you can you can have it. It's going to work. You know, it'll be what you want. How many people have actually thought about what exactly is that? I would say the one thing that I'm super proud of his when I was really young. I knew basically what I wanted my life to look like when I'm this age. And while of course, I couldn't predicted a perfectly it's it's pretty close. And the other thing that's not for everyone. It's not for everyone. But it is for me. And I think one of the reasons I feel some satisfaction is not because I feel like. Crushed not like feel like figure out and certainly not because I'm the most successful person. I don't feel any of those things, but I set out certain life that would work for me, both professionally and personally and more or less. What I got man. I gotta tell you. If when I tell people after wishing people that I care about health boy is self awareness. The next thing that always populates because once you map that stuff can get real interesting. Yeah. And and and and more peaceful hundred percent, I appreciate being on show. Thanks for having me. See guys, you keep asking questions will keep answering them. Hey podcast. It's me, Gary. Thank you so much for listening to the podcast. I've been blown away by the explosion of the podcast this year. And speaking about this year, this is the year that my empathy wind comes out, and but the winds dot com is the website empathy wines with an s dot com is the website. If you've enjoyed this free podcast, and it's brought you any Baillieu whatsoever..

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"strauss zelnick" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience

The GaryVee Audio Experience

02:33 min | 1 year ago

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience

"I started building trust you're in a commodity business. You have to create a differentiator. Instead of standing behind the registered Wayne for people to buy shit. Artfully. Yeah. I'm not scared about the sell it, actually. Okay. I'm moving onto. I'm not going to move on tonight's project. You know, I'm a local actually, you know, do a little bit everything I saw jewelry. I'm DJ. I'm a local DJ look. Renaissance man, and I'm one, but one of the reasons liquor store might be fucking failing is because you're doing eighty seven which means you're doing no things. Yeah. You gotta focus. That's a good point to me. Listen, I'm I'm. I'm I love chaos. I'm doing eight hundred things and start doing it. That's right. And anytime, I know about two I did Intermedia head down for five years to build a foundation. We got a lot of lines of business. Now got a bunch companies a company's when people say, call them, brother. Good luck hit me on the way. Stress. Go ahead. Can I can I mention one thing? I want to call it about. I just started this new application that just made its open idle store as for local deejays and local photographers. I feel like this is just going to be the greatest thing. Build a place to help people be discovered. Right. Yes. Yes. The hardest moral that everybody wants to build. That's why EBay and our trillion dollar companies, you know, but go ahead. Yes. So my question was how how gains the trust for my uses the star signing up. You mean the supply, you know, the actual DJ's the actual those people or the consumers to find that no actual days because when they start signing when they start signing back mine mine tuition on a limited context. I have six minutes and thirteen seconds into you. I would go hand to hand combat go hand to hand combat. Localized DM meet people, shake hands kiss babies. Get those first fifty to seventy people people forget that. Uber was in San Francisco for well. Over a year almost two full years before they even came to New York, right? Everybody wants to expand just went where do you live right now? New York dunkers yacht win fucking Yonkers one step at a time. I'm ready impressed. That you got into the app store a lot of people talk. They dream. I appreciate the execution. Not sure. How you did it this and that win fuck fucking Yonkers win Westchester. Let's just start there. And how do you do that can go to Google and go to Instagram and use hashtags and find the fifty to.

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"strauss zelnick" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience

The GaryVee Audio Experience

03:03 min | 1 year ago

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience

"We'll play all of them sort of Israel's or I don't see a world, and this is perhaps wrong this speculative where good news for all the things we've been right about we've been wrong many times. And I say to people actually in Asmara advice special entrepreneurs, this is one person's advice. But if you ask the great entrepreneurs if when they talked to people about their ideas, people all said, hi, five that's awesome at didn't happen. So you should listen to my views if you truly believe should go do it. But in the case of east sports, I have to cooking vetting on paying for it. So we said is look people love playing MBA Tocchet. It's the biggest sports title in the US has been for years people love competing MBA Tocchet. They're doing it anyhow. So wouldn't it be sensible to has teams that compete at an MBA two K? And then. Broadcast. If you will learn twitch, those games that seem Stanford. And so that's why we're going for it. Do I think those teams should be both NBA two K and overwatch. There's no real analogy for that in professional sports a little skeptical. I think if you want to be the best NBA Takeda Sanders might just pop out of the side here. It's possible. And it's a different skill set. No question. I think if you wanna be the best NBA two K player, you're probably not also going to be the best overwatch player. What I think is most interesting about you're saying to me is will they will three to seven titles bake, or because of the notion of the framework diffent different than creating a ball Centric sport. Which is what we're coming from. Where literally I mean, look EA just has you know, has a hit in short. Will it be more like the movie and television business where in perpetuity there will be games that captured three four five years or are you saying marvel Star Wars? There's a saying that I know that. Sport. But marvel and Star Wars there still will be a forest Gump there still will be right. And so it's going to be it'll be interesting. If I'm actually just literally as you're talking like, ooh. So maybe bakes three to seven and or maybe bake six, and you're always an environment where another four or always getting five year runs and seventy runs versus the kind of five. They get a forty year run. I'm skeptical only because team play and watching team plays seems to Sklar stir around these very ancient forms. But you know, what this could be an example where history just isn't a guide of the future because after a league of legends does not look like hockey football, baseball or soccer. So it remains to be seen. I feel very obviously very good about our bat because I I feel. feel doubling down. In the pocket. But that's it. It's really. Watching an Instagram Facebook putting your phone numbers Calvin ready to call. We have to give you an opportunity get some access to this wonderful thinking you ready for doing go ahead. Yeah. You can ask personal questions to not just business question. I liked business. Is there anything you want to talk about that person? Anything you bring up. You know?.

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"strauss zelnick" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience

The GaryVee Audio Experience

03:52 min | 1 year ago

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience

"Because I didn't want to work and a couple more years in school. And I was trying to figure out how to get into entertainment, and a friend of a friend helped me get my first job in entertainment, which was a summer, internship at Viacom, and I worked there, you know, how to amazing summer met some people that led to my first full time job was which was a Columbia Pictures television in sales. Which one really would. I had mind I wanted to run a movie studio, but okay, good place to start flat out that young of nature. Like, that's what I'm gonna. Why new I want to run a movie studio when I was five years old, and I really didn't even exist. How I didn't even watch. Like, I wasn't allowed to go to the movies, particularly I mean, it was talking about no is completely made up. My dad was a lawyer. So no clue but I was committed to it. So it real quick just for one more time because I need to rewind that you're not sure because you're young how it got into your zeitgeist. But you immediately became committed to it. Yeah. I think had some sense like that it was very glamorous. And you could be like five you cared about the girls. So ready? I think it was more the money backed one or I guess wrong. Keep going little did. I know. Yes. Either better ways to make money. Anyhow, I got recruited from Columbia, go to what what was then the largest home entertainment company of esteron, the early days of home entertainment. That's how long ago was and they were launching a motion picture initiative, and I became the president of the company like nine months later. So how old are you twenty nine? So basically three years out of school and to say that I know anything gross understatement. I used to say my friends are like this company, and it was the biggest. Independent. And they the question was why would you be president this company? My my answer was well, definitely not competent for the job. Definitely clad. They gave it to me. So I did, you know at this point, you know, for a lot of people were listening like these days twenty nine having a big company or big job. Not insane wasn't any other entertainment. Now now, so always been a business that gave young people opportunity early. No. It was definitely I mean, you know, precocious, but I'm first of all old person talking about what it was like to be young and successful as pathetic. So I'm not gonna talk too much about that. But no, Barry Diller was in his early thirties. When he was when he was when he was chairman of paramount. So is not not at all on heard of for successful people that one really well because of I picture Greenland became the highest grossing independent film of all time, which I do remember, which was dirty dancing. And then and then that's that that we made a bunch of other movies. There were some that. Did very I this is how this conversation went down. No, no, no Guli. I know you're committed to it. But I think it's I just don't want people like look at it. I know people are going to be if it's not a movie, it's not a movie like I completely made it up and now Gary's ruined the rest of his tops our weight. Either was or was not distributed by Ron, and I just don't want to get the ugly Email sang I made that movie. How can you take credit for it? So. But was it stripped by vest, Ron? Who or whose catalog is in now? And then I could tell you anyway, moving on that went pretty well. I was recruited from there to become president of Twentieth Century, Fox. Go ahead. And I was President Fox. I was a great run. We had a whole bunch of hits. So after being in the movie business for seven years. I really serve revised my goals having that I thought was very long term goal quickly. And I decided to revise my goal. Sav really want to do something that's in entertainment. But also highly entrepreneurial, and I sort of survey the landscape, and I said this nineteen Ninety-three. I said, you know, I think video games are going to become a huge entertainment business..

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"strauss zelnick" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience

The GaryVee Audio Experience

03:39 min | 1 year ago

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience

"I love chaos doing eight hundred things and start doing it. That's right. And anytime I know about to do. So I did Intermedia head down for five years to build a foundation people this. Everybody scary bay nurture. And this is episode three or four of the ask Gary v show, and I'm really excited for this next guest and we're coming in super cold Nikko. Oh, my team said, hey, I think Strauss should be on your show like one hundred percent being invited to a Strauss party, maybe nine years ago in in the tech kind of media scene was a super highlight for me, and some of you who know me know that Ben layers very good friend of mine and earlier that like three months earlier than that party Benon. I like guys or gals get into like a medium like something. That's funny to them somehow, a movie called Guliyev's became this like really funny thing, you know, that movie. Was it? I thought it was a horror movie I was a little bit of both. Here's the punchline somehow at Sundance this movie Guli, which I didn't know about. But then like in this weekend, it became the most important thing in my life. So then a couple months later, we go to Strauss's house for this event. Or what have you somehow were not a lot of people were left, and somehow me in better just somehow it gets referenced Guli, we say something it's like the inside joke. It's the meme and stress goes I made that movie which to this day is a top like ten I'm, but the whole lot of time together, we have a lot of mutual friends. I've enormous admiration from him from afar will I'm going to let them paint a five minute context of his career to secure because I think he's going to help a lot of entrepreneurs. And then anything else stress on your mind. I'd love to know. Anything that you wanna talk about? But the Guli thing is top ten moment. Like from the heat. I think everybody can associate with this your friends random shit becomes something. You all talk about for. This was like white hot. Like, basically said that were Julie's eighty seven thousand times over a one week period. And then one week later the man who fucking green lit the movie. It was an amazing. I don't know if you remember that. I do remember the story. I'm probably gonna like ruin the whole thing. I made I'm not sure I made goonies or goalies. And I never went to look to see which one was ours after we had this. But I think you had you if you make goonies, you would definitely know it, you know, who these fucking the greatest movie of all time, maybe goonies are Houli's. But anyhow cooling we made the worst Guli whichever was worse traffic. That's the one you make. Yeah, we're not talking about goonies. What I think is actually a top ten movie. I would remember. Didn't make a Steven Spielberg. Barely even spill Guli, which is a movie that nobody do people. What's going on? You got something. Yes. Yeah. It's it's a it was anyway, nonetheless, those look for what everybody's watching it ton of entrepreneurs lot of business people want to give everybody like three minute. Like kind of comic book episode one who who you are your career a little bit about you. So on the career side. I was wanted to be in the entertainment business from growing up for no particular reason, where's you? Are. You grew up in Boston. And then New Jersey and part of the south orange very close to wine library, my my wife was in Springfield short hills. Very close. Go ahead. And I went I went to Wesley and undergrad or went right to grad school out of college..

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"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

03:59 min | 2 years ago

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"A month from other expenditures. If. Witnesses a priority. And if and if you really can't, there's plenty of stuff you can do body weight and get outside and walk, or if you want, you can run. They're numerous activities at truly are free. So both are true. I am blessed and I and I'm grateful for those blessings. And it does allow me for example to join a bunch of different gyms, and you know, train where I want and and go on fund cycling trips and and but it is not true that you can't eat healthily. The food that is most recommended is very inexpensive. Certainly, you know, as you do, you know, you don't eat animal products that's way less expensive food than a diet that includes, you know, bags and boxes and cakes and the like you're eating, you know, whole grains and vegetables and fruit and about as inexpensive diet as you can have. So let's make sure that we're not engaging in in limitations as excuses. That doesn't mean I don't have blessings. I do anything. I should've asked you but didn't. Well, you pretty good about asking questions, but I guess I would probably ask. Okay, so given all of this, you know what you do and the life you have and where you're at, you know, are you happy? Are you? Yeah, I'm really happy. I'm really, I'm really blessed. I'm really happy that I have. I've seen you a little annoyed before I get irritated, but it's rare. Yeah. I'm trying to think when you would have seen what's coming to mind as you. The four of us were sitting down for dinner what night you were actually pretty good mood, but use an expression of somebody took my sweater. Some bar mess Twitter as my wife's expression, which being mean basically it's a long story, but basically a way of saying people are kinda pushing the limits with me a little bit. Yeah, people are asking little too much and you sometimes feel like when you are in it yourself to giving not getting, and and then there are times when I think in this this is my fault. There's no one else's fault, but there are times when I feel like a, yeah, I, I sort of I wanna give not kept, but what I really want is to get. Maybe you saw me in a moment where I wasn't my mo- spiritually healthy. It was not a what I would call unhealthy. We were going around the table talking about how we were. You just go back to the idea of because I don't think we spent enough time on this. This service piece is you take this really seriously as one of the first things we ever talked about. You and open door policy do a ton of coaching and mentoring for people. We're doing that in your thirties and forties to where it was something that happ started to happen later in. No, I was always doing this and this came from a place I wanted to be in the entertainment business, and I had no connections whatsoever. My dad, my dad was a lawyer and not in the entertainment business. And so I, I tried to get connected to people and go see them. And I, you know, wrote over the transom letters this days before Email and calls known what cmih and it was really hard to break in the entertainment business. So I made it a commitment to myself when I got my first job with which was a Columbia Pictures that if someone wanted to talk about business or anything, I'd always have an open door was purely about career stuff in entertainment and and I did, and because I had no door, people came seeming not because I had much to offer. I don't think I did, and I wasn't. Senior in the beginning, of course, as junior executive, Columbia Pictures. But I started on talking to people and so word got around at the business schools colleges that if you wanna get into entertainment, this guy, no one else will see, but this guy will. And so people came seamy. And then that turned into a coaching and mentoring practice that I developed over a long period of time. And that became really important to me because I looked at, you know, look to life and said, you know what I do for a living. I provide people with light entertainment. I'm proud of what I do. Don't get me wrong, and I love it, but I'm not hearing cancer. And what I do will never be remembered after I'm gone..

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"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

04:05 min | 2 years ago

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"Oh, by the way, we'll all leave and, and even that something as simple as that most people aren't denial about. Most people look, I'm looking. The table you now. Most people are like, yeah, I know you're gonna die me. However, no, I'm gonna live forever. You know, that is a fantasy that we, we all can can live in. If we're not careful. And when you see people endlessly amassing power, money or possessions, or spouses, for example, or anything, I think it's, it's it's grasping immortality as opposed to recognizing, you know, we all have an arc, a limited arc. We get to do this once you know, we gonna make of it. And so we use ageless. You are not referring to define the laws of nature? Certainly not. And I have friends, you know, all you do is go to Silicon Valley, convince people literally believe that they're gonna live forever. They talk about the the scape philosophy which is a few can every year. If you can push out your death by more than a year than you've reached escape velocity. You're never gonna die made, and you can actually find literature on this topic kurzweil among other things police this and he's still alive. Where you know medical science is is continuing to increase my life span every year from more than a year. You do the math. So I don't believe that that sort of Xenos paradox which implies you can't move across the room because each movement that you need to make has to be a shorter than the movement you anticipate. But it turns out you Xenos paradox. Notwithstanding we can actually move across the room. So in in the same way, you know you can. You can determine the medical sides is making headway and you can still get hit by a truck and I figure we all will form another or your self driving car crashes. Exactly. Still that being said, you said an interesting thing to be recently. We're talking about the fact you're sixty one now. You actually think it's possible. You can be in better shape at seventy one then you are now I do, but what if I'm wrong, I'll still be slow, fun trying. And there's a little bit more aspirational than Doug Matic. It's certainly not dogmatic. First of all kinds of things can happen that are unexpected. I hope they don't, but this early could. And you know, my my wife and I were kidding about dying. And she said, see, you really can't die now because Majnoun garrisoning to publish a book called becoming ageless and then to die. But of course I could. And I hope not to my point though, is in the absence of illness or an accident. There's it. I'm not an Olympic athlete. I'm not. I'm not training at that level and none of my peers is training that we're all really, really good casual athletes who have day jobs and relationships and lives. And if you are training in that level, no, there's no limitation sixty one seventy one or probably eighty one. There reaches a point where you will likely be infirm. I'm hoping that'll be pretty close to the point at which I'm I'm no longer walking around on the face of the earth, and that's really the point, but no one should mistake. My prescription for fitness as yes. You can be, you know, your professional. Gymnast at at eighteen years old and you're going to be the same quality professional gymnasts sixty one. No, you're not going to be. What about one of the beef that you you? And I were talking before hand, you said that one of the critiques you're hearing the book has been very warmly received, but one of the critiques you here is a well. Of course, this guy has time and energy and money to spend on his personal health because he's rich and but I, I'm not rich, therefore I can't do it. How do you respond to that? Well, the first response incredibly grateful for all the resources I have, you know, incredibly grateful. And of course, as allow me to do things that some people can't do, I would then also observe the without regard to our own limitations. We can make healthy choices and you know, you can decide, look, instead of watching television. I'm going to get exercise and you can join a gym, like planet fitness or blink for less than twenty dollars a month, which is, I'm guessing most people not everyone can divert twenty dollars.

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"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

04:15 min | 2 years ago

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"I love have loads of friends and colleagues care about, and and so I've I've long list of things to be grateful for an eye numerate them then move onto, you know, asking for blessings for all the people I care about. And if there is someone I'm annoyed where they're resentful of pray for them as well. Nothing like forgive. To heal, and that's part of my practice. I don't usually carry around many resentments and this to my wife's annoyance. There's almost no one on earth. I don't like, but you know if there is someone that goes on the list because it's it releases, you know, releases you and releases your your commitment to being connected to negatively. And then I said, an attention for day which is asking and listening for what the world has in store for me as opposed to what I have in store for the world trying to be trying to give and not get trying to trying to enter my day with a posture of service and and a focus on others, not just a myself. So I have one response to that and then at all, in other responses, something you said earlier. I was recently interviewing an expert in his scientist trained to Harvard who did positive psychology at Harvard's. Got Sean. Acor s. h. a. w. n. last name ACH are wrote a book all the happiness advantage, and he one of the things he talks a lot about his gratitude turns out his because I had been doing this thing. We're everytime right as I'm going to bed, I just list all the things I'm break before. He said the one tweak he would put on that is to list three things that you're grateful for today in other is things that happened today because his argument is that teaches the brain scan all the time for great things, which is a great way to overcome the negativity bias that's baked into us by volition, where we're always looking around for threats. I think that's great piece of advice hadn't heard that before. So that's one thing. The other thing is I don't have my stick together on this just gonna free assoc-. For a second. When you talked about praying, God, thinking about God is everything that's outside of you. I like that. But I had one little kind of reservation that came up, which is that. In may reinforce the idea that we're somehow separate from the universe. We have this primordial illusion of separate of separation that we, it's us locked in our ego locked behind. Our is hearing fretful. -i out at the world when in fact it's actually the borders much more porous. And somebody said something recently that I think of once in a while when I'm meditating, which is like you are nature. I mean, we're all part of the same thing. We look at an animal that's nature, but you are nature and you are integrated into this whole thing. So it seems to be that God is just a touch more complex than what you were describing. But again, I just I, I don't have. I'm not Doug Matic about this. I wanna get your response. I think it's great observation. And I think as I let go of try to let go of self and my morning prayer, the, there's a much greater likelihood that I'll feel at one with. What's outside of me I in the starting point is is simply to say this. This shell is me and all these burning desires inside our me and everything else is God and then and I wanna let go of what's inside me and listen to what's outside of me. And I think you're right. A higher expression that would then feel being integrated into what's outside. And I think it's a path that I hope to be on. I'm probably not there yet. I'm not sure if whenever gets here, but I'm probably not there yet. I see it exactly as you do. These are all this is all in luge in and what we've created and pretty much everything that we do all day long is completely flies in the face of reality, which is that we enter this world with nothing and we will all leave with nothing..

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"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

03:27 min | 2 years ago

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"Founded in in developing spiritual life and what I what I've observed as it, it can take any number of different forms for some people. It's meditation. It is for you for other people's traditional religion, you know, going to church or mosque or synagogue regularly participating in organized religion. And for me, it's a little it. It's it's, it's not those things. Although two characteristics of all them, it's morning prayer and it's, you know, it's the secular. It's not religious secular mean meaning that you're not praying to God. Well, I I am praying to God, but I don't define God and and I'm not. I'm not committed to any particular definition like the unitarian church. I think I think you know the line is it's not avoiding to believe in God. It's just important. That you're not God. I think I defined God as everything that's not me everything around me, whether it's the people or the universe or the environment, but it's it's that which is outside of me, and I think developing spiritual for me was as simple as understanding. The difference between actions now comes understanding, what is what's what I can do is pretty narrowly sat around, you know, my my, the span of my arms. That's what I can actually do, what what occurs the interaction between the span of my arms and everything outside of it. And so when I, when I'm praying when I'm really trying to do as opposed to having the world align itself to me and my desires, having me listen to the world and align my desires and me with it. What does it look like? Are you just sitting in a chair comfortably? I'm actually on my knees actually is a posture of prayer that is typical for many and atypical for many. But for me, it's a posture of humility and it's it's, that's where I wanna start. And how long will you do for a few minutes? Not not. Not not. As long as for example, you will meditate all the very meditative for me, but what it does is it sets off my day and I, I'm absolutely committed to this. My day starts this way, whether I feel like it or not own to be clear, I don't feel like much of the time. You know, look, this is not about, you know, constantly being thuesday Aston house. I lost feel like going to the gym all the time. No. And certainly some of my workouts are really don't feel like doing. I feel better when they're over, but I really don't feel like doing them so it it's not quite as challenging as a workout. But there are times when I really don't feel like being meditative and and mindful, but I do it every morning. And so what are you doing in your mind in those few minutes? I have actually have a pair practice. It's flexible, but it centers around, you know, gratitude. Thinking about other people and setting an intention for the day he can you break those down so gratitude thing about other people and setting an intention for the day. Would you mind just to the extent you're comfortable getting a little bit more granular on those? No, yes. I will gratitude. I list all the things in my life and I'm, you know, I'm actually sort of speaking softly not all in my head. I list all things in my life, which I'm grateful and her long list of things. You know, I've had plenty of material blessings and lots of emotional blessings. And I happily married for a long time. I have kids..

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10% Happier with Dan Harris

03:49 min | 2 years ago

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"The question is, as you said, can you be mindful and and make your own choice about where you fall? One of the choices I made his try really hard, not stepping scale found out, and this was recommended to me by Sean pren- to to the book is dedicated, unfortunately passed away young of lung cancer who was editor in chief of muscle and fitness guy was an incredible shape at the fifty and he. Never way myself because what's the point I all if do look in the mirror and see how I'm doing, and I thought, yeah, that's probably the right thing. And I I would way myself in my mind to target weight and if I exceeded it, I'd feel bad about myself without regard to how I looked or felt or had performed that day. And and the worst part is if I were at or under the weight, then I, I think I gave myself permission to eat things that I really shouldn't eat. So I'm not sure it was a good result either way, and I've tried therefore to stay off the scale, but okay. So we've talked about sort of bodies morphism, do you work out a ton and you've, you've got to huge jobs. Nothing was that you're also a husband and father of three, beautiful children. Your see of take two interactive also is CEO of m. c. or cherry MC doesn't have titles. I'm a partner. You're the name on Zee Zell Nick with, what is it again? Zelic media capital. Okay. You're investing in media company. So you've got these two huge and you work out minimum. Mm, six days a week, some of those days twice. So do you think there's compulsive, there's any compulsion in that? Yes, absolutely. And you know, I think. I, I'm loath use word because not a very pretty word, but so there's a thin line between motivation and compulsion, and there's a another thin line between, you know, performance compulsion. I suppose you know, when we work really, really hard and you didn't find yourself in this career position without working really hard without working in a way that most people would find unimaginable and I work hard to and is at compulsion, or is that emission or is that just playing appropriate? So there we have to be, as you said earlier, you know, we have to be mindful all of these things. But does does this amount of exercise feel compulsive to me? No, it doesn't feel compulsive to me because it's my recreation and it's my release. Yeah. As you've said to me before, there are other forms of recreation. You might enjoy what you just don't do them because you're making time for this like you don't watch a lot of TV or moving. That's right. I don't. And that's nothing against him. By the way, it's not a prescription not to watch television movies to the contra and and I make television show. So definitely wanted you to watch them, but, but I you have to choose and I think you can have three or four priorities in your life. And my priorities are my family and my friends, my work, my fitness and charitable work, and mentoring and coaching. Those are my four, and it's not that I don't watch television ever do sometimes with my wife that's important to her. And I love movies, although not see as many as like, but it's just not in the topless priorities. It can't be. And, and I mean, I would add the listening. Mindfulness is really important. I. Thank you stated quite beautifully is in line between motivation and compulsion, writing that line all the time in lots of areas in my life, including fitness, and I crossed it at times. I think there's no question that do I. Okay. Said that to you? Yes. And so we both open about that and I think mindfulness is important, but also something that both of us had is strong vocal wives. Yes and really good friends in your life. And I would throw in for those who are interested. Also, psychotherapy all really good ways to know how you're doing in writing that line..

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10% Happier with Dan Harris

02:26 min | 2 years ago

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"Professional athletes among them near as I can tell and natural athlete United really do sports when I was a kid. I was a student and I love being a student, and I didn't really love being active and I was skinny. So it wasn't like I, I wasn't carrying extra extra weight. I didn't have any outside imperative to lose weight to contrary. I couldn't really keep weight on. So I did lift weights when I was a teenager just because I was so skinny at didn't seem to have much of an impact. Short wasn't doing correctly. I know isn't doing correctly and Iran, because I, I was light so I could run. I play some squash, not particularly well which have now picked up again, but that was it. I was primarily a student. How'd you end up getting so into it because you are you? We're sometimes twice a day now? Well, I, you know, I think it was. It was. It was a process of letting go of fear and. Embracing something that could be fun that I'd never thought would be fun. So I think one of the reasons that I wasn't so into sports is that I was I wasn't a natural athlete. I wasn't gifted and I thought I look. And if I did things that you know, I was good at like studying or working later. I wouldn't go fee goofy studying. I was good at it. I certainly didn't look goofy working at least not most of the time because and we're pretty well. But athletics, you know, I was afraid of how I was going to come across and. And as a more healthy spiritually healthy and emotionally healthy. I let go the fear. It's not like I looked better and understand least not. Initially, I just let go the fear and that was that was a process and took took longtime that process took longtime. So as I let go the fear, I suddenly thought, wow, this is this fun. This fun and embraced my, I'm brace my inner goofiness. You know, I remember I started running few years got picked up running because I, I, I really was such a bad runner that I thought, well, this is standing in the way the rest of the sports. And I only I don't like running much so I hired a running coach and I went out with our our morning fitness crew to run..

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"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

04:12 min | 2 years ago

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"You know, in a Farrah capita fallout, I'd I'd stop and pick up another one. And if I came across you, I grab your rocks to when it got to the top of the hill, the only. Thing I experienced was there was another hill in front of me. So if if I had a win and I, I'm, I had a lot of stuff that went really well both personally and professionally, I would experience it as sort of as as very as momentary and I didn't wanna I didn't wanna ever take credit for it. Not truly. I mean, I might come across as someone who took credit for isn't a very appealing attribute. I, I hope I don't come across that way now, but I didn't really inside sort of the worst of both worlds. I look. I look like I was super proud of myself and I feel at all that way today, hope that, you know, I come across with some measure of humility and and I can take at least a small amount of pride in how things of gun. How did it manifest itself? This thing's -iety. Well, I think you know, Alta wait manifest itself as I wasn't. I wasn't incredibly happy today. I wasn't unhappy. I, I was really grateful for the life ahead. I've never failed to be grateful everyday for the opportunities that I've had for the things that have come my way. So I had gratitude, but it didn't have a lot of basic happiness. And I think I, I sorta hit that behind, you know. Enthusiasm, you know, I always the ass to upbeat, but inside wasn't I wasn't very happy and I would mitigate that by working out hard or you know, taking on ridiculous challenges at work. It's I think it's one of the reasons I turnarounds because they were just so hard. You know, it wasn't enough that I would do good job running a business. I had to turn around and a possible an impossible situation. And then I drank. And you know, I didn't drink endless quiet, but I drank every night. And was just drinking. Yeah, it was just drinking mostly mostly. Yeah, I have my moments. Right. And how did that get? Well, never got bad. Never got bad in terms of quantity. I was always in my own bed at night, and I got up early in the morning to go to the gym, but you know, it was not optional. I was gonna come home and have a couple of big drinks every night and then didn't appeal to my. Wife among other things, but it it was. The point is I couldn't take it or leave it. The process of stopping was at heart, or was it just like a, you know, I gotta stop. So let's just do this knows real well. It was hard in that. I, I would stop for a while and then I'd find a reason to continue and and again, because I didn't have any apparent issues, you know, I, I was in courage d- by people around me, oh, come on, you know, have a drink with me which one is until finally got to the point of saying, look, I, I don't wanna be this person. I don't want to define myself this way. I, I'm I wanted to find myself differently or said another way, you know, am I going to be? You know, an athlete and a person at my very best or my going to be a drinker. And I decided I decided couldn't do all of those together. You talk about, you've talked about athletes a couple times. We're here because of your new book, which is about the fact that we can all be athletes, although really just a quarter of the book. But yeah, yes, right, absolutely. In the rest of the time we can treat ourselves like athletes, important ways and and even mental athletes for sure. And we'll break that down second, but you were not always. I mean, you're pretty jacked right now, but as I understand it, you're not always this way. No, I, I'm occasionally of people get accused of being having great genetics and or being an actual athlete, which I, you know, I find amusing the extreme, you know, great genetics. I come from a long line of insurance executives. Rabbis. And no, no.

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

04:23 min | 2 years ago

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"So I I show up in California, you know, thinking have it all figured out and and FOX was turn around, and I did have a plan. Owen incidentally, I wasn't really wrong about what needed to be done. You know with the point was not that I was. Wrong, what I failed to pay attention to how to go about it. And I spent a little too much time talking and not enough time listening that that as it turns out, slowdown, my progress and actually getting anything done. The good news is I learned I learned from my mistakes and while I entered poorly, I was able with the help and support of ultimately my colleagues and my boss to turn it around. And I did have a successful on their my three year olds really in the animals these days. And we talk a lot about hippos with big mouths and tiny ears. And I'm, I'm guilty. I was I was up. So then you went on to get into the music industry from there. Actually, I left FOX to do my first startup in the video game business nineteen ninety three and went to Silicon Valley, which was an unusual thing to do then. And I had the view that video games would be the next huge entertainment business and that the. Economics of the video game business would be a lot more beneficial than the economics of what was very mature and today's and even more mature motion, picture business have to pay accurate. Well, not just that there are many attributes of the motion picture business and make it a challenging sl class into then. And I, I do Tennessee things as they are, and I was actually right about that. It's much much longer for the business to develop the night expected. And so it was very early days, but as it turns out I called it right. The business in those days was was probably nineteen Ninety-three don't know under one hundred million dollar business today. It's one hundred and forty billion dollar worldwide industry much larger than the motion picture business or the music business. But nonetheless, you got into how did that transition happen from your first foray into video games into going into music where you write to early? I, I may have been right too early certainly was right too early for my own taste. I missed running a business. I don't think I'd gotten that out of my system yet. And I was recruited by the MG which was another turnaround. It was five out of six music companies. It was the peak of the music business. So there's a lot of excitement about this was nineteen ninety five and they recruited me, and crystal dynamics was on a very good footing at that point on there was great leadership step into my role. So even though is only a couple years later, I felt comfortable moving on. I was still a very large shareholder and I moved to be g where I started among other things. Video game business g interactive, and we as a team turned around the music business, and we had record years for the company in terms of revenue profits, market, share, and Grammy wins. By the time I left six years later, we were number two in the business. Okay, so resume, we've done part of it, but just looking at your resume, you had gone to Harvard Law School. You went on, you had all these be a friend of mine calls, BB Jay's, big jobs, and beauty. Well, life who is a friend of mine and bianca's and wonderful children, but it was there was some inner sort of health and spiritual term wealth. Can you talk a little bit about that? Well, it was more than a little. You know, I think I was anxious all the time. You know, I I, I think prided myself on being the calmest guy in the entertainment business, and I certainly did come across very little could rattle me. And if you're doing turnarounds all the time you have to be in position. But my interior life was was really spiky. And I took everything personally. He was all about me. So any interaction was about me? How did I come across? I look, how do you know? Did I did? I do that correctly or incorrectly and whatever whatever I did well was just a prelude to the next challenge and whatever I do badly, you know, that was an opportunity really beat myself up. And I sort of describe myself as as I think carrying, you know child's along with me, I was I was like a guy walking up a hill with a backpack full rocks..

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"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

03:59 min | 2 years ago

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"Lot of upset before I was ten years old as did my siblings and that that that created some sense of motivation and not necessarily all good motivation to create a perfect picture of life. You can trace your ambition in some way back to that, that feeling of rupture, I think I was probably born with some sense of invasion and yes, I think I can trace more of a, maybe the negative parts of the drive to the rupture, maybe the positive parts of the drive to something that was inherent you were and still are, but but particularly what I know about your younger days really ambitious and successfully. So yeah, and I think that's right. And I think I spent a lot of time coaching and mentoring. People now, I don't think there's anything wrong with them Bishen to the contrary. I think knowing you want is is probably the factor most highly correlated with getting what you want, and so am Bishen is a good thing. And I think I was also accused of being a patient. My view is that impatience in action is probably a good thing impatience with regard to outcomes, not so much good thing. And when I was younger, maybe I confuse the two more than I do now. Can you break that? I think being ambitious. Great. And I think you know, I think people who are young being told the weight, you know your term will come is it's frustrating frustrating when I was young and I would find it equally frustrating now, I think though understanding what we can and can't control is pretty powerful life. And when you're starting from nowhere, and I started from nowhere the way you did with nothing, no connections, yoga. If the work really hard to begin to create traction, there's nothing wrong with having great ambition and if you don't work hard, nothing will come from it. Perhaps I would have benefited from being little more patient in the outcomes. Understanding that no matter how hard I worked matter how hard I tried no matter how well things went. Certain things are just gonna take time. So we're talking about your career maybe worth to you were the youngest studio chief? I'm not sure I'd. So I while dining out on being the youngest, anything when you're old is is horrifying to me, but I don't know if that's true in any case, but I was thirty two when I became president and chief operating officer. Twentieth Century Fox, pretty pretty big job. I'm forty, seven. I'd be stressed out to have that job now. You know, stress is not has never really been my issue. Plenty of concerns. Stress is actually not one of them. They also say there's good stress and bad stress. When when you feel like you're in control of a situation, you experience stress very differently than when you feel you're not in control of a situation. Did you feel like you're in control when you took over that job? There were days I did, and many days I did not. And I after all a great title notwithstanding I was not the most senior guy in the organization. I reported to the chairman of. Of Twentieth Century Fox, and he reported to the CEO of foxing. How did that job go for? You ultimately went great. It was hard at first because I I showed up. I've been president of the large independent film company, and so I, I was pretty convinced I had it all sorted out and I knew it needed to be done. What I failed understand was a while I saw the motion picture business as one business the, there's an enormous divide between the independent motion picture business, which is where I was well-known respected and successful as president of the largest company and the major motion picture business where I had no reputation. And my only experience had been is a relatively junior executive Columbia Pictures previously..

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10% Happier with Dan Harris

04:31 min | 2 years ago

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"That moment might be the feeling of pressure from your heat feet hitting the ground. It might be a sense of movement in your legs. It might be a coolness of wind hitting your face. It might be noticing you become distracted into and just making us off note of thinking thinking. So you'd be running along taking pressure pressure. Hearing hearing, thinking thinking seeing seeing, and then you're gonna distracted a million times and just start again. So it's not complicated, but it will bring you in a truly meditative way to the experience of running. So yeah, I've done it before. I do it when I'm on. When I exercise when I'm on meditation retreat, and I don't want to totally cheap by listening to to bread Eldridge or whatever just matching Brett because he was on the show recently than that, I will do a noting practice when I'm running and it is I've noticed harder because what you're listening to music, you get this sort of adrenaline that you, you won't. At least I haven't gotten from just doing a noting practice, but it is in my view, that's truly a way to make running a meditative. So go for it, give it a shot. Don't listen, Lincoln park. I'm kidding. Our guest this week is Strauss zanuck who was a personal friend. I'm gonna warn you up front. He is a personal friend as sometimes happens on the show before we get into. I want to talk a little bit about this. I've mentioned it before. We did this survey with podcast listeners and I was and I said this before, but I think it's worth repeating bowled over by the magnitude of the response. I mean, hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people took time to fill out the survey. I am. Incredibly grateful to people who did that because it's been super useful. We there you're gonna start seeing over the next months and coming year some real changes to the show in part because the survey we did, and also because of the aforementioned Ryan kesler we have new producer, there's going to be, they're going to be some changes, and I think they're going to be really great. And one of the things people told us is that really like to stay within the bounds of meditation, mindfulness, Buddhism, psychology people weren't so interested in doing getting fitness advice for me, which is probably wise because if you take a look at the person. Yeah. Anyway, you didn't wanna have fitness guests on because they're plenty of other guests that do that. So basically where we've arrived is that we're going to do so nine out of ten podcasts will be right in the wheelhouse that that our listeners telling us they want to be in. But one out of ten, maybe one out of twenty. It's going to be dealer's choice. I'm just going to do what I wanna do, and this one falls in that category. Strauss is not some lifelong meditation practitioner. Although as you're gonna hear, he does a better job in my view of talking about the connection between a spiritual practice and and an exercise practice than most. But I bring him on because he's had a huge impact on me. He is sixty one years old and jacked. I mean, just ripped and also the CEO of one of the largest video game companies on earth. These his take to entertainment owns grand theft auto. So one of the biggest. Video game franchises. There is he's been in the entertainment industry was a movie mogul music, mogul, and is now in the video game industry and takes the time to be incredibly fit with a busy professional life with a huge mentor in practice that we're gonna talk about. He's incredibly generous with his time to people who need in want it with a family of three, beautiful children and wife, beautiful wife. So he's he's a guy who's in the world, but taking the time to be engaged in in these in this kind of physical upkeep upkeep in a way that I have found as his friend incredibly inspiring and has really changed the way I approach my physical fitness. So give them a chance. I think you're going to find a lot here of value even though it may fall slightly outside the center of the bullseye for for what listeners have been looking for. But I promise if you give this chance, you're gonna like it..

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"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"strauss zelnick" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"New feature on the ten percent happier app. You can have set up a shortcut via Syria. If you've got if you're using an apple device where you can just tell your phone or your home pod that you wanna play specific meditation, like the meditation of the day or meditation help you sleep, and it will just pop right up. It's awesome. It's great use of AI before the robots take over and kill all of us. All right. Let's get your phone calls. Here's a number one. Hey, Dan, this is Jay in Charlotte, North Carolina. My questions related to comments you've made in the past about healthy levels, things -iety and how we achieve high level of success at work line of our practice. When you start learning about not clinging words like passionless nece and renunciation, it just seems that any level of anxiety or stress related to achievement work as a form of suffering. And I love to hear you talk more about that. Thank you. Bye-bye. Here's my take on. That is a great question. I spent a lot of time ruminating on this might take, is that a certain amount of stress? Make sense? A certain amount of suffer. Thing is is part of the deal when you're trying to do something great or important or just feed your family. But we tend to make that worse than it needs to be. And mindfulness is a great way to have an inner telescope that tells you that gives you sense of when you've crossed the line between useless rumination or rather when you when you've crossed into useless, remnant, useless rumination from a territory that I often like to refer to his constructive anguish. So there's a certain amount of constructive anguish out there. But you gotta know when when it doesn't make any sense anymore, and Joseph Goldstein eminent meditation teacher often. Encourages people to use a little mantra of is this useful. So you know on the ninety, seventh time you're worrying about something related to work, maybe just ask yourself, is this useful? Have I played out the string on this particular anxiety loop? Do I, you know, I, I've thought about it enough. I have a plan. Here's where we are now going to bring my attention to something else. Maybe it's my child, maybe it's the food I'm eating, maybe it's my spouse. And I think I think in in many ways I've found in my experience having a mechanism in inter mechanism to to notice when I've taken the stress too far has really boosted my resiliency in my focus and my ability to, you know, be the right there for people I want to be there for. So yeah, it's a huge issue. I don't think there's some silver bullet. I don't think there's some way to magically. No. When you know when you cross the line between good stress and bad stress. But I think meditations are really good way to to have a sense of when you've. When you've done that and as it pertains to clinging, the concept I really like is, is this idea of non non attachment to results to just to know as you're working really hard on something and I'm not gonna say I'm at ace at this, but I do my best. We working really hard at something. It makes a lot of.

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