135: Strauss Zelnick | Building Massively Successful Companies + Becoming Younger Each Year

Released Monday, 15th April 2019
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Today I am joined by Strauss Zelnick, the founder of the private equity firm Zelnick Media Capital and president and CEO of Take-Two Interactive. Strauss has a long history of leading media and communications enterprises and is deeply involved in originating investments, advising executives and guiding the strategic and operational initiatives across all portfolio company investments. I wanted to have Strauss on the show because he truly exemplifies the Work Hard Play Hard lifestyle, and because he has set out a goal to become younger every year. This episode with Strauss is killer, I know you’re going to love it.

In This Conversation We Cover:
  • [4:39] Growing up in a big family + what it taught him
  • [7:25] Earning the nickname “The Prince”
  • [9:20] Working through 10,000 movie contracts in an internship
  • [13:30] Greenlighting the movie Dirty Dancing + regenerating RCA
  • [21:24] Strauss’ strategy for coming in to help turn a company around
  • [24:00] Changing his health and fitness by becoming younger each year
  • [29:30] Determining your top priorities
  • [32:32] Living a life of moderation
  • [37:53] Rapid fire with Strauss

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