Strauss Zelnick on Becoming Ageless, Dauntless, and Limitless
Today’s guest is Strauss Zelnick, who’s known in the Fortune 500 circles as the “world’s fittest CEO.”
At 61 years old, Strauss maintains a two-a-day workout schedule while running the media juggernaut Take-Two Interactive, which has given us blockbuster video game franchises like Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, and NBA 2K, as well as his private equity firm, Zelnick Media Capital, which has about $12 billion in assets.
Oh and Strauss also has managed to do all of that while also being a husband to his wife of nearly 30 years and father to his three children, which is no small feat, either.
As you can tell, I’m kind of a fan of Strauss’. You just don’t get to meet people like him very often.
So, in this interview, Strauss talks about his upcoming book called Becoming Ageless, which is his personal blueprint for looking and feeling young and vibrant at any age, as well as his thoughts on a number of topics, including work-life balance, goal setting and achievement, key life lessons learned, and more.
I hope you enjoy it.
5:15 – Why did you decide to write “Becoming Ageless”?
8:14 – What are the biggest lessons you’ve learned?
11:37 – Have you found that recovery isn’t as good as you get older?
13:26 – Do genetics play a role?
15:21 – What about work life balance? How do you keep it all together and be successful?
17:40 – Start by knowing what you want.
20:47 – How important is it to look towards the future? How do you prioritize?
23:26 – What hard choices have you had to make? Any mistakes?
26:22 – Do you drink alcohol?
29:24 – What does your doctor say you should cut out of your diet?
30:24 – Have you developed any rules or principles that you live by?
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