Strauss Zelnick Show Art

Episode 12: November 03, 2015

Strauss Zelnick is founder and CEO of Zelnick Media Capital, a company that executes private equity investments in the media and communication industry. He’s been a leader at 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, and more. Listen in to learn how to evolve as a leader, why you have to make tough calls, and what to do if you’re at the start of your career.


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  • What leadership means to Strauss
  • Why it is important to know what you want
  • What he has learned about being a leader from being a young leader to a more seasoned one
  • Why communication is important and what role it plays in leadership
  • How the very best leaders are great listeners
  • The difference between leading and managing
  • Why Strauss is so passionate about his field
  • Why he is so focused on being efficient and the time management skills he has
  • What advice Strauss gives to young, educated people
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