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106 minutes | a year ago
Kevin Smith Talks Film, Family and Pain-Free Heart Attacks
Filmmaker Kevin Smith joins the Outlaws this week for a wide-ranging conversation that touches on everything from heart attacks to his friendship with Jason Mewes to the time he spent a couple of hours on the toilet reading what would become an Oscar-winning screenplay. Kevin Smith’s 25-year career as a director started with his self-financed cult classic “Clerks,” which introduced the world to the iconic characters Jay and Silent Bob. Smith brings the slacker duo back to the big screen for the first time in 13 years for his latest feature “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.” The new film features another familiar co-star: his daughter Harley, who he said has really helped rejuvenate his love for filmmaking. “[Working with Harley] gave me a renewed sense of, Oh, this is fun again. When you’re a parent, you only get a certain amount of years and then they’re off living their lives. I get to prolong it a bit, and if I play my cards right I can keep making pretend with my kid until the day I die. That’s rarified air.” Smith also recounts the story of his 2018 heart attack — the type which doctors refer to as “the widowmaker” — and how he’s changed his lifestyle since to be 70 pounds lighter and feeling great. Plus, he definitively answers the age-old question of who is funnier between Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
3 minutes | a year ago
EDIBLE - Who’s Ruling You?
On this week’s edible, Chris Collins and BigMike invite you to chew on this idea — the person you can’t criticize is the person who’s ruling you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
4 minutes | a year ago
EDIBLE - Dealing with Unsolicited Advice
On this week’s business edible, the Outlaws teach you how to recognize when someone is imposing their own self-limiting belief system on you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
59 minutes | a year ago
Winning the War Against Machines With Chip Kidd, Part 2
“Frankly, I don’t think book covers sell books,” Chip Kidd tells the Outlaws. This statement from one of the preeminent book cover designers of the past 30 years is admittedly confusing, or it may be just be his expert spin on the idiom, don’t judge a book by its cover. “Books that are No. 1 on the bestseller list … I’ll look at it and think it’s the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen,” Kidd says. He also believes the covers of the wildly successful Harry Potter series are generic and conventional, but loved the cover of James Frey’s controversial and ultimately debunked book “A Million Little Pieces.” In part 2 of the Outlaws’ conversation with Chip Kidd, the discussion moves deeper into Kidd’s career as a graphic designer, as BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins ask him about his use of color, if he tracks the sales of books he works on, and whether he has to be passionate about a project to work on it. “I can work on something that my heart isn’t totally in, as long as I don’t feel it’s a moral or ethical problem,” Kidd says. And of course, the Outlaws ask Kidd to advise his 24-year-old self. Aside from a few stock tips and advice on surviving in a digital world, there’s not much he would change. “I’ve always kept my day job,” Kidd says. “I’m lucky, because I happen to love my day job, and I can’t begin to imagine what that’s like if you don’t.” See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
4 minutes | a year ago
EDIBLE - Get Out of Your Own Way
Are your thoughts and behaviors in alignment with what you say you want? The truth is that we often program our subconscious minds with negativity, even when we say we want success. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
2 minutes | a year ago
EDIBLE - The Importance of Staying Hungry
Are you hungry enough for success to actually achieve your dreams? On this week’s edible, Chris Collins and BigMike share why motivation is an essential tool for achieving our goals. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
53 minutes | a year ago
Judging a Book by Its Cover with Famed Designer Chip Kidd
If there is a rock star in the seemingly buttoned-up world of book design, Chip Kidd is it. Not only has he designed some of the world’s most recognizable book covers, he has also written several books — including some Batman graphic novels — given two TED talks, and dabbled in actual rock stardom with his new wave band Artbreak. The award-winning designer behind the covers of Michael Crichton’s “Jurassic Park,” Howard Stern’s “Miss America,” and several books by famed Japanese author Haruki Murakami, sat down with BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins for the latest episode of Business Outlaws. Kidd relays stories behind some of his most iconic designs during his 33 years with Knopf Publishing, including one of his latest for Collins’ new book “Pet the Dog: The Lost Art of Customer Service.” Kidd also addresses the challenges traditional artists face in an increasingly digital and automated world. “As our world is evolving, and everybody is getting upset and worried about being replaced by [artificial intelligence], I believe that if you are … valued for the way you think and for what you’ve come up with as a result of that thinking, they can not replace you with a machine.” Collins and BigMike ask Kidd his opinion on crowdsourcing ideas for book covers (“This is how bad art and design is made”), how he has adapted to his covers being sold online, and what it’s like being recognized in public (“I don’t not like it”). Tune in to episode 68 now, and stay tuned for part two of the Outlaws’ conversation with Kidd next month. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
7 minutes | a year ago
EDIBLE - Drop Your Emotional Baggage
Does your guilt and baggage hold you back from living to your fullest potential? On this week’s business edible, the outlaws share some tips on how to move through the past negativity you may not realize you’re still carrying around. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
4 minutes | a year ago
Sculpt Your Body, Sculpt Your Mind
Just as you can sculpt your body, you can sculpt your mind. On this week's business edible, Chris Collins and BigMike talk about how important it is to pay attention to what you feed your brain and how you exercise it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
67 minutes | a year ago
Sitting Down With the Most Interesting Man in Hip-Hop
In the world of pop culture, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who has made more out of two simple words: “Yeah, boy.” Those seven letters have helped make Flavor Flav a hip-hop legend, a No. 1-rated TV star, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and, as Flav will tell you, “the most sampled voice in the history of music.” But of course, Flavor Flav is much more than just a catch phrase. In our latest episode from Las Vegas, the Public Enemy hype man sits down with the Outlaws to discuss the work he put in to succeed in the music business, as well as the later work he did to improve himself as a person. He recounts how the record company originally did not want him to be a part of Public Enemy because he didn’t have the deep, bassy voice most people associated with 1980s hip-hop. Now the voice they didn’t want is iconic and synonymous with the genre. A self-taught musician who plays 14 different instruments, Flav knew that if he was going to get anywhere toward achieving his dream he had to focus on himself and not worry about what anyone else thought. “[Forget] being in competition with somebody else; be in competition with yourself. Try to outdo yourself.” Flavor Flav also discusses the origin of his iconic clock, what he thought when he was initially offered a spot on “The Surreal Life” TV show, what his platform would be if he ran for president, and stories about opening for The Beastie Boys early in his career. Tune in to episode 67 of Business Outlaws and add a little Flavor to your day. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
5 minutes | a year ago
Alan Anderson from the Penthouse
On this week's edible, Chris and BigMike talk with NBA star Alan Anderson about what he'd tell his 24-year-old self. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | a year ago
Winning Hands at the Table, Bare Knuckles in the Ring
In the business world, you must take advantage of every opportunity you're presented with to be successful. There's no standard formula for success -- every endeavor faces its own unique obstacles -- but the one constant is that you need to fight for what you want to achieve. On this week's episode, the Outlaws invite you to step into mind of blackjack player and professional fighter Gregory James. James learned how to beat the house odds by counting cards, and literally fought for his future by hosting — and participating in — bare-knuckle fighting competitions. Tune in to episode 66 of Business Outlaws to hear the story of how James came to thrive in this most unique combination of pursuits. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
5 minutes | 2 years ago
Know Yourself and Know Your Ego
In this week's edible from Las Vegas, Chris and BigMike speak with an audience member about the importance of reigning in your ego to stop getting in your own way. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
57 minutes | 2 years ago
Winning No Matter What With Gavin Maloof
“There are three things that really helped me and my father succeed in all those different markets — the most important being that we know good people, and we stick together.” — Gavin Maloof Conducting business in a reckless manner will prevent you from dominating your market. Just take it from Gavin Maloof, whose family has built successful businesses based on good people, hard work and constant reinvention. From the penthouse suite of the Palms Place Hotel and Spa, Maloof, owner of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, talks business with BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins. He discusses how he got started, including how he helped construct the Palms and found success investing across many diverse industries. Like many tales of success, the Maloof family is an embodiment of the American Dream. Maloof’s grandfather emigrated from Lebanon to Las Vegas to start a new life, and eventually laid the foundation for their family’s success. Tune in to episode 65 of Business Outlaws to hear the full story of how Maloof masters every industry he enters. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12 minutes | 2 years ago
Selling Convenience and Building Continuity
In this week's edible from the Palms Place penthouse in Las Vegas, Chris and BigMike provide a lesson in continuity to an audience member regarding her organic dog food start-up. It's another reminder that often what you think you're selling isn't what you're really selling. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
88 minutes | 2 years ago
Halting Police Violence And Building Bridges With Captain Sasha Larkin
“We reformed our agency as it comes to officer involved shootings and use of force scenarios, and have really paved the way for the nation since then on how to integrate into the community, how to build relationships in the community, how to handle officer involved shootings and how to train for when those moments happen. ” — Capt. Sasha Larkin In business and in life, failing to own up to your mistakes will end up costing you in the long run; owning your mistakes helps you overcome them. As a police captain working in Las Vegas, Sasha Larkin knows all too well that mistakes can be costly. On this special Vegas episode of Business Outlaws, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and BigMike welcome Capt. Larkin of the Las Vegas Police Department to discuss policing marginalized communities and resolving conflict. Under her leadership, the LVPD has transformed its approach to policing communities of color and is leading the way for departments across the US. Capt. Larkin acknowledges that the trauma that has been inflicted on minority communities is personal for her. She recounts an intense experience that led to establishing relationships with a local Muslim community with the common goal of capturing a wanted suspect. By building bridges between the police and local communities, Capt. Larkin developed trust and displayed the true leadership needed in law enforcement. Accountability and responsibility are two important factors for success in business and in life. Tune in to episode 64 of Business Outlaws with Capt. Larkin to hear how these two keys to success can be used to heal wounds and build bridges across communities. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12 minutes | 2 years ago
What You Think You’re Selling Is Not What You’re Selling
Recorded live at the Palms Place penthouse in Las Vegas, Chris and BigMike help a struggling entrepreneur with questions about growing his business, reminding him that he’s not selling a commodity; he’s selling a feeling. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
2 minutes | 2 years ago
Stop Trading Time for Money
You're guilty of it. We all are. Mismanaging your time is like depleting a precious resource. On this week's edible, Chris and BigMike talk about how you can take back control and put your time and money to work for you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | 2 years ago
Stop Procrastinating And Get Shit Done
“Sometimes, you just have to dive in, believe in yourself, and don’t think about why you’re gonna fail or how you’re gonna fail. Just get started.” – BigMike Think about the last time you put off doing something you needed to do. Now, think about the reason why you procrastinated. Was it fear of an unknown outcome? Paralysis by analysis? Or simply a lack of enthusiasm and passion for the project in front of you? On Episode 63 of Business Outlaws, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and BigMike are breaking down the reasons why people put things off, and revealing their top strategies to push past procrastination and get more shit done. You’ll hear the Outlaws discuss: How to identify and deal with procrastination in yourself and your employees. How BigMike learned to clone and cultivate primo cannabis long before Google ever existed. How changing one small word can shift your entire mindset and stop procrastination in its tracks. If you’ve ever struggled with procrastination, then do yourself a favor — don’t put off listening to Episode 63 of Business Outlaws! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
3 minutes | 2 years ago
Reset Your Expectations
On this week's edible, BigMike and Chris talk about their secret to hacking your happiness, and it's not what you might expect. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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