My guest today is one of the more famous entrepreneurs in the last quarter century, a staple in Yankees fans vocabularies, the alleged creator of the everything bagel, a founding member of the David B. Falk College of Sport & Human Dynamics at Syracuse University, the host of Memories of the Game on the YES Network, host of his own podcast called UNPLUGGED, and a true embodiment of the American Dream.
I hope you’re as jazzed for this hour of the podcast as I am. It’s a real pleasure to welcome today’s guest, a lifetime philanthropist and a true New Yorker, Mr. Brandon Steiner!
Notes & Highlights
· 08:15 Helping people is not a burden, it’s an opportunity
· 15:00 Brandon might not be a world class athlete, but he’s in the Business Hall of Fame
· 19:30 Having grown up near a basketball court, Brandon knows how important they are, so he goes around the country with Nancy Lieberman building courts for kids.
· 25:00 Mariano Rivera was the person who pitched Brandon on the idea that the most important thing in life is helping people
· 33:00 George Steinbrenner’s commitment to Yankees fans was relentless – The Boss was yelling at the stadium concourse garbage men in the 8th inning of a World Series clinching game rather than watching the fireworks on the field
· 39:00 YES Network was a platform Brandon was very appreciative of. Working with talented collaborators like Mike Wach and John Filippelli was an honor.
· 42:15 Brandon’s spirit animal is Curious George, that book’s message led him to create his podcast, “Unplugged”
· 43:45 Takes & Fakes Trivia
· 50:00 Brandon invented the Everything Bagel