Welcome to The Playbook, hosted by entrepreneur, CEO, author, and keynote speaker David Meltzer. On the podcast, you’ll find a mix of interviews, Q&A, fireside chats, keynotes, and exclusive conversations with the most influential CEO’s, sports icons, and successful entrepreneurs who share their personal and professional play-by-play of the “what”, “why”, and “how” to achieve anything you set your mind to.
Tilman Fertitta | Turning a $6,000 Loan into a Multi-Billion-Dollar Empire
Tilman Fertitta, restaurateur and owner of the Houston Rockets, discusses his personal roadmap to success and the principles he used to turn his company, Landry’s Inc., into a multi-billion-dollar hospitality empire.
Katie Couric and Shelly Ibach | Sleep Well and Dream Big
Katie Couric, journalist and founder of Katie Couric Media, and Shelly Ibach, President & CEO of Sleep Number, chat about the health benefits of quality sleep, as well as advice on leading a happy life.
Ray Lewis | Tackles Inspiration, Faith, and Leadership
Ray Lewis, NFL Hall of Famer and 2x Super Bowl Champion, talks with David Meltzer about the mindset that made him into one of the most feared players on the field and one of the most respected players off the field.
Ed Mylett | Raising Your Internal Temperature, Capitalism, & Gratitude Attitude
Ed Mylett, motivational speaker and serial entrepreneur, shares his thoughts on how getting his water shut off helped to shape his perspective on life and the difference between accessing an answer and knowing an answer. Viewing your self-worth as a thermostat, and understanding how to raise your...
Maria Sharapova | Serving Up Knowledge and Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs
Maria Sharapova, one of the highest earning athletes in history, shares the business knowledge that she has accrued through her career, and how she positioned herself to learn from “heavy-hitters” outside of tennis, including NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Maria discusses what she’s learned buildi...
Tom Bilyeu | Generating Momentum & How Our Own Beliefs Limit Us
Tom Bilyeu, one of the founders of Quest Nutrition and CEO of Impact Theory, talks with David Meltzer about the role of anxiety and arrogance in our lives, and how to pull yourself out of "The Matrix" that many people are trapped in. The two also discuss creating momentum and how our ego affects ...
“Sugar” Ray Leonard, one of the greatest boxers of all time, opens up and shares how his approach to the sweet science helped him to beat talented opponents before they even stepped in the ring. Ray discusses the characteristics that made him such a phenomenal athlete, where he drew his inspirati...