Saturday, February 17, 2024

#396: Tim Castano, Jayme Alfano Mulhern (Oscars 2024)

Tim Castano and Jayme Alfano Mulhern join the show for the tenth year to talk Oscars 2024/96th Academy Awards, including nominees for Best Picture, Director, Actor/Actress in a Leading Role, Actor/Actress in a Supporting Role, and more.  Discussion touches on American Fiction, Anatomy of a Fall, Barbie, The Holdovers, Killers of the Flower Moon, Maestro, Oppenheimer, Past Lives, Poor Things, The Zone of Interest, and more!

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Monday, February 12, 2024

#395: Kansas City Chiefs' Glory, Patrick Mahomes' Legacy, and Oscar Buzz

Matthew McQueeny takes listeners on a deep dive into Super Bowl LVIII, celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs' monumental victory and their remarkable consistency at the pinnacle of the NFL, paralleling Patrick Mahomes' legacy with that of Michael Jordan. He offers a balanced view on the San Francisco 49ers' performance, reflecting on how narratives get built, resilience and the unpredictable nature of sports.  He also provides a personal anecdote of playing Madden NFL 24 against his nine-year old son that gave him cause for concern about the Chiefs . Shifting gears, McQueeny explores the cinematic landscape, reviewing a selection of Oscar-buzzed films including "Killers of the Flower Moon," "Barbie," and others, showcasing the breadth of this year's film achievements. Concluding on a societal note, he discusses the notable trend of young people embracing responsibility and early bedtimes.

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Sunday, January 14, 2024

#394: Coast to Coast

Dive into the latest episode of Mix-Minus with host Matthew McQueeny as he discusses Day 1 of NFL Wild Card Weekend. Get the scoop on how the Houston Texans stunned the Cleveland Browns and the Kansas City Chiefs' icy victory over the Miami Dolphins. Matthew then shifts gears to share his excitement for the upcoming Boye & Company CMS Kickoff in sunny St. Pete Beach, Florida. But that's not all – join him as he reminisces about a special family trip to San Francisco for his younger brother's wedding, blending personal stories with sports insights. Plus, don't miss his take on the ongoing concerns surrounding the Boeing 737 Max planes.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Game On: NBA 2023-24 Preview, NFL Week 8, and Nashville Adventures

Matthew McQueeny dives deep into the world of sports, conferences, and video hosting. First up, Matthew takes you on a slam dunk journey through the NBA as he previews the highly anticipated 2023-24 season. From rookie sensations to team dynamics and everything in between, get ready to lace up your basketball sneakers and join the hoop discussion!

Matt then switches gears to tackle the latest NFL happenings, dissecting the key matchups and storylines going into Week 8. 

Lastly, Matt shares his upcoming adventure as he heads to Nashville for an exciting conference. But it's not all work and no play; he's also set to host a video series for Kentico. 

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

#392: Juicy Lucy

In this episode of the Mix-Minus Podcast, Matthew McQueeny takes us on a journey from the sprawling corridors of the Mall of America to the digital domain of the Sitecore MVP Summit. Celebrate with Matt as he reflects on his inaugural selection as a Sitecore MVP and the insights from his trip to Minneapolis. On the sports front, we dive deep into the NFL's Week 5 happenings, give you a sneak peek into Week 6, and discuss the ups and downs of New York's football scene. The Giants are off to a rocky start in 2023 - what's next for them? Meanwhile, the Jets appear to be holding onto hope, but for how long? And if you're a baseball aficionado, get ready for some eyebrow-raising statistics from the 2023 MLB regular season, highlighted with a fun segment of "Who are these guys?"

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Friday, September 29, 2023

The Entrepreneurial Dilemma: Is There Romance Without the Finance?

Recently, I've been diving deep into the world of entrepreneurial ventures. The journey has been a fusion of varied industries and spheres, all anchored by my expertise in digital marketing, influencing, and broadcasting. As I tread this path, a significant part of my engagements remains unpaid, which got me thinking: in the world of business, where does one draw the line between pursuing passion and ensuring financial security?

My daily needs and lifestyle are comfortably supported by my primary job, which acts as a safety net. This financial cushion allows me to chase various opportunities without the constant worry of a paycheck. These ventures provide more than just experience; they've paved the way for networking, connecting with new people, and broadening horizons that eventually spiral into even greater opportunities.

However, this approach often draws raised eyebrows, especially from the previous generation. My parents, especially my father, believes firmly in the mantra, "there's no romance without the finance." It's a philosophy that champions hardball negotiations and emphasizes being paid upfront before diving into any business. And while I respect and understand this viewpoint, it somewhat conflicts with my inherent nature.

You see, my vision of entrepreneurship goes beyond the immediate transaction. I'm not keen on just "getting paid"; I want to be a part of the journey. I yearn to expand the boundaries of what's possible, to create and seize opportunities that might not offer instant rewards but promise a more significant piece of the pie in the long run. This could be in the form of equity, dividends, or any other model where the focus is on shared success.

Certainly, I'm not advocating for professionals to forego their worth or to undervalue their expertise. Every skill and service has its value, and one should never undersell oneself. However, if one's essential needs are met, isn't there room to venture into paths that promise future returns, even if it means letting go of immediate remunerations?

This conundrum between immediate financial gains versus potential long-term rewards is something I grapple with. The business landscape is evolving, and the definition of success is no longer linear. Maybe it's time we revisit our business philosophies and ask ourselves: in the modern entrepreneurial age, is there truly no romance without the finance?

Monday, September 18, 2023

#391: From Gridiron to Gadgets: Week 2 NFL Drama, Apple’s Latest, and a Boston Whirlwind

In this jam-packed episode, Matt McQueeny takes us on a thrilling journey through the sporting world and into the realms of tech and travel. Dive into the NFL's Week 2, where the Giants staged an unforgettable comeback and the Jets faced a daunting defeat. Before Week 3 kicks off, get Matt's expert predictions and insights. But it's not all football! Discover the latest innovations from Apple's September event, including the newly launched iPhone 15 and the groundbreaking features of iOS17 – ever heard of Standby Mode? Plus, get a peek into Matt's personal tech life as he unveils what’s on his bedside table. Finally, strap in for tales from a whirlwind 24-hour business trip to Boston in his Tesla. How did he manage to sleep and park in one of America's oldest cities without breaking the bank? Tune in to find out!

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