Curt Schilling on life after baseball
Former pitching ace on job creation, growing small business
- Duration 5:48
- Date Mar 16, 2012
Former pitching ace on job creation, growing small business
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It pains me to say this is a diehard Yankee fan but he was a Major League powerhouse pitcher but since leaving baseball Curt Schilling.
Has kept himself busy with everything from politics to new.
Job producing business ventures he sat down a shot discuss the current state of our country the -- class warfare rhetoric and get this.
A new video game he's launched called kingdoms and annular.
Take a look for the service.
Can see you you know it look I talk a lot about politics I'm really worried about the economy.
Euro may collapse Greece is collapsing Spain Portugal it's gonna have a whole impact on Europe.
It's gonna impact us here in the United States the debt.
-- -- controlled deficit under control.
And here you started a huge business -- he has created 400.
New jobs and Rhode Island depths and with a company and I'm thinking all right.
What are you doing a lot of people aren't doing.
Why I -- my -- skin in the game to be sure yeah -- -- -- absolutely.
I would tell -- that they're -- the growth of our -- thirty studios.
Is it is is government.
Doing gone right I watched.
The street and house who's a Democrat in Rhode Island during bill adamantly pushed decreed this job guarantee program -- -- -- -- program.
Along with Republicans and independents to -- to do right by the people.
And then when you have politicians I don't care what sort of dialer from -- -- -- -- -- for the betterment of the people of their get their constituents.
Good things happen when you have people with just got a little bit Rhode Island fighters say they've got a million warehouse -- all textile warehouses.
They're available changing its that is what this is one of the -- to change that is to bring.
Technology companies into downtown Providence and grow -- -- out of that and then pretty serious is one of the first couple Israel do -- -- the.
We we live in an environment and this is interstate we -- world seemed to question athletes that get paid top dollar there's only.
You could throw a fastball I had the -- your career a hundred miles an hour right.
Pretty culture are pretty close 200 miles and get it over the plate -- right.
Pretty not many people also small subset of people would you do -- -- small subset.
So you you're -- nobody complains about that the president every single day each class warfare -- class warfare somebody business.
Maybe they don't have your skill set but they have their skill set and -- Steve Jobs I mean she is time for you look I got my iPhone ready I got my head -- my -- Why what do you think -- the president when he uses that.
Regulated it's it's uncomfortable I I arrived I do believe this country was founded on the principle that you could go as high as you can reach for you could go as high as you could push yourself.
And as someone -- now spent five years in a private sector with my own capital my own skin in the game.
I understand at over at a much.
-- -- fundamental level.
How our economy works and doesn't work in in and so every every dollar -- -- income that I have that is potentially taxed away.
It is a dollar can put in my company to create jobs -- my my my entire companies around job in the regional lender then you hire a gladly be -- right I yeah absolutely I mean and these are high wage jobs.
It and it's.
Point in time and in a plumber is through the roof as.
Real unemployment is 17%.
Underemployed those we no longer they no longer in the in the labor market.
Mean so the numbers are really -- would need to be clear I mean it's not all doom and -- this is a great country would put so many opportunities what do you tell us what you did so because social the other fighters north on the thirty studios which is so comfortable and company and then -- eleven people on day one -- -- -- -- -- -- 400.
We've kind of taken some people by surprise immunity to the response has been overwhelming big Lord of the Rings before it's kind of -- fantasy type stuff and we've got two iconic visionaries in Todd McFarlane are solid soared 26 time near times best selling author and did you pick this causes seemed to pass and I had had to do something -- -- passion for because I want to be the best in the world -- -- -- wanna.
What occurred a multi billion dollar company that lets me go out and and then lets -- go -- and change the world and you know create skin cancer awareness and read that costs a quarter of -- call ourselves with the Bill Gates kind of things that that was the initiative found in this company and and taking people with me along the way -- so we're 400 people incredibly talented passionate people when there is kind of opening day on career number two.
I met I met the guy that it's helpful find a company that does Guitar Hero definitely although -- -- yeah yeah and all those -- -- -- -- you don't want a lot of Smart people put together games that people want now they've become rich and that -- -- we're gonna punish them.
-- -- and that's a whole different Scalia said we're in the everything's backwards right now from a from a successful business perspective or muted small businesses are massive massive part of the engine that drives this country and wind.
When you happy they're there needs to be made large broad and sweeping restructuring of -- People are incentivized to create jobs I mean -- -- -- every dollar I can't commit to institute to my company it's paid in taxes is paying a government that I believe is too big.
Doing way too much that I don't want done what's -- -- -- your business.
Michael and I had three jobs my junior senior high scored a relatively gas -- -- the pizza place or that you know via but I -- scrubbing pots and -- -- twelve.
You know I did every job in the restaurant imaginable for years every job and construction imaginable.
I never look at the data came in the restaurant or hired -- to -- -- and said tops.
Have a right to their money house -- -- hard I just hope I hope that's the majority in this country I do believe it is -- -- -- -- I groping a good salmon and a good man served his country's military and that was -- understand -- know the difference between right wrong.
I'm not looking for and never have been looking for handled it doesn't work out you could always solar -- It's unfortunately wouldn't get me very far.
All the game nuts out there -- go crazy over this all the gamers that want to show obviously got a war -- -- -- still -- we understand what I just said no way fired up all right I think -- Ecstasy hold legislative very much and that's all.