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Episode 9: Matthew Berry - I did it without being negative to anyone

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ESPN Senior Fantasy Analyst and New York Times Best Selling Author of "Fantasy Life", Matthew Berry joins the show to tell the story of his rise to the mountain top of the fantasy football industry. Berry is quite literally the face of fantasy analysis, both among professional colleagues and in popular culture. Yet, here he tells the story of what went into his rise from just another unknown to dominating one of the fastest rising sectors of sports. Highlights from this episode include: - Berry's background as a Hollywood screenwriter and what about that field pushed him towards chasing his true dream. - How he went from a part-time gig with Rotoworld to launching his own empire with The Talented Mr. Roto. - Being an effective communicator is the most important part of being a professional analysts, but you need other tools. - Why analysts even in the highest of positions shouldn't be afraid of competition from others. - The concept of never being negative to others and how Berry notices it in others, both good and bad.