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English, News, 1 seasons, 134 episodes, 2 days 22 hours 22 minutes
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No one decides to wake up one day and walk across Antarctica. Or leave their bohemian parents and join the Navy Seals. Or any number of crazy, amazing things that people do. These aren’t the dreams most kids have. And yet, fascinating people have done them.How? Why?HawkeTalk is a podcast all about the origin stories of the most interesting people in the world. Today, you know our guests as famous athletes, authors, and entrepreneurs . . . but there’s so much more to the story. How did they navigate upbringings that seem so far from what they eventually became? What were those pivotal moments that steered them in a new and fascinating direction forever?Buckle up: Everyone loves a good origin story. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy (https://acast.com/privacy) for more information.
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80. Mike Asscher: President of Royal Asscher

Mike Asscher is the President of Royal Asscher, a 6th generation Asscher family member, and a committee member of the Young Diamantiers Charity.Mike goes by the moniker 'Mr. Diamond'. He's a certified Gemologist from the prestigious American Gemmological Institute in Carlsbad, California, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of precious and rare rocks, with a particular affinity for fancy colored diamonds. Alongside his father, Mike created the patented Royal Asscher Round Brilliant, Oval, and Cushion Cuts - ushering the classic shapes into fresh 21st-century expressions of diamond beauty.In this episode, Mike talks about the source of inspiration and the importance of both family tradition and innovation in keeping the house of Royal Asscher relevant for the modern-day diamond jewelry business.Find out more about Mike via Twitter, Instagram and House of Roya
23/11/202222 minutes 8 seconds
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[Trailer] Mike Asscher: President of Royal Asscher

Mike Asscher goes by the moniker 'Mr. Diamond'. He's a certified Gemologist from the prestigious American Gemmological Institute in Carlsbad, California, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of precious and rare rocks, with a particular affinity for fancy colored diamonds. Alongside his father, Mike created the patented Royal Asscher Round Brilliant, Oval, and Cushion Cuts - ushering the classic shapes into fresh 21st-century expressions of diamond beauty.For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for HawkeTalk in your favorite podcast player. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/20221 minute 27 seconds
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79. Sean Moriarty: CEO of Leaf Group

As the CEO and Board Director of Leaf Group, Sean Moriarty is in charge of some of the largest brands, like Society6 and Saatchi Art, and publishers like Well+Good and Hunker. Previously, he was the CEO and President of Ticketmaster until he resigned in late March 2009. Prior to serving as President & CEO, Sean served Ticketmaster in several roles including Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Product & Technology.In this episode, Sean talks about all the things he learned as he work his way up to being a CEO. He shares how to develop brands and how to reach passionate and engaged consumers. He urges other entrepreneurs to be constantly looking ahead.Find out more about Sean through his LinkedIn and the Leaf website hereFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to pod
16/11/202236 minutes 28 seconds
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[Trailer] Sean Moriarty: CEO of Leaf Group

As the CEO and Board Director of Leaf Group, Sean Moriarty is in charge of some of the largest brands, like Society6 and Saatchi Art, and publishers like Well+Good and Hunker. Previously, he was the CEO and President of Ticketmaster until he resigned in late March 2009. Prior to serving as President & CEO, Sean served Ticketmaster in several roles including Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Product & Technology. For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for HawkeTalk in your favorite podcast player. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/202238 seconds
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78. Carter Reum: Entrepreneur, Investor and Co-Founder of M13

A self-made entrepreneur, investor, and co-founder of M13, Carter Reum has built successful companies in both the private and public sectors. Carter is also an active venture capital investor and serves on the boards of directors of several fast-growing startups. Carter is a visible and passionate advocate for entrepreneurship, innovation and education.Carter, along with his brother Courtney, launched the premium spirits company Veev, the first of its kind making liquors from acai fruit, in 2007. Veev was recognized as an Inc. Magazine’s “500 Fastest-Growing Private Company in America”, and honored in Goldman Sachs’ 100 “Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs” list. It had US$10 million in annual sales before being sold to the beverage company Luxco for more than seven times its revenue in 2016, according to Built to Sell.In this episode, Carter shares his secrets to success and offers you the opportunity to learn his strategies for success whether you're a business owner, entr
09/11/202231 minutes 53 seconds
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[Trailer] Carter Reum: Entrepreneur, Investor and Co-Founder of M13

A self-made entrepreneur, investor, and co-founder of M13, Carter Reum has built successful companies in both the private and public sectors. Carter is also an active venture capital investor and serves on the boards of directors of several fast-growing startups. Carter is a visible and passionate advocate for entrepreneurship, innovation and education.For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for HawkeTalk in your favorite podcast player. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/202246 seconds
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77. Andrew Yang: 2020 Presidential Candidate

Andrew Yang, a 2020 presidential candidate from New York, proposes a Universal Basic Income of $1000 a month for every adult. His goal is to make America think harder about the future. of work and help people eventually take control of their lives.In 2020, Yang is the first candidate who has proposed a Universal Basic Income. He believes all Americans deserve an income floor to be able to survive without relying on part-time work or government assistance like unemployment insurance or food stamps. Yang's proposal would shrink the size of federal bureaucracy by shifting much responsibility for basic income payments to local levels of government and nonprofits, which means fewer jobs for administrators and more money in people's pockets. Yang makes the argument that a Universal Basic Income would allow people to take more control of their lives, and turn down the meaningless and low paying jobs.In this episode, he discusses the future of America and how innovation plays
26/10/202235 minutes 17 seconds
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[Trailer] Andrew Yang: 2020 Presidential Candidate

Andrew Yang, a 2020 presidential candidate from New York, proposes a Universal Basic Income of $1000 a month for every adult. His goal is to make America think harder about the future. of work and help people eventually take control of their lives.For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for HawkeTalk in your favorite podcast player. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/202251 seconds
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76. Marc Randolph: Co-Founder of Netflix

Marc Randolph, Co-Founder of Netflix and former CEO of Blockbuster, discusses how he helped build a company that has revolutionized the entertainment industry.Marc graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. He went on to graduate school at Harvard Business School, where he gained an MBA.He talks about what it feels like to be a leader in the fast-paced tech industry, how he got into the video rental business and why he believes in streaming. He talks about the challenges to streaming and how Netflix is addressing them and about how Blockbuster tried to keep up with it on their own and why that was not successful for them.Find out more about Marc via his Website, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, <a href="https://www
26/10/202252 minutes 16 seconds
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[Trailer] Marc Randolph: Co-Founder of Netflix

Marc Randolph, Co-Founder of Netflix and former CEO of Blockbuster, discusses how he helped build a company that has revolutionized the entertainment industry.Marc graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. He went on to graduate school at Harvard Business School, where he gained an MBA.For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Listening on a desktop &amp; can’t see the links? Just search for HawkeTalk in your favorite podcast player. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/202254 seconds
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75. Alex Villanueva: Sheriff of Los Angeles County

Alex Villanueva has been a Los Angeles County Sheriff since 2011, after defeating former Sheriff Lee Baca.What's his plan to regain the public's trust? He is implementing new policies, including a plan to cut back on overtime. He's also cracking down on the abuse of civil forfeiture laws, which allow law enforcement to seize property from suspected criminals and keep the proceeds.Why is he taking these steps? Public trust in law enforcement has been declining since the rampart scandal of the late 1990s. He is also tackling a problem with deputies who feel they can't be honest with supervisors about misconduct because of fear that they would lose their jobs.Alex holds degrees from the California State University, Long Beach and the Western State University College of Law. He is also an Eagle Scout.What does he plan to do in office? He has promised to reopen unsolved murder cases and make sure that victims' families are compensated as well as fight for stri
26/10/202246 minutes 46 seconds
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[Trailer] Alex Villanueva: Sheriff of Los Angeles County

Alex Villanueva has been a Los Angeles County Sheriff since 2011, after defeating former Sheriff Lee Baca. Alex holds degrees from California State University, Long Beach and the Western State University College of Law. He is also an Eagle Scout.For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Listening on a desktop &amp; can’t see the links? Just search for HawkeTalk in your favorite podcast player. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/20221 minute
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74. Ben Greenfield: Top Biohacker and Human Performance Consultant

Ben Greenfield is a performance scientist, podcast host, and New York Times best-selling author of the new book "Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life." Voted by the NSCA as America’s top Personal Trainer and by Greatest as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness. He talks about his transition from a top 6 figures personal trainer to building an eCommerce empire.In this episode, we discuss what it means to push the limits of your body and how you can do that with a combination of good nutrition, heavy lifting and smart supplementation. Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life.Find out more about Ben via his Website, Instagram, Twitter, YouTubeFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeT
26/10/202229 minutes 25 seconds
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[Trailer] Ben Greenfield: Top Biohacker and Human Performance Consultant

Ben Greenfield is a performance scientist, podcast host, and New York Times best-selling author of the new book "Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life." Voted by the NSCA as America’s top Personal Trainer and by Greatest as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness. He talks about his transition from a top 6 figures personal trainer to building an eCommerce empire.For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Listening on a desktop &amp; can’t see the links? Just search for HawkeTalk in your favorite podcast player. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/202255 seconds
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73. David Meltzer: Founder of David Meltzer Enterprises (DME)

No matter your condition in life, you can always be grateful. A notion that has helped our guest throughout his life — From relieving the financial stressors of his mom, working as CEO of Samsung’s cell phone division, and into his role at Leigh Steinberg Sports &amp; Entertainment. We speak with David Meltzer, Founder of David Meltzer Enterprises (DME), about his mission to empower 1 billion people, remembering to have fun within any pursuit, and the power of asking for help. In this episode, we discuss:David’s upbringing and the desire to relieve financial burdenTime at Samsung and the transition to Leigh Steinberg Sports &amp; EntertainmentTalks w/ Gary Vee and what’s next for David  For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTa
13/04/202227 minutes 42 seconds
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72. Sarah Gibson Tuttle: Founder & CEO at Olive & June

If you’re not waking up excited to go to work, no matter how great the benefits or compensation, it’s time to rethink your trajectory. This is exactly the situation today’s guest found herself in, and she made a shift from finance to affordable luxury nail products.She wanted to pursue her passion — And from it, an enthusiastic community of customers.We speak with Sarah Gibson Tuttle, Founder &amp; CEO at Olive &amp; June, about her early days in finance, the transition to affordable luxury nail products, and creating a community through the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, we discuss:Sarah’s childhood and learning to love businessBeginning her career in financeThe transition to affordable luxury and the early days of Olive &amp; JuneCOVID-19 impacts on the business and what’s next for 2022 
30/03/202238 minutes 47 seconds
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71. Christopher Gavigan: Founder & Co-CEO at Prima

As a parent, you want to do what’s best for your child. But with so many products out there, it’s difficult to know which ones contain toxic materials and which ones don’t. Armed with the desire to help these parents, our guest founded the Honest Project — Leading to an educated, excited consumer base and the future of the CBD brand Prima.We speak with Christopher Gavigan, Founder &amp; Co-CEO at Prima, about his dedication to consumer empowerment through product education and diving into the CBD industry the right way.In this episode, we discuss:Christopher’s upbringing and early aspirationsWhat led to the start of The Honest Project and the challenges facedThe transition into CBD and stress reductionWhat’s next for Christopher and advice to the audience  For more interviews like this one,
16/03/202249 minutes 48 seconds
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70. Naveen Jain: The Entrepreneurial Master of Show, Don’t Tell

We all fail from time to time. But it’s how we respond to that failure that makes the difference. As an entrepreneur, it’s maintaining a level of enthusiastic momentum during the down times so that you can disrupt an industry during the up times. We speak with Naveen Jain, Founder &amp; CEO of Viome, about his entrepreneurial upbringing in India, how he’s showing his children the adults he wants them to be, and why non-experts will out-perform an expert every time in regards to industry disruption.In this episode, we discuss:Developing an entrepreneurial mindset through childhood experiences Finding his professional sweet spot &amp; pivoting as an entrepreneur Disrupting the industry as a non-expert &amp; gut healthAdvice to others looking to make a pivot For more interviews like this one, subscribe
02/03/202240 minutes 27 seconds
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69. Jake Wood: Founder & CEO at Groundswell

For an entrepreneur, the only thing more exciting than succeeding with a project is starting fresh on the next one.We speak with Jake Wood, Founder &amp; CEO at Groundswell, about his time in the Marine Corps, building a global disaster relief organization, and the lifelong passion to be an entrepreneur. In this episode, we discuss:Going into the Marine Corps when the NFL didn't work outHelping with the Haiti catastrophe &amp; raising moneyMoving on from global relief &amp; what led to the decisionWhat’s next for the organization &amp; advice for the audience For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, <a href="ht
09/02/202229 minutes 58 seconds
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68. Ryan Deiss: Founder & CEO Scalable.co

In hindsight, connecting the dots of your professional career — recognizing how each step leads to the next — is a manageable task. But foreseeing that a boy’s interest in watching infomercials at 5am would lead to a career in marketing, chasing the .com train, and building a business only to see it crash at the helm of a bad CEO?…Impossible to predict.We speak with Ryan Deiss, Founder &amp; CEO Scalable.co, about his unpredictable career path, how he’s dealt with business growing pains, and where the future will take him next. In this episode, we discuss:Ryan’s early days watching infomercials &amp; starting a .comRunning a business with little experience &amp; realizing the pitfallsWhat’s next for Ryan and advice for the audience   For more interviews like this one, subscribe to <a href="http
02/02/202254 minutes 58 seconds
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67. Keith St Onge: 19 Time World Champion Barefoot Waterskier

We speak with Keith St. Onge, a Real Estate Agent and retired, award-winning pro barefoot water skier. Keith began competing at 10 years old but it was years until his contributions transformed the sport of barefoot water skiing. In this episode, we discuss:The world of water skiingBeing a water skiing innovatorPivoting into real estateFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!Listening on a desktop &amp; can’t see the links? Just search for HawkeTalk in your favorite podcast player.
15/12/202124 minutes 52 seconds
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66. Selema Masekela: TV Host, Commentator, Action Sports Legend

For most people, life is about finding a good paying job and hopefully having enough time to do the activities you love in your spare time. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Our guest is a living testament to those out there looking to live their passions. We speak with Selema Masekela, Emmy-nominated producer, commentator, and journalist, about his early days of surfing, building a professional network with deeply human connections, and his transition to television and producing. In this episode, we discuss:A deep dive into Selema’s backgroundProfessional work &amp; maintaining his surfing habitBuilding a diverse brand &amp; the transition to TV For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts,
08/12/20211 hour 4 minutes 3 seconds
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65. Jessica Yellin: Former CNN Chief White House Correspondent and Founder of #NewsNotNoise

You’d be hard-pressed to find an industry with more problems than journalism in today’s divided landscape.Where the average person might shrug and bemoan the decline of the news media…A successful entrepreneur sees that same problem as an opportunity.That’s how Jessica Yellin became the Founder of News Not Noise, a news platform where stories help the audience make sense of the world, rather than helping them find new enemies within it.In this episode, we discuss:The importance of speaking up about your goalsWhy clear information is empowering for the audienceThe issue with the current news media and how News Not Noise addresses it   For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hawke
01/12/202157 minutes 31 seconds
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64. Charlie Engle: Ultra-Endurance Athlete

Our guest today has experienced some of the highest highs and lowest lows in his fight against addiction: Running across the Sahara desert, going to federal prison, and learning the lesson — life isn’t a dress rehearsal; you only get one shot. We speak with Charlie Engle, Global ultra-endurance athlete and the founder of the 5.8 Global Adventure Series, about his journey through obsession and the life lessons he’s excited to share.In this episode, we discuss:Charlie’s history of addictionThe impact of a huge lifestyle changeRunning across the Sahara, narrated by Matt DamonThe lessons learned in prison  For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, <a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/1a09
24/11/202154 minutes 17 seconds
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63. Chris Klug: Olympic Snowboarder & Organ Donor Advocate

It takes 3 things to succeed in life.Passion for what you do, the work ethic to pull it off…And understanding that no one succeeds alone.These are what today’s guest, Chris Klug, learned after he managed to bounce back from being the recipient of a life-saving organ donation to become a three-time snowboarding Olympian and Founder of the Chris Klug Foundation.In this episode, we discuss:Why Chris fell in love with snowboarding in the sport’s infancyHow Chris was able to recover from his transplant surgery and medal in the next olympics Chris’ struggle thanking his donor’s family and why he ultimately started a foundation for organ donation For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hawketalk/id1534940129
17/11/202148 minutes 59 seconds
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62. Jordynn Wynn & Sharon Pak: Co-Founders of INHHair (Insert Name Here Hair)

Starting a brand can be a scary endeavor. Sometimes, however, it’s the hurdles that come after the launch that test your limits. Leaving behind their careers at ColourPop, our two guests tell us their success story and the struggles of being an entrepreneur.Jordynn Wynn and Sharon Pak, Co-Founders at INHHair, share their story of working together, going from competitors to collaborators, and the struggles they’ve faced since the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, we discuss:Jordynn and Sharon’s backgrounds &amp; time at ColourPopThe struggles of starting a brand Navigating brand ups and downs after launch    For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on <a href="http
10/11/202142 minutes 16 seconds
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61. Alex Lieberman: Founder of Morning Brew

It’s no secret that if you want to succeed in life, you have to be willing to work for it.Work ethic is often seen as a product of a good upbringing or even something innate…But sometimes, nothing will light a fire under your ass like loss — the realization that you alone are responsible for taking care of the people you love.That realization hit Alex Lieberman, Co-Founder of Morning Brew, at a young age when the loss of his father spurred him to take charge of his family’s income — and it still drives him today, despite his many career successes.  In this episode, we discuss that incredible career, including:How a dearth of good content for business students inspired AlexHow a horrible first boss led Alex to find his creative passion Why Alex took the risk of leaving a stable job to found a startup For m
03/11/202157 minutes 51 seconds
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60. Jamal Hill: Bronze Medal Winning Paralympic Swimmer

Jamal Hill, Paralympic Swimmer and President of Swim Up Hill , was born to be a swimmer. By the age of 8, he was already winning more medals and trophies than anyone else in his age group. However, at 10 years old, his life was turned upside down. He was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth, a hereditary disease that damages the nerves in the arms and legs. For a while, swimming was off the table. But his parents raised him to believe that there were no limits to what he could accomplish, and that if he worked hard at something, he would 100% become better at it.  He did work hard, and in 2021, he won the bronze medal in swimming at the Paralympics in Tokyo.   In this episode, we discuss:Growing up a swimming prodigyRelearning how to use his bodyOvercoming shame and fear around disa
27/10/20211 hour 3 minutes 48 seconds
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59. Noah Kagan: Founder of AppSumo

When a company forecasts a bright and optimistic future for themselves, we call it their vision. So why, when a person does the exact same, do we call it a fantasy? The truth is, every success story began as a success fantasy — and we should all be writing ours down. That’s how Noah Kagan , Founder of AppSumo , did it — and his long string of entrepreneurial and career successes are testament to the power of giving yourself permission to achieve your wildest dreams.He joins the show to discuss how he achieved his, including:Why success comes from being unafraid to ask for thingsWhy the best business ideas come from solving your own problemsHow to overcome the fears holding most people back from living the story they really want to tell   For more interviews like this one, subscribe to <a href="https://hawkemedia.com/"
20/10/202151 minutes 21 seconds
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58. Rob Dyrdek: Pro Skateboarder, Entrepreneur, Founder of the Dyrdek Machine (3.03.21)

Your life consists of a series of interconnected systems. And you get to design each one of them to propel you toward your ideal life. Rob Dyrdek , founder and CEO of Dyrdek Machine, a full-service venture studio, explores this idea in his upcoming book, The Machine Mindset. In this episode, Rob and Erik chat about... How his sister's boyfriend helped launch Rob's legendary skateboarding careerThe story behind how Rob founded Orion TrucksPitching his way onto MTVHow Rob learned to start at the end  For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts , <a href="https://open.spotify.com/s
13/10/202115 minutes 47 seconds
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57. Aaron Kirman: World's Top Real Estate Agent

As a kid, he had dyslexia and a speech impediment. He couldn’t speak and he couldn’t read.That made for a difficult childhood.But as a result, he spent a lot of time studying others and developing a sixth sense for human nature — a skill which, in adulthood, made him into one of the top real estate agents in the world.Who am I talking about?I’m talking about Aaron Kirman , President International Luxury Estates at Compass . Aaron’s company has sold some of the biggest listings in history, and today, they rake in $8 billion in sales.In this episode, we discuss:Breaking into empty luxury homes as a youth and pretending to sell themWhy real estate came so naturallyMaking the jump to luxury real estateWhy knowing what you want is the key to successCheck out Aaron’s luxury real estate listings at <a
06/10/202130 minutes 13 seconds
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56. Patrick Schwarzenegger: Balancing Film & Business

Choosing film or business as a career can be challenging — marrying the two? A different kind of challenge altogether. To be successful at both requires equal enthusiasm, time management, and an eye for the right kind of opportunities. Fueled by inspirational parents and a drive to invest in early state companies, our guest Patrick Schwarzenegger , Strategic Investor &amp; Advisor, joins the show to discuss his successes, strategies, and plans for the future. In this episode, we discuss:Patrick’s upbringing Entrepreneurial &amp; film aspirations Sharing advice with the audience For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts , <a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/1a09W2OpjEufBV
29/09/202125 minutes 22 seconds
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55. Jaspar Weir: Co-Founder of TaskUs

There’s an open secret among tech startups: Many of the most well-known AI-powered, automated innovations actually started off powered by old-fashioned, outsourced human labor.And for anyone who led such a startup in the last decade, the odds are good they’ll know today’s guest.That’s because, in this episode, I’m speaking with Jaspar Weir , Co-Founder of TaskUs , the go-to outsourcer for many of the most recognizable companies within the tech industry and beyond.We discuss:Jaspar’s entrepreneurial roots in the nightlife industryHow a love for Argentina eventually led to Jaspar becoming an outsourcer extraordinaireWhy TaskUs decided to go publicThe simple secret to improving culture within a company For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk </a
22/09/202141 minutes 8 seconds
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54. Dan Fleyshman: Entrepreneur, Investor, Poker Master, Influencer King

Every successful person was once the little guy. They become successes, not by worrying about being the little guy… They get there by going big anyway.If you still don’t believe me, just look at today’s guest, Dan Fleyshman , Founder at Elevator.Studio . Dan is the youngest ever founder of a publicly traded company and once sold a million dollars worth of shirts… when he was still in high school.In this episode, we discuss:What it takes to become the youngest CEO of a publicly traded companyThe energy drink warsVictory poker and Black FridayHow to influence the influencers For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts , <a href
15/09/202153 minutes 6 seconds
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53. Jake Kassan: Co-Founder and CEO of MVMT Watches

Some people think that when you sell an uber-successful company and walk away with a huge payout, your whole life changes. Suddenly, you enter a world of champagne wishes and caviar dreams.But today’s guest, Jake Kassan , Co-Founder and CEO of MVMT Watches , knows from experience that that isn’t the case. In the end, more money doesn’t make you any happier, it just gives you time to figure out what’s next.In this episode, we discuss:Finding childhood heroes in entrepreneurs, not athletesGoing from selling lollipops to kickstarting MVMTFiguring out what the next challenge will be For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts , <a href="h
09/09/202132 minutes 11 seconds
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52. Joe Drake: CEO of Lionsgate

How do you land your dream job? Embracing change and finding work you excel at — because you love it so much it isn’t really work. Or, you know… by just wanting to leave Orange County.Both of these factored into the massive success today’s guest, Joe Drake, CEO of Lionsgate , has seen over his long career in the movie business — one spanning from Ski School to The Hunger Games.In this episode, we discuss:How wanting to leave the OC kicked off Joe’s careerJoe’s rise through the movie industry and how he achieved itWhy running towards change is the best career advice for young people For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!Listening on a desktop &amp; can’t see the links? Just search for Hawke Talk in your favorite podcast player.<p style='color:gr
01/09/202157 minutes 35 seconds
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51. Marty Callner: Legendary Director

Sometimes you go searching for a career. Other times, the career seems to find you.Which is exactly what happened for Marty Callner. Marty is a world renowned television director who has directed some of the biggest names on the planet (Jerry Seinfeld, Cher, and Garth Brooks to name a few) and learned a ton along the way. Oh, and he also started at HBO when there were 7 employees, and directed nearly every major music video from the 1980’s. But he didn’t grow up wanting a career in Hollywood. How did that happen then? It involved a three month bender, Nietzsche, and a chance interview at a television station as an out of work 22 year old. What we talked aboutHow his parent’s divorce tuned his eye towards the artistic.Why a three month bender on psychedelics opened his creative side.Joining HBO in the early stages.How he ended up directing the world’s biggest stars. For more interviews like thi
25/08/202130 minutes 8 seconds
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50. Chris Voss: FBI Hostage Negotiator and Author of Never Split The Difference

Being a negotiator for the FBI requires a very special set of skills and experience. And if you had the skills to deal with a hostage or crisis negotiation… How well do you think you’d do negotiating your next business deal?Today’s guest is an expert in negotiation — Chris Voss , FBI Hostage Negotiator and Author of Never Split The Difference , and he’s figured out how to do just that.In this episode, we discuss:Chris’ career trajectoryThe importance of never concedingBlack Swan Negotiating and how it applies to business For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts , <a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/1a09W2OpjEufBVh
18/08/202149 minutes 7 seconds
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49. Lauren Gibbs: Bobsledding Olympic Silver Medalist

Looking back at your life, you might laugh at where you thought you’d end up and where you are now. Plans can feel so definite but change in an instant when you least expect it. As David Byrne of the Talking Heads once sang, “Well, how did I get here?” From early sports to a winding sales journey to bobsledding Olympian, Lauren Gibbs, Olympic Medalist &amp; Director of External Sales at Evolution of Sports, shares her story of how saying yes to opportunity changed her life.In this episode, we discuss:Lauren’s sports-centric upbringingThe winding sales journeyTransition into Olympic bobsleddingWhat’s next for Lauren Check out this additional resource from the podcast:https://.cutco.com/ For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!Listening on a desktop &amp; can’t see th
11/08/202146 minutes 3 seconds
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48. Jordan Harbinger: Top Podcaster and Incredibly Interesting Man

From hacker to urban vigilante to foreign exchange student, to Wall Street lawyer to top-10 podcast host…  No, it’s not the plot of some campy spy movie… It’s a crazy resume you can only build with some serious networking chops. That’s not James Bond’s resume, it’s from today’s guest, Jordan Harbinger, Creator of The Jordan Harbinger Show and — sorry Dos Equis’ guy — possibly the most interesting man in the world. He joins the show to share his incredible career journey and the attitude needed to land such diverse opportunities.In this episode, we discuss:Jordan’s incredible resumeThe importance of networkingWhy unique experiences unlock more doors than the traditional paths For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!Listening on a desktop &amp; can’t see the links? Just search for Hawke Talk in your favorite
04/08/20211 hour 2 minutes 36 seconds
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47. Leonard Armato: Sports Agent Powerhouse

Who handed Kim Kardashian her first million-dollar check?The same guy who helped Kareem Abdul Jabar wipe out $25 million in debt. Also the man who created the Golden Boy brand with Oscar de la Hoya. Sports agent powerhouse Leonard Armato.Along the way, he also transformed the way athletes (and Kardashians) are represented.And he wasn't even an entrepreneur, just a kid who liked to play sports.On this episode of Hawke Talk, Erik interviews Leonard about his journey from desperate, broke lawyer to leader of high-growth brands.Listen in as Leonard and Erik chat about... - How Leonard won his first contract with Ronnie Lott- Getting 11 clients from the 49ers at the age of 25- What Leonard learned from representing Shaq- How Kim Kardashian go her first 15 million social media followersFor m
28/07/202140 minutes 30 seconds
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46. Dave Heath: Founder of Bombas

What's the #1 clothing item most requested at homeless shelters?If you guessed shirts, pants, or even undies, you'd be wrong.It's socks. What most of us slide on our feet every morning and never think about again, 600,000 people see as a luxury item.Learning about the transformative power of socks gave Dave Heath the idea for his world-famous company Bombas. The enterprise began with Dave trying on a variety of foot fabric, and it's grown into a $100-million-dollar brand that's given away 45 million items of clothing.Listen in as Dave and Erik chat about... - Watching Dave's dad and granddad create businesses from scratch- Launching Bombas with $0 in capital funding- The power of customer data- Why consumers buy Bombas, not Fruit-of-the-LoomFor more interviews like th
21/07/202135 minutes 16 seconds
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45. Griffin Johnson: Social Media Superstar and Partner at Animal Capital

Hey, Mom and Dad, I'm leaving behind my full-ride academic scholarship three semesters before graduation to move to a city you told me was a drug-infested cesspool. Wish me luck!Who wants to have that conversation with their parents?Tough call. The toughest Griffin Johnson ever had to make. A social media superstar &amp; partner at Animal Capital, Griffin lived something that resembled Animal House more than a capital firm before discovering how to marry his knack for social media with launching a business. On this episode of HawkeTalk, Griffin tells the story of how he went from detasseling corn as an 11-year-old Midwestern kid to becoming the toast of social.Listen in as Griffin and Erik chat about... - Growing up in a small town- Getting started on social media- The muc
14/07/202138 minutes 3 seconds
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44. Brian Scudamore: 1-800-GOT-JUNK

He attended 14 schools in 10 years and has nothing to show for it but a kindergarten diploma. Well... a kindergarten diploma and a half-a-billion dollar company with three brands and 5000 employees across all its franchises.His dad's impressed. At least, he's impressed now. But when Brian Scudamore, founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK, announced he was leaving college to drive a junk truck, his father, a liver surgeon, didn't jump for joy.On this episode of HawkeTalk, Brian discusses his journey from driving a beat-up pickup to becoming an entrepreneurial wizard. Listen in as Brian and Erik chat about... - Why school isn't all it's cracked up to be- Starting a business from scratch- Brian's big break - What is making franchising sexy againFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on <a href="ht
07/07/202138 minutes 46 seconds
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43. IN-Q: Poet, Artist, Author

When you're 20 and broke, it's cute. You're a renaissance artist and the girls understand. When you're 30 and broke, though, it's not cute anymore.Sure you love to rhyme, to find your rhythm, and to breakdance at Bar Mitzvahs. But does any of that pay the mortgage?Like your mom always said, "But sweetie, can you make a living as a poet?" In this episode, poet and songwriter IN-Q tells his story of going platinum. His success emerged from growing up without his dad, learning to express his emotions in rhyme, and finding his way through the hard times. Listen in as IN-Q and Erik chat about... What made IN-Q fall in love with rhyme and rhythm at 9 years oldHow his first public performance at 13 brought him to tearsLearning to make a living as a poet during tough times (or why you're always right where you're supposed to be)Why "trust
30/06/202129 minutes 54 seconds
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42. Ben Baller: Jewelry Icon

To be successful, you need drive. And often, the best motivation comes from hard times. Just ask today’s guest, the legendary Ben Baller, President at BBDTC and IF AND CO. From humble beginnings, he found the drive to succeed multiple times: whether it was finding success as a DJ or building a jewelry empire.He joined me on the latest episode to talk about what it takes to go from broke to Ben Baller. What we talked about:How humble beginnings gave Ben the drive for successLessons from Hollywood on what not to do with successWhy slow and steady wins the race For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, </
23/06/202150 minutes 4 seconds
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41. Matt Barnes: NBA Champion

The path to success is never a straight line. There are twists, turns, blind rises, steep climbs and falls that decorate the journey.Matt Barnes, NBA Champion and Athlete-turned-Entrepreneur, is with us today, discussing his winding path to the success that he is today, and what’s yet to come.What we talked about:Matt’s sporting journey and how his choice of attitude set the course for his long-term successMatt’s investment timing and what kinds of businesses he supportsDefining doping and where medicating with cannabis fits in on the spectrum Check out these resources we mentioned during the podcast:All The Smoke (Matt’s podcast) For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever yo
09/06/202132 minutes 9 seconds
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40. Gareb Shamus: Superhero Expert and Comic Con Founder

In 1970s New York, the way to a boy's heart ran through a stack of baseball cards. The Shamus family knew that. But Mr. and Mrs. Shamus didn't just buy their sons a pack of cards. They opened a full-fledged comic and card shop....And they unleashed a legend.In this episode, Gareb Shamus talks about how he went from baseball card shark on his elementary playground to founding ACE Comic Con and Wizard Entertainment. Listen in as Gareb and Erik chat about... - How Gareb's parents opened a comic and card shop using the family's personal inventory- Gareb's first magazine and how it's popularity proved to be its downfall- What happened that finally got the money pouring in to Comic Cons- The scoop on live, in-person events during COVID and afterwardFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on
02/06/202143 minutes 16 seconds
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39. Aaron Cohen: The Real-Life John Wick

In this episode, Erik Huberman talks with Aaron Cohen, the real-life John Wick.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/202142 minutes 31 seconds
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38. Todd Herman: The Alter-Ego Effect

Growing up, he was always the youngest kid on the team, fighting for a place on the field. And now he has 18,000 hours under his belt working with the most elite athletes on the planet, helping them achieve their most ambitious goals.How did a farm boy from Alberta Canada become a consultant for clients like Real Madrid, PGA, NBA, and top leaders in entrepreneurship? In this episode of HawkeTalk, Erik catches up with Todd Herman, Co-Founder of upcoach.com and Author of The Alter Ego Effect, to talk about how he developed his career around helping elite performers become more resilient, creative, confident and courageous.They also talked about:- Why he wants more conflict in his life.- What it was like apprenticing for Harvey Dorfman.- Why he believes in changing identity over changing beliefs.- What he’s cr
19/05/202141 minutes 8 seconds
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37. Michael Houlihan: Founder, Barefoot Wines

Beer is a working man's drink. Wine appeals to the posher classes, those gatherings of uptight people who (try to) speak French and show off their fancy footwear.At least, that's how things used to be, before Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey.Michael and Bonnie started their wine business by making friends in low places, as they like to say. They talked to forklift operators, supermarket stockers, and truck drivers.And so the best selling wine brand in the U.S. was born — barefoot and wearing a deep blue collar.In this episode, Michael Houlihan talks about getting your nose out of the air and your (bare) feet on the ground.Listen in as Michael and Erik chat about... - Turning consulting gigs into a wine biz- Where the name Barefoot came from- Navigating a complex supply chain- The advent of worthy-cause marketing
12/05/202140 minutes 16 seconds
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36. Clarence Greenwood: Bullet and a Target

You know those stories you hear about a band that writes a song, and it immediately skyrockets? Top of the charts, instant success, radio play, the whole nine yards. Sound familiar? Not for Clarence Greenwood. Clarence, better known as Citizen Cope, has carved out a spot on the singer-songwriter charts, and even if you’ve never heard of him, he’s spent years grinding, shopping demos, getting cut from record deals, and even cold-calling record executives, all in pursuit of his dreams. On this episode of Hawke Talk, Clarence and I talk all about: His relationship with his great Aunt and Uncle, and how it shaped his careerHow a teacher telling him his writing work was genius shifted the course of his lifeSigning his first demo with Capitol records, and then getting cut from the labelFinally landing a deal with DreamWorks records that resulted in a Gold record For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on <
05/05/202139 minutes 6 seconds
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35. Suzy Batiz: Founder, Poo-Pourri

If your toilet doesn't stink, thank Suzy Batiz. She's the woman behind Poo-Pourri, a fragrant oil spray that coats your commode's water.Suzy wasn't always a leading expert in bathroom odors, though. Nor was she always a multi-millionaire entrepreneur. Suzy grew up hard. By the time she turned 21, she had already declared bankruptcy once, lived through sexual abuse, and survived a suicide attempt.But a tough life gave Suzy one thing she needed to succeed in business — hope.In this episode, Suzy Batiz talks about her life from abused child to self-made entrepreneur.Listen in as Suzy and Erik chat about... Growing up in a dysfunctional familyPlunging into depression after a second bankruptcySuzy's spiritual journeyThe humble beginnings and growing pains of Poo-Pourri For more interviews like this one
28/04/202144 minutes 20 seconds
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34. Daymond John: Dressing Up the Cool Kids

What transformed a C-average student from the Bronx into America's most famous investor? Answer: His mom. An old van. A job at Red Lobster. And a passion for making music lovers feel special.The fundamentals of business are the fundamentals of business — whether you sell clothes to hip hop fans, wait tables, or run a commuter van service. As a leader, you invest in other people's dreams.Daymond John, founder, president, and CEO of FUBU and an investor on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank, talks about escaping the hood by doing something he loved.In this episode, Daymond and Erik chat about... - Dumpster diving for bike parts as a kid- Getting into hip hop- Turning normal bodyguards into walking billboards- Why Daymond isn't just a seller of oversized jeans to rap fans… and what he really is For more interviews like t
21/04/202128 minutes 34 seconds
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33. Dan Caldwell: Founder of TapouT

You quit the police force out of sheer frustration. But you’ve got this great side gig selling shirts at martial arts events. A few years later, by 2007, you’ve become the world’s largest distributor of MMA merchandise. How? By being relentless.Dan Caldwell, Co-Founder &amp; President at TapouT, tells me his unbelievable story about accidentally sponsoring one of the greatest fights in history and getting thousands of orders an hour.What we talked about:DJing in junior highJoining and leaving the police forceThe crazy near misses and staggering wins with TapouTFans as micro influencers and choosers of logosBillionaire Collectibles, family, and podcastingHoward Carter and relentlessness For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on <a href="https://podcasts.apple.co
14/04/202150 minutes 18 seconds
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32. Sophia Amoruso: NYT Best-Selling Author & Serial Entrepreneur

I’m speaking with Sophia Amoruso about her journey through life, particularly through her milestone achievements in fashion and now as the Founder of Business Class platform.This episode looks deeper into:Sophia’s childhood and diverse heritageWhen her entrepreneurial spirit first appearedSophia’s first few moves toward photography and her first few jobsHow eBay created a turning point for SophiaNavigating a business through a scale-up phase Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/202148 minutes
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31. Spectacular Smith: Creating More Millionaires Than McDonald's

McDonald's has made 38,000 millionaires. Spectacular Smith wants to create 38,000 + 1.Chairman and CEO of Adwizar Inc and founder of the record label Mula Music Group, Spectacular plans to elevate the best students from Spectacular Academy, his new venture, into a franchise.Pretty good for a guy whose mom got evicted when she couldn't pay her $28 rent.In this episode, Spectacular and Erik chat about... - How Spectacular's dad launched his musical and entrepreneurial careers- Becoming a multi-platinum artist and how things hit the fan- Building a business after getting kicked out of the house- How Spectacular put his competitors out of business Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener no
31/03/202147 minutes 22 seconds
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30. Josh Richards: Social Media Influencer, Entrepreneur, Actor, Investor

He wasn't the biggest kid on the ice. Nor was he the strongest. But he worked the hardest. Practicing 500 backhanded flick shots a day, every day, turned him into a powerhouse on the hockey rink. He carried that same disciplined approach into social media. At age 14, he jumped from 0 followers to 100,000 in a single summer.Josh Richards, Co-founder of TalentX Entertainment and Chief Strategy Officer at Triller, takes us on a journey from dancing on his sister's video to amassing 24 million followers on TikTok.In this episode, Josh and Erik chat about... - How social media became Josh's profession- Thoughts on dropping out of high school- The value of a great manager- Why passion alone isn't enough to make it big (and what is)For more
24/03/202130 minutes 41 seconds
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29. Michael Gruen: Co-Founder And Vice President Of Talentx Entertainment

He wanted to be the richest guy in the game. In 8th grade, it was trading phones. In 9th grade, it was negotiating sports contracts. Later, he founded an influencer company, started a cryptocurrency agency, and even did a gig at the White House.And he says… you have to love it. You can't sustain misery for 25-30 years just to build an empire.Michael Gruen, co-founder and vice president of TalentX Entertainment and an entrepreneur since the eighth grade, shares his path from Jewish school dropout to crypto co-founder and talent executive.In this episode, Michael and Erik chat about... - The time Michael's dad realized he wasn't built for the system- Graduating college at 18- How Michael got into crypto and his long-term predictions for the market - Why you might not want to be an entrepreneurFor more intervi
17/03/202130 minutes 36 seconds
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28. Xavier Kochhar: Founder, The Video Genome Project (acquired by Hulu/Disney) and Senior Media and Entertainment Executive - AT&T/WarnerMedia, Disney, WME

The world is small. If you stick with anything long enough, your world will get even smaller. Until everybody knows everybody else.So watch how you treat people. Make your company's success your success. Because in the future, that will be your calling card.Xavier Kochhar, a senior executive at major corporations and a builder from scratch, shares his climb from the diverse neighborhoods of New York to the executive suites of top-brand enterprises.In this episode, Xavier and Erik chat about... - What Xavier learned as a kid in his dad's video store - The value of bonding through a common crisis- How a chance meeting with a senior agent at William Morris Agency became a hinge point- Why giving back matters so muchFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on <a href="https://pod
10/03/202141 minutes 1 second
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27. Rob Dyrdek: Pro Skateboarder, Entrepreneur, Founder of the Dyrdek Machine

Your life consists of a series of interconnected systems. And you get to design each one of them to propel you toward your ideal life. Rob Dyrdek, founder and CEO of Dyrdek Machine, a full-service venture studio, explores this idea in his upcoming book, The Machine Mindset.In this episode, Rob and Erik chat about... How his sister's boyfriend helped launch Rob's legendary skateboarding careerThe story behind how Rob founded Orion TrucksPitching his way onto MTVHow Rob learned to start at the endFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!<p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;
03/03/202152 minutes 39 seconds
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26. Grant Cardone: Author, CEO of Cardone Capital, Founder of the 10X Movement

At 25 years old, he weighed just 130 lbs, had 70 stitches in his face, and was coping with one gigantic drug problem. Getting clean was the first step. Growing rich was the second.Grant Cardone, author, CEO of Cardone Capital, and founder of the 10X Movement, talks about his life from the day his dad died when he was 10 years old to his life now as an undercover billionaire. In this episode, Grant and Erik chat about... - How his dad's death changed Grant's life at 10 years old- Grant's descent into drugs and what he learned on his way back up- The evolution of Cardone Capital- Mistakes Grant made along the wayFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!<
24/02/202119 minutes 38 seconds
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25. Brian Lee: Ecommerce Superstar and Founder of LegalZoom, ShoeDazzle, Honest Company, BAM Ventures

Your time is today. You won't get it back. If you want to build something, do it now. And don't worry if you're scared. Do it anyway. That's how great companies get built and top teams get their start.Brian Lee, founder of ShoeDazzle, co-founder of LegalZoom, and co-founder of The Honest Company, shares his life journey from his second-grade hustle to a life of serial startups.In this episode, Brian and Erik chat about... - Brian's childhood ventures in Halloween resales- How Brian snagged LegalZoom's first client (besides his mom)- The ShoeDazzle saga with Kim Kardashian- What it really means to love the startup life For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
17/02/202133 minutes 51 seconds
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24. Metta Sandiford-Artest: Metta World Peace - NBA Champion and Defensive Player of the Year

Test everything. That's the key to success in any field. Just look at your objective, develop solutions for other people, and see how well they work. Metta Sandiford-Artest, rock-star basketball player and entrepreneur, talks about his storied (and controversial) NBA career along with his well-tested and not-so-well-tested entrepreneurial ventures in ecommerce.In this episode, Metta and Erik chat about... - How Metta pretty much started slam dunking right out of the womb- The journey from college to the NBA- Metta's adventures in online shoe sales- Getting traded, getting humbled, and retiring from the NBAFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
10/02/202131 minutes 1 second
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23. Jordan Belfort: Wolf of Wall Street and World's #1 Sales Trainer

Known as "The Wolf of Wall Street," Jordan Belfort's life-story has been turned into a major motion picture by Warner Brothers starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese. In this episode, Jordan and Erik chat about... - How Jordan found his buying and selling superpowers as a kid- Going from a degree in biochemistry to selling fish and meat- Making every mistake you can make as a young business owner- How Jordan emerged from his prison experience to earn back all his moneyFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' ta
03/02/202144 minutes 39 seconds
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22. Rachel Zoe: Fashion Designer, Stylist and Editor

From hiking the Grand Tetons in heels to becoming a world-renowned fashion designer, businesswoman, and writer, Rachel Zoe has lived a life most dream of.In this episode, Rachel and Erick chat about... - How her degree and relationships shaped her career - Moving between the fashion industry, music industry, and freelance - Why moving to Hollywood was pivotal for her career- Where she is today and where you can find her in the future For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more infor
27/01/202145 minutes 48 seconds
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21. Toni Ko: Founder of NYX Cosmetics

Moving to America at 13 years old, having to learn English as a second language, and working almost every day in your parents’ store would be challenging for anybody.But Toni Ko, founder of NYX Cosmetics and Bespoke Beauty Brands, used those experiences as opportunities to learn. She used the same flexibility and adaptability to turn a $250k check from her mom into $500m.In this episode, Erik and Toni chat about… The life lessons Toni learned from moving to the U.S. at 13How she started her cosmetology empire in her twentiesWhy it’s important to follow your passion and not overthinkAdvice for new entrepreneurs For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on <a href="https://podcasts.apple.
20/01/202139 minutes 58 seconds
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20. Dr. Andrew Huberman: Neuroscientist and Head of the Huberman Neurobiology Lab at Stanford University

When you get excited by something cool you’ve learned, you want to tell everyone right? You don’t have to be a neuroscientist to know that, if you have knowledge that could help others — or simply give them joy — you have to share it. That’s why this neuroscientist, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Professor of Neurobiology and Ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine, has never stopped learning and never stopped teaching — both his students and the public. In this episode of HawkeTalk, he and Erik chat about what a life spent pursuing a passion for knowledge looks like, including: The choices and scholastic path that led Dr. Huberman to neurobiologyThe joys of research and running your own labHow he found a calling for doing science in public (and why he disregards critics)Why the U.S. is at risk of lo
13/01/202151 minutes 59 seconds
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19. Barry Turner: Founder of Lenny and Larry's

When you’re as driven as Barry Turner — the founder of Lenny &amp; Larry’s and former American Gladiator — it doesn’t matter where you came from. It only matters where you’re going.In this episode of HawkeTalk, Barry chats with Erik about… His journey from North Carolina gym rat to American GladiatorHow he and his partner came up with Lenny &amp; Larry’sHow L&amp;L went from $11M to $94M in sales in two yearsWhy he’s regretted selling his business… both timesFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
06/01/202143 minutes 52 seconds
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17. Rob Ceravolo: Top Gun Pilot and Founder of Tropic Ocean Airways

You know when you’ve built your entire life on one plan and then you sell it all for something that might not even work?It’s kind of like trying to land a fighter jet on a boat in the dark. At least, that’s how it felt for former Topgun instructor and Tropic Ocean Airways CEO Rob Ceravolo.In this episode of HawkeTalk, Erik catches up with Rob to discuss… What inspired Rob to become a pilot in the NavyWhy Rob gave up his lifelong passion to start a businessHow Rob pivoted multiple times to make his dream a realityFinding the opportunity in tough timesFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, <a href="https://open.spotify.com/s
30/12/202039 minutes 35 seconds
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16. Jill Zarin: Real Housewives of New York and Co-Founder of Jill & Ally

Her sister may have gone to law school to keep her out of jail, but former Real Housewife of New York Jill Zarin is only taking calculated risks these days.Although she hadn’t always wanted to be an entrepreneur, Jill’s brands — including Jill &amp; Ally masks — have proven that she’s got a knack for informed risk-taking.In this episode, Erik and Jill discuss… Jill’s upbringing and the risks she took early onHow she navigated the reality television sceneHer transition out of reality TV into entrepreneurshipResources mentioned: Appetite for Self-Destruction by Steve KnopperFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on <a href="https:/
23/12/202044 minutes 49 seconds
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15. Tom and Lisa Bilyeu: Co-Founders of Quest Nutrition and Impact Theory

Lisa and Tom Bilyeu — like most married couples — thought separate career paths would be the best route. Luckily, as their marriage became a stronger partnership, so did their work relationship. Mix in their passion for making other people’s lives better, and you get Impact Theory.In this episode, Lisa and Tom talk to Erik about… Growing up in two very different upbringingsHow they both fell in love with filmmakingWhy developing a growth mindset is crucial to a successful brandTips for working well with a business partnerFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on </em
16/12/20201 hour 2 minutes 57 seconds
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14. Chris Burch: Founder & CEO, Burch Creative Capital

His dream was to be the school crossing guard. He never received that honor, but it’s safe to say he’s doing well for himself.Chris Burch, founder &amp; CEO of Burch Creative Capital and co-founder of Tory Burch LLC, was never the brightest crayon in the box growing up. But there was one big thing he had a strong understanding of — people.Now he’s a billionaire.In this episode, Erik and Chris chat about… How Chris coped with anxiety and a learning disability in schoolHow he founded his first multi-million dollar company out of collegeThe keys to his wild success in businessFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hawketalk/id1534940129
09/12/202026 minutes 41 seconds
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13. Keith Ferrazzi: #1 NYT Best-Selling Author - Never Eat Alone

Growing up as a poor factory worker’s son, you’d never have guessed that Keith Ferrazzi would become the youngest Fortune 500 CMO in history.But that’s exactly what he did. Well, with the help of some key relationships that is.In this episode, Keith shares his origin story with Erik, as well as… What he learned from growing up poor in the midst of his elitist peersWhy being a closeted gay man drove him out of politics and into businessHow leaders today can ultimately change humanity through co-elevation Resources mentioned in this episode:Leading Without Authority &amp; other books by Keithvirtualteamswin.comgoforwardtowork.comcoelevation.com<li
02/12/202038 minutes
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12. Michael Loeb: Founder & CEO Loeb.nyc

What makes a great entrepreneur? Maybe being raised by entrepreneurs. Or maybe it’s repeating what great entrepreneurs have done before you.For Michael Loeb, founder &amp; CEO of Loeb.nyc and former CEO of Synapse Group, it was neither of those things. In fact, his father was a famed journalist, and Loeb only looks to the future when it comes to entrepreneurship.In this episode of HawkeTalk, Erik and Michael discuss… What goes into the making of a great entrepreneurThe similarities and differences between Michael’s and his father’s pathsWhy shared services act as the Swiss Army knife in entrepreneurshipWhat Michael looks for in a new business idea For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on <a href="h
25/11/202051 minutes 34 seconds
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11. Andreas Mikkelsen: World Rally Championship, Driver

He pushed too hard in skiing. So, he decided to hold onto the good moments of being a world-renowned rally driver.Andreas Mikkelsen knows what it’s like to have the rug pulled out from underneath him. From those instances, he learned how to be adaptive, even when things aren’t going his way.Andreas joins Erik in this episode to talk about… Why Andreas’s passion shifted from skiing to rally drivingHow he’s made the best of difficult situationsWhy it’s so important to cherish the good moments in life For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
18/11/202025 minutes 52 seconds
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10. Dan Price: Creator of the $70k Minimum Wage

He’d started around 20 companies by the age of 12, but only one ended up mattering to Idaho-native Dan Price: Gravity Payments.Inheriting a hard-working, entrepreneurial spirit from his parents, Dan started Gravity in high school and was eventually able to implement a $70k minimum salary for his employees.In this episode, Dan shares all the twists and turns in his unique story with Erik. Plus, Dan tells about… Growing up in an extremely conservative homeHow he came up with the idea for Gravity PaymentsHow he handled negative feedback from critics of his $70k minimum wageFind Dan’s book, Worth It, here.For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on </em
11/11/202056 minutes 47 seconds
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9. Kara Nortman: Co-Managing Partner, Upfront Ventures

The good thing about not having a role model? You can be your own.That’s what Kara Nortman, Partner at Upfront Ventures, has done for most of her life. And, it’s served her well. Early on, she thought she knew what her path was going to look like — luckily, she was wrong.In this episode of HawkeTalk, Erik and Kara discuss… Growing up with no business role models in her life, let alone businesswomenHow going back to school saved Kara from her insane work scheduleHow she’s now bringing diversity into her firm and her side projects, like Angel CityFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, <a href="https://open.
04/11/202049 minutes 46 seconds
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8. Gary Vaynerchuk: CEO VaynerX - Digital Celebrity

You probably knew that he started Wine Library, but what was GaryVee doing before the entrepreneurial fame? You might be surprised to learn that it’s not that different from what he’s doing now.He’s the same visionary and practitioner he was at 7-years-old, shoveling driveways.In this episode, Erik and Gary chat about… The innate people skills Gary discovered he had at a young ageWhy he’s still deep in the weeds at VaynerMediaHow he’s handled people underestimating himHis vision for his business in the next 10 yearsFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, <a href="https://o
28/10/202037 minutes 1 second
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7. Louis Lombardi: The Sopranos, Entourage, 24 and much more!

“Failure is not not succeeding. It’s not trying.”Many successful people have said some version of this sentiment, but for some reason, it meant a lot coming from The Sopranos star, Louis Lombardi. The alternate path — and frankly, the easiest one — would have been to federal prison with the neighborhood kids.Luckily, Louis chose Hollywood instead.In this episode of HawkeTalk, Erik chats with Louis about…Growing up in The Bronx and never having a formal educationWhy Louis chose to defy the odds and get into actingHow Louis used every experience in his life as a learning opportunityFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, <a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/1a09
21/10/202032 minutes 38 seconds
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6. Baron Davis: Two Time NBA All-Star

At the age of four, his grandfather built him a basketball court. He earned a full-ride to a private high school. He made Magic Johnson his mentor. He interned at the agency that represented him in the NBA.Baron Davis’ life has been filled with entrepreneurial opportunities in addition to athletic ones. That’s because he decided to commit himself to learning — anytime, anywhere.In this episode of HawkeTalk, Erik catches up with Baron to discuss…How he made the NBA a viable option for his careerWhy what you do off the court is even more important than what you do on itHow his life has led him to entrepreneurship and starting numerous businessesFor more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, </e
13/10/202021 minutes 2 seconds
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5. Anthony Scaramucci: Former White House Communications Director

Adversity being overcome makes for the best stories. Especially when it’s overcome, overcome, and overcome again.Former White House Communications Director and Founder of SkyBridge Capital, Anthony Scaramucci, knows this story well. Growing up on lower-middle-class Long Island as the son of a construction worker doesn’t shout Harvard Law or Goldman Sachs, but that was Scaramucci’s path nonetheless.In this episode of HawkeTalk, Erik and Anthony discuss…The power of perseverance in school and workHow being fired can turn into an opportunityWhy making the life you want means not caring what others thinkFind The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel here.For more interviews like this one, subscribe to <a href="https://hawkemedia
13/10/202043 minutes 21 seconds
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4. Colin O'Brady: Adventurer and First Man to Walk Across Antarctica

What’s the likelihood of someone being born on a futon in a commune going on to walk across Antarctica (and live to tell about it)?Like… a gazillion to one.Well, Erik Huberman had the pleasure of talking to the one and only Colin O’Brady. The 35-year-old has already accomplished more than most of us even dream about doing: summiting Mt. Everest, winning a triathlon, writing a New York Times bestseller (The Impossible First).In this episode, Colin and Erik chat about…The importance of having a supportive figure in your lifeHow to take the first step towards a big goalWhy it’s important for kids to see exciting, real-life applications of STEM methodsWhy you should be asking, “Why not me?”For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on <a href="h
13/10/202049 minutes 9 seconds
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3. Brandon Webb: Navy SEAL Turned Entrepreneur

“Unlikely story” is an understatement. Raised all over the world by two flower children practically right out of Woodstock, Brandon Webb’s life is an unreal flip of events.As the founder of SOFREP and Tiger Gummies, the author of numerous books including The Red Circle and Among Heroes, and an aerobatics pilot (phew!), this Navy SEAL has lived more life than all of our grandparents put together.HawkeTalk co-host Erik Huberman chats with Brandon about…Brandon’s childhood, sailing across the world and gaining a knack for entrepreneurship from his grandmotherHow
13/10/202045 minutes 21 seconds
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2. Shawne Merriman: NFL First-Round Draft Pick

Growing up in Prince George's County, Washington, DC, in the nineties was pretty rough.The stats are pretty shocking. And that is where Shawne Merriman’s story starts.An upbringing that bred aggression led Shawn to football after basketball wound up being too tame. (Foul out much?)“My coaches asked me, “Hey, what position do you want to play?”I said, “Coach, it doesn't matter. I just want to hit somebody.”And they smiled from ear to ear.”“I believe that talent stuff can get you to the top, but the hard work is what keeps you there.” -Shawne “Lights Out” MerrimanHawkeTalk co-host Erik Huberman chats with Shawne about…What gets a kid from Prince George's County to the NFL as a first-round draft pick<
13/10/202023 minutes 38 seconds
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1. Doug Ellin: Creator of the HBO Series Entourage

*Cue the Entourage themeNew York boy who hustled from the mailroom to the writer’s room? Check.Baseball hat and acerbic wit? Check, check.Doug Ellin writes what he knows.Tune in to hear our interview with a true inspiration, and the guy we’ll be psyched to get a party invite from post-Covid with Doug...HBO series ‘Entourage’ hanging out with Vinny Chase, E, Turtle, and Drama on the party circuitVictory, The PodcastDoug is taking a run at hosting his own killer podcast alongside Entourage alum, and all-around interesting dude, Kevin Dillon.His storied journey showing up in LA to do stand up.Along with some earlier projects like Kissing a Fool and Phat Beach, his success as the creator, showrunner
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