53 episodes

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.

HawkeTalk Erik Huberman

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 200 Ratings

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.

    54. Dan Fleyshman — Entrepreneur, Investor, Poker Master, Influencer King

    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 company
    The energy drink wars
    Victory poker and Black Friday
    How to influence the influencers

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    • 53 min
    53. Jake Kassan - Co-Founder and CEO of MVMT Watches

    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 athletes
    Going from selling lollipops to kickstarting MVMT
    Figuring out what the next challenge will be


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    • 32 min
    52. Joe Drake - CEO of Lionsgate

    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 career
    Joe’s rise through the movie industry and how he achieved it
    Why running towards change is the best career advice for young people

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    • 57 min
    51. Marty Callner - Legendary Director

    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 about

    How 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.

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    • 30 min
    50. Chris Voss - FBI Hostage Negotiator and Author of Never Split The Difference

    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 trajectory
    The importance of never conceding
    Black Swan Negotiating and how it applies to business

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    • 49 min
    49. Lauren Gibbs - Bobsledding Olympic Silver Medalist

    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 & 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 upbringing
    The winding sales journey
    Transition into Olympic bobsledding
    What’s next for Lauren

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    • 46 min

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