The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk
About This Show
As Kobe Bryant once said, “There is power in understanding the journey of others to help create your own.”
That’s why the Learning Leader Show exists—to get together and understand the journeys of successful leaders, so that we can better understand our own.
This show is full of stories told by world-class leaders. Personal stories of successes, failures, and lessons learned along the way. Our guests come from diverse backgrounds—some are best-selling authors, others are genius entrepreneurs, and one even made a million dollars wearing t-shirts for a year. My role in this endeavor is to talk to the smartest, most creative, always-learning leaders in the world so that we can learn from them as we each create our own journeys.
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162: Adnan Virk - ESPN Broadcaster: Why You Should Always Say Yes
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Episode 162: Adnan Virk - ESPN Broadcaster: Why You Should Always Say Yes Adnan Virk works for ESPN. He is the first Muslim Sports anchor to be hired by ESPN. Adnan is one of the most versatile talents in all of ESPN. He is one of three main anchors for Baseball Tonight. In the baseball off-season, he has hosted SportsCenter and Outside the Lines. He is known as someone who will always say "yes" when a leader calls and asks him to fill in. He has filled in for Keith Olbermann, Mike and Mike, SVP & Russilo, and many others. He is a "cinephile." Adnan has an immense love for film, regularly picks the Oscars, and does movie reviews on radio and TV. Recently, he started his own podcast titled, "Cinephile - The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast." He interviews actors and reviews movies. Some of his guests have been: Robert DeNiro (that story is discussed in depth on this episode), Viggo Mortensen, Denis Leary, Will Arnett, and more. His love (and knowledge) of movies is evident during this conversation. Episode 162: Adnan Virk - ESPN Broadcaster: Why You Should Always Say Yes Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio The Learning Leader Show “You will always have a job if you can do a lot of things. But you REALLY get paid if you can do one thing extremely well." - Mike Greenberg In This Episode, You Will Learn: The Top 5 Tom Hanks movies (we respectfully disagree but had fun discussing) The reason he became a sportscaster How he got his job at ESPN Why he chose to study Broadcasting in college Where his love of film came from Originally wanting to be a director and the moment when he realized he should do something else (and why) What he learned writing his first script -- "You have to be economical with your words" The impact his movie knowledge had on his co-workers at ESPN -- And opportunities it created for him Being a "generalist" -- How and why it's helped him Movie Reviews - Big, Top Gun, Rounders, Cast Away "You will always have a job if you can do a