July 8, 2022

#119 Michael Brandt of HVMN and Ketone IQ: My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits and More | 20 Minute Playbook

#119 Michael Brandt of HVMN and Ketone IQ: My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits and More | 20 Minute Playbook

In Episode #119, we deconstruct Michael Brandt's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Michael is the Co-Founder and CEO of HVMN and Ketone IQ. We cover barefoot running, creating brand synesthesia, and the magic of walking.


In Episode #119, we deconstruct Michael Brandt's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Michael is the Co-Founder and CEO of HVMN and Ketone IQ. We cover barefoot running, creating brand synesthesia, and the magic of walking.

“Do not reinvent the wheel for 80% of what you're doing. Because the 20% of what you're doing that's really special and interesting, that's going to take a 100% of your time. It could and should.” – Michael Brandt

EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED)

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FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT

https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/michael-brandt-playbook-transcript/ 

CHAPTERS

In this episode, we deconstruct Michael Brandt’s peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. In it we cover:

  • (00:00:00) – Introduction
  • (00:02:02) – HVMN and ketones
  • (00:04:17) – Barefoot running and improving running form
  • (00:06:50) – Speaking multiple languages across the business as a founder
  • (00:09:37) – Continuous glucose monitoring and heart rate monitoring for peak performance
  • (00:13:27) – Embedding Ketone-IQ into daily life
  • (00:15:58) – Creating brand synesthesia with design
  • (00:22:22) – Recommended books, from Shoe Dog to Born to Run
  • (00:26:43) – The importance of daily activity and the magic of walking
  • (00:31:19) – Find more mentors and don’t reinvent the wheel for 80% of your business


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ABOUT MICHAEL BRANDT

Michael Brandt is the co-founder and CEO of HVMN which makes the world's first drinkable ketones. HVMN stands for Health Via Modern Nutrition. And in 2017, they launched version 1.0 of their drinkable ketone product after landing a six million dollar contract with the US Department of Defense to study how ketones could improve the performance of our special forces warriors. HVMM launched version 2.0 called KetoneIQ last year in November 2021. Michael is also an avid marathoner, long distance runner, and biohacker which we talk about a lot in this episode.

In this episode, Michael shares his product design and branding principles, including his theory of synesthesia or why every part of your aesthetic and brand has to relate to every other part. He talks about how he uses drinkable ketones and KetoneIQ in his daily life, including what products he stacks it with. We discuss his favorite books on running, and the design and engineering thought that went into HVMN.

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