TGM Classic | Robert Kerbeck | From Hollywood to Wall Street: How Robert Kerbeck Got His Spying Job While Working As An Actor

In this episode, Darius and Robert dive deep into the world of corporate spying and the most common techniques used in industrial espionage. They also talk about the effects of ransomware attacks on businesses and how these can be prevented. 

In this episode, Robert and I talked about:

  • How Robert stumbled into a spying job while working as an actor
  • Robert shares important advice for job seekers
  • The most efficient method for extracting data
  • The most elaborate ruse Robert has ever conducted
  • How do corporate spies get paid
  • The legality of corporate espionage
  • Robert talks about writing his book Ruse: Lying the American Dream from Hollywood to Wall Street
  • How ransomware is a big problem for businesses
  • Ways to protect businesses from ransomware attacks
  • And other topics…

Meet Robert:

Robert Kerbeck, a versatile author, journalist, and adventurer, hails from Southern California. From serving in the US Navy to exploring remote corners of the world, his diverse experiences fuel his captivating storytelling. Known for works like “Malibu Burning: The Real Story Behind LA’s Most Devastating Wildfire,” Kerbeck intertwines adventure, environmentalism, and social consciousness in his writing, inspiring readers to explore, reflect, and act.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at

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