FUBU Founder Daymond John on Starting a Billion Dollar Business
Entrepreneur, TV personality, author, and motivational speaker Daymond John shares how he went from waiting tables at Red Lobster to becoming a fashion mogul and "Shark Tank" star! Daymond also shares the story of his make or break pitch to LL Cool J that helped launch the FUBU brand. Daymond also discusses how he and the ‘Shark Tank’ team scout contestants for the show.
In Chapter 15 of 19 in her 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, female entrepreneur Hattie Grace Elliot answers "How Do You Balance Experimentation and Commitment in the Projects That You Pursue?" Elliot notes that to be a successful entrepreneur one must be stubborn - almost delusional - yet open-minded enough to be flexible and try out new options or let old ones go at the right time. Hattie Grace Elliot is the founder and CEO of The Grace List, a social networking company.
Mark Cuban recalls his path to success and provides insights for aspiring entrepreneurs. Cuban recently compiled a 30,000-word e-book about his business career entitled "How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It." He also appears an investor shark on ABC's "Shark Tank."
Entertainer and entrepreneur will.i.am looks for very particular qualities in entrepreneurs to gauge if they'll be successful disrupters. Beyond having dreams, they need to "vibrate" with excitement. Find out what else he looks for.
In Chapter 18 of 21 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, business school professor Ben Hallen notes entrepreneurs inherit networks from previous experiences - education, religion, social, etc. This leads to a large and diverse network that can be valuable. Entrepreneurs can also be building networks while managing inherited networks. He details how great entrepreneurs use "casual dating" to build new network ties.
She’s a stink-fightin’ entrepreneur Suzy Batiz. Six years ago she blew the lid off a taboo topic, embarrassing bathroom odor, and built a company on a foundation of “poo”, by creating a before-you-go toilet spray.
One of North America's most respected business leaders Robert Herjavec sits down with Jacob Soboroff to discuss "Shark Tank" and... guitars! Also joining the conversation are guests Alon Raphael, Alireza Nazemi, and Danielle Leslie to discuss.
In Chapter 15 of 17 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, education entrepreneur J.T. Allen answers "How Have Other Entrepreneurs Helped You Be a Better Entreprenur?" Allen details how entrepreneurs have provided industry-specific mentorship to help him manage his business. He also learns from other entrepreneurs working outside the career and education industry. J.T. Allen is the CEO and co-founder of myFootpath.com.
In Chapter 12 of 14 in his 2012 interview, Internet entrepreneur Joe Stump, after raising money for three companies, advising a venture capital firm and investing his own money in three companies, shares what he has learned about startup investing. He describes the portfolio theory approach VC firms take and how as an entrepreneur he has learned to compete as a portfolio firm. He learns the mechanics of angel, seed, series A and series B investing and how to negotiate contract terms.
From entertainer to investor to entrepreneur, artist MC Hammer has a wealth of experience to draw from as a WSJ Startup of the Year mentor. He joins Lunch Break to offer his advice for aspiring startups.