I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing some of the world’s best investors, entrepreneurs, and top performers during my 1,100+ episodes here on The School of Greatness. And some of my most memorable moments have come from my conversations with the stars of the hit show, Shark Tank. I always come away with value from all the wisdom they have to share from years of experience in launching, growing, and funding hugely successful companies. On top of that, their mission and the lives they’re changing with their show is incredible.
That’s why I wanted to bring together a few of my favorite moments from Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, and Daymond John in this special Shark Tank mashup episode! In it, we’ll go through how to develop a rich mindset, the top qualities the Sharks look for in the entrepreneurs they invest in, how to negotiate like an expert, and so much more.
I think you’ll gain a ton of insight from all that we discuss in this one. And now, please help me welcome back Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, and Daymond John for this special mashup episode!
Kevin O’Leary – As the son of an ILO expert, Kevin O’Leary lived and was educated in Cambodia, Cyprus, Tunisia, Ethiopia, France and Switzerland. In 1983 O’Leary founded Special Event Television, a television production company that produced original sports programming such as “The Original Six,” “Don Cherry’s Grapevine” and “Bobby Orr and the Hockey Legends.”
O’Leary founded SoftKey Software Products (later called The Learning Company) in 1986. SoftKey soon became a catalyst of consolidation in the software industry, raising over $1 billion in financing and completing a series of acquisitions making it by 1999 the world leader in educational and reference software. In 1999, Mattel acquired the company for $4.2 billion.
Today, O’Leary is the Chairman of Beanstox and O’Shares ETFs . He is also the founder and Chief Sommelier of O’Leary Fine Wines, as well as a member of Boston’s 107-year old Hamilton Trust. O’Leary is an investor on five timeEmmy Award winning Shark Tank and is a regular contributor on ABC, CNBC and CNN. He is a bestselling author of three books: Cold Hard Truth and Men, Women and Money, and Cold Hard Truth on Family, Kids and Money.
Barbara Corcoran – Barbara Corcoran is Founder of The Corcoran Group & Shark and Executive Producer on ABC’s “Shark Tank”. Barbara Corcoran’s credits include straight D’s in high school and college and 20 jobs by the time she turned 23.
It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country: She borrowed $1,000 and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. The Corcoran Group, the largest and best-known brand in the brokerage business, building the largest and best-known brand in the business.
Corcoran is the author of the best seller “Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business!” and host of top business podcast “Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran.” She is a frequent small business and real estate contributor on every major network. Corcoran has been an investor/Shark for the past eleven seasons on ABC’s four-time Emmy award winning show, Shark Tank, investing in over 80 businesses to date.
Daymond John – Daymond John is an American businessman, investor, television personality, New York Times bestselling author, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the founder, president, and CEO of FUBU (a hip-hop apparel company), and appears as an investor on the ABC TV series Shark Tank. Based in New York City, John is the founder of The Shark Group. As of 2020, John’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $300 million.
In April 2017, Daymond was diagnosed with stage II thyroid cancer. John successfully underwent surgery to remove the cancerous nodule. In 2018, he married Heather Taras, his second wife, with whom he has a daughter named Minka Jagger. He has two daughters from his first marriage, named Destiny and Yasmeen.
On March 10, he releaser his new book titled Powershift: Transform Any Situation, Close Any Deal, and Achieve Any Outcome.
If you’re ready to take your negotiating skills to the next level, develop the mindset of a serial entrepreneur, set all your goals up for success, and more, then this episode is for you! And now, let’s jump right into Episode 1,188 of The School of Greatness!