Daymond John, FUBU CEO  (Wikipedia)

When you think of Shark Tank‘s Daymond John, what comes to mind? Successful? Businessman? Entrepreneur? Shark?

After 25 years, Daymond has learned from successes, failures and has had several epiphanies. He started out in Queens, NY, waiting tables and selling t-shirts out of the trunk of his car. He found a need and a niche and he filled it. But it was not without both wins and losses.

“As an entrepreneur, you never stop learning,” he says. “I’ve failed way more than I’ve succeeded.” ~Daymond John

In this interview from Entrepreneur, he answers these questions and more:

How long before you give up if things aren’t going as you planned?
What is an entrepreneur?

He tells of the mistakes he’s made and what’s he’s learned from them.

His books are available on Amazon:


What do you need to learn?

Greater Phoenix SCORE’s retired executives, may not be on Shark Tank, but they’ve been where you are and guess what? You can pick their brains for free! Daymond mentioned one of his mentors. You can have one too! Click here to schedule a meeting with one of the SCORE mentors.