Having gone in front of and associated at numerous times with "Vulture
Capitalists", I cannot stand to watch Shark Tank. I've had a long,
successful career in business and these types serve an important role, however
most of them have horrible egos and think they know everything about anything.
What I learned over 25 years in business is that (tongue in cheek) the more
money you make, the more brain cells you grow and, if you have a PhD in a
technical field, you're not only an expert in that particular field, but in
business as well.
It seems to me you gave up too easily. Rather than play the game their way, you
could have at least said: "I'm not willing to disclose all the
information you are requesting, both because I don't have the time, and
because of confidentiality agreements that prevent it. Here is what I'm
willing to disclose. I think it gives you plenty of material for your vetting
purposes. If you are okay with this, then we can move ahead. If not, then I
guess I'll not be appearing on your show."I would think
that the exposure you could get by going on that show would be very beneficial
you your purposes.
Shark Tank is not what it seems to be. The so-called "deals" they do on
the show end up being pulled back more often than not. Many participants made
and deal and report, "they never contacted me again after the show."It is just entertainment. Good decision not to participate.
It's called "Integrity." Thanks for hold true.
That's interesting Jason. I've heard from other people applying for
Amazing Race, Biggest Loser, etc., that you basically sign your life away for
months. But it would be fun to see you on there - I'm a fan too!
I enjoy watching "Shark Tank" Can learn a lot from them in their
suggestions. I rally enjoyed hearing of your experience and all required to
even get there. I did not know of all the hoops you go thru to be approved.
Also l loved your last line there which says to all of us "Never give
Up" Good luck as you continue on in your pursuit!
I like 'dragons' den', the cbc canadian version of this show, a
lot better. It features two of the 'sharks' (Yes, two of them are
canadian!) and features a bit more fun with the banter between the
'dragons'. Kevin O'Leary has written a couple good books on
personal finances, too. Lesson one: get your kids out of the basement.
This is a good information for entrepreneurs like myself that are interested as
you were in knowing the requirements to go on shark tank.Thanks!
Liberal Ted; dead on!
Well that was a fascinating story/article of nothing....
Nice article. I enjoy reading a good "journal entry" from time to time.
Re: Michael HuntReally? I thought it interesting. It was of
sufficient interest a comment was merited from you. My family doesn't live
and die by any particular TV program, but even the mildly curious should find
the usually hidden behind the scenes requirements interesting.But
that's just me.
I found the article an interesting peak behind the scenes of what it takes to
get on the Shark Tank and the decisions one has to make. Thanks for sharing.
This is hardly worthy of print, maybe a dull journal entry or something.