Mr. Daymond John is my special guest. We’ll talk Shark Tank, starting a business and much more!
Daymond John was brought on the show through Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau: helping the corporate world, associations, and universities bring in keynote motivational speakers, athletes, business minds, celebrities to conferences and lecture series.
A success story, an industry leader, a young entrepreneur, a man who has reached and surpassed new heights of commercial and financial success are just some of the classifications used to describe Daymond John. Over the last 19 years, John has evolved into one of the most successful fashion icons in business today. Known as the “Godfather of Urban Fashion,” he is also regarded as one of the most sought after branding experts and motivational speakers in the country.
John’s creative vision helped revolutionize the sportswear industry in the 1990s. As President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of FUBU — “For Us, By Us” — he created not only a distinctive and fashionable sportswear brand, but managed to identify and cater to a previously untapped market.The phenomenal success of FUBU made mainstream apparel companies realize the potential for fashionable sportswear that appeals not just to trendsetting urban youth but to mainstream teens as well.
Since, John has gone on to own and operate several other clothing brands including Heatherette, Drunkn Munky and Coogi. Furthermore, John is an active angel investor in several other ventures that range from fashion to technology. Beyond Shark Branding and his many speaking endeavors John can frequently be seen displaying his discernment, passion and vast business knowledge on Fox Business Network’s Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman and Cavuto, CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer and The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, and MSNBC’s Your Business.
And of Course, John is one of the investors on the popular Shark Tank television program.