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Kaleigh Tait

Shark Tank Season 5 Venture Happy Feet Aligns with DreamWorks Animation

By | Shark Tank

LOUISVILLE and LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9, 2015 /CNW/ – Robert Herjavec, Founder & CEO of Herjavec Group and Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show Shark Tank is thrilled to announce a collaboration between Season 5 venture Happy Feet and DreamWorks Animation.  As a result of this relationship, Happy Feet will produce plush slippers for DreamWorks Animation properties including Shrek, Madagascar, How to Train Your Dragon, Home, and many more, in time for the 2015 holiday season. “Over the past twenty years DreamWorks Animation has created iconic characters that have kept us smiling, laughing and dreaming,” says Happy Feet President…

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Be the Boss: Stop Making Excuses and Be a Starter

By | LinkedIn Influencer

I’m not embarrassed to admit that I started my first business out of necessity – I was fired, and had a mortgage payment to make. Even though it was out of necessity – I still had to find the courage to be my own boss. When you’re out today, think about how many small businesses you see and interact with. For each small business you see, someone made a courageous decision for it to exist. Whether it was to prove a point, to satisfy an itch, to beat the odds, to pursue a dream, or even to make ends meet,…

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When Not to Sell Your Business – Inc.com

By | In the News

Robert Herjavec recently considered selling his technology firm, consulted Mark Cuban, and decided against it. Here’s why. A few months ago, Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec thought about selling his global information-security company. He conferred with Mark Cuban, the fellow Shark he made no secret of disliking earlier in the show’s history. “I actually sat down with Mark. I asked, ‘What do you think? Should I sell my business?’ Everybody has a different perspective,” Herjavec admitted to an audience of 1,200 entrepreneurs leading fast-growing companies at the Inc. 5000 conference in Orlando today. When asked what advice Herjavec has for entrepreneurs weighing…

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Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec won’t invest in this type of company

By | In the News

If you don’t have a healthy understanding of your company’s divisions, he probably won’t be shaking on a deal. The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question “What do you look for in the ideal business partner?” is by Robert Herjavec, founder of Herjavec Group. The prospect of sinking my heart, soul and liquid assets into a company whose operation is in the hands of others scares the heck out of me. Never start a business you…

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Separating Top Performers From Those With Great Interview Skills

By | LinkedIn Influencer

I often say that I’m successful now because I’ve made every mistake in the book. The key is I’ve learned from those mistakes and it’s rare — if ever — that I make the same one twice. The same applies to how I hire. I’ve hired for the person, for the job, as a favour — I’ve done it all —  but I can tell you that at the end of the day, it’s a balancing act to ensure you get the right mix of passion, drive, expertise, talent, and teamwork that will help your corporate environment flourish. At Herjavec Group, we…

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My Unofficial Mentor Opened My Eyes to my Potential as an Entrepreneur

By | LinkedIn Influencer

In this series, professionals thank those who helped them reach where they are today. Read the posts here, then write your own. Use #ThankYourMentor and @mention your mentor when sharing. Be present to appreciate mentorship moments.  I understand that an interaction with a boss or colleague can lead to doors being opened, a pivot in your career goals or a newfound clarity that helps you get on the right path. That being said, I’ve always found “mentorship” to be a difficult topic to navigate… Are you coaching someone? Is it a formal relationship? Do you have to ask to have…

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New Book Announcement! You Don’t Have to Be A Shark

By | In the News

Many people assume that effective sales ability demands a unique personality and an aggressive attitude. It’s not true. Over the years, I have developed an honest and genuine approach to life and selling, which is a little different than the cut throat persona most people associate with a Shark – or a salesman for that matter. Every day we wake up and have to sell our most important asset, ourselves. Just think about how many times you are selling in a day. From convincing your 3 year old that it’s bed time to applying for that promotion at work…You are…

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Shark Tank Nominated for 2015 Emmy Award: Outstanding Structured Reality Program

By | In the News, Shark Tank

I’m thrilled to announce that Shark Tank was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program for the 2015 Emmy Awards! We take such pride in promoting entrepreneurship and it’s incredible to see this show support the growth of small business in America. Congratulations to my fellow Sharks – Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary & Barbara Corcoran, as well as the brilliant crew and production teams!

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The World Doesn’t Reward Mediocrity.

By | In the News

Originally posted on Entrepreneur.com on July 1, 2015 The most important decision Robert Herjavec ever made wasn’t ditching the 9-to-5 and going into business for himself. It wasn’t adapting to a whole new language and way of life after moving to Canada from communist Yugoslavia. And it wasn’t selling his first company to AT&T for millions in cash. It was rejecting the “virus” he calls mediocrity, refusing to be average in its many easy-to-fall-into forms. “The world doesn’t reward mediocrity,” Herjavec recently told Entrepreneur from the Culver City, Calif., set of Shark Tank. “You’ve got to be great at something….

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Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec: On How To Tell If You Are Cyber Secure

By | In the News

Last Monday – the 15th – password storage maker LastPass was hacked, exposing the email addresses and encrypted master passwords of its users. Last Tuesday – the 16th – in Congressional testimony, House Oversight Chairman, Jason Chaffetz, said that federal cybersecurity “stinks” in response to the governmental breach that happened earlier this month, exposing the personal information of millions of current, former, and prospective federal employees. Let’s not forget about the Sony and Target breaches in 2014 and 2013, respectively. As newsworthy as all of these events are, they’re just a small percentage of the continually and aggressively expanding world of cybercrime….

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