Category Archives: In the News

Fortune: Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec: 5 Tips for Getting a Raise

April 6, 2017 | In the News

The Leadership Insiders 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, “How do you ask for a raise?” is written by Robert Herjavec, founder of Herjavec Group. Everyone wants a raise. But most people don’t know how to ask for it. It’s a conversation that makes us edgy. It’s awkward because you feel you have to negotiate your worth. The truth is: That’s exactly what you are doing. You have to own it! There are rare instances where your leader…

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Future of Business and Tech: Robert Herjavec Anticipates Protection for the Internet of Things

March 23, 2017 | In the News

Whether you’re reading on a laptop or snacking, eyes glued to the big screen, there are constant reminders that hackers are hiding in plain sight, waiting to prey on our valuable, private information. As businesses and civilians adopt the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) seamlessly extends to our smart devices, cyber villains are finding ways to become an even more constant threat to everyday life. Cybersecurity pioneer, Robert Herjavec weighs in on the cross section of security and the IoT. When it comes to the Internet of Things, why is security such a hot topic? Robert Herjavec: IoT…

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CNBC: Self-made millionaire and ‘Shark Tank’ judge says this is the book every professional should read

March 14, 2017 | In the News

Robert Herjavec, self-made tech mogul and judge on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” is always reading at least one book at a time. Right now, he’s making his way through “Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency” — which details the rise of one of the biggest talent and sports agencies in the country — as well as a biography of actress Audrey Hepburn. “I’m very eclectic,” Herjavec tells CNBC in a video-call from Google’s Headquarters, where he was working with young entrepreneurs on an “Invent-athon” with Frito-Lay. Despite his wide-ranging tastes, the “Shark Tank” judge says there is one…

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Inc: How This ‘Shark Tank’ Investor Is Boosting Entrepreneurial Spirit–in Kids

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Robert Herjavec is hosting a contest he says is better than ‘Shark Tank’…because Kevin O’Leary won’t yell at participants. When Shark Tank host Robert Herjavec walks down the streets of New York City, he always gets approached by children. He says the eight, 10 or 12-year-olds are the ones who approach him to talk about their dreams. “They think that they can be anything,” says Herjavec, who along with his fellow celebrity investors, have made deals with children entrepreneurs on the show. “They think if they can dream it, they can invent it.” Herjavec partnered with Frito-Lay Variety Pack for Dreamvention, a contest for children over the age of…

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Venture Beat: Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec coaches kids to fuel entrepreneurial spirit

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We’re used to watching Shark Tank‘s Robert Herjavec cut deals with adult entrepreneurs on ABC. Now, the reality show star is turning his attention to school kids by partnering with PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay to launch a Dreamvention contest. Kids aged seven and up can submit their inventions by uploading an original drawing on the Dreamvention website — the deadline for entry is April 24. The winner, who will be announced in December, will receive a cash prize of $250,000. In addition, product development firm Mako Design + Invent will turn the winner’s idea into a prototype, thus paving the way for a lucky kid-trepreneur to start his or her own business….

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CNBC: ‘Shark Tank’ investor Robert Herjavec: 7 simple steps to protect yourself from hackers

February 28, 2017 | In the News

It’s tempting to deal with the threat of a hacker stealing your digital data by simply hoping, or assuming, it will never happen to you.  “People assume that they’re exempt from the risks of cybersecurity,” Robert Herjavec, founder and CEO of cybersecurity firm Herjavec Group, and a star of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” tells CNBC. “Similarly, businesses assume it will never happen to them,” says Herjavec. “It will! Cybersecurity risk is everywhere and no matter the size of your business the data you process and ingest can be exploited for financial gain.”  Malicious or “black hat” hackers steal and then sell information….

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NYSE: An Interview with Robert Herjavec

January 18, 2017 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), In the News

Leading information security company, Herjavec Group, recently published its latest report, Cybersecurity Conversations for the C-Suite in 2017. Founder and CEO Robert Herjavec sat down with the New York Stock Exchange to discuss some of the findings of the report, the growing complexity of the cybersecurity landscape and the personal lessons that he learned from his father.  One of the key points of the report is that the number of channels and devices that businesses use is growing all the time. Can you talk about the security challenges this presents?There’s roughly 5.5 million new devices connected to the Internet every day, a…

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Forbes: Top 5 Christmas and Hanukkah Must Haves From ‘Shark Tank’

December 6, 2016 | In the News, Shark Tank

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or even Chrismukkah, you may find something to your liking in this list of top five holiday must-haves that were pitched on ABC’s hit business reality show Shark Tank.  1. Tipsy Elves You have been invited to an ugly Christmas sweater party, and the host is giving a $50 Amazon (AMZN) gift card for the best one. But you don’t have time, nor creativity, to make your own with appliques from Michaels. And irony-loving hipsters have picked clean all of the thrift stores. Never fear. Turn heads with a sweater from Tipsy Elves. The San Diego, Calif.-based company…

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Forbes: What Makes The Investors Bite: The Industries That Get The Most Deals On ‘Shark Tank’

November 23, 2016 | In the News, Shark Tank

What makes Shark Tank investors sink their teeth into a deal? Sometimes, the hook is in the company’s industry. On the hit ABC show, entrepreneurs pitch celebrity investors for a chance at professional partnerships. FORBES found that 319 businesses accepted deals on-air in the first seven seasons of Shark Tank. We spoke to 237 of them and learned that investors tend to form deals where their own professional interests lie. Home good companies were offered the most deals, and the most money, in the first seven seasons. And Lori Greiner, the queen of QVC, led the frenzy of sharks. While 73% of the hand-shake agreements made on-air change or fall…

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The Doctors: Robert Herjavec’s Personal Mission To Improve Cancer Care

November 22, 2016 | In the News

“Shark Tank” star and “Dancing with the Stars” alum Robert Herjavec is with The Doctors to share his personal connection in helping the fight against cancer and how patient care is improving through advances in medical technology. “My mom passed away from ovarian cancer about 9 years ago, and actually that’s why I did ‘Dancing with the Stars,’” he shares. “My mom was in the hospital a lot towards the end and every Monday we’d go there and we’d watch ‘Dancing with the Stars’… my mom would watch and say, ‘One day, do you think you would be on ‘Dancing with the Stars?’’ The show meant…

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