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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Create Your Success Stories: PupBox

March 21, 2017 | Create Your Success
After years of being on Shark Tank, I’ve seen many different types of people come through the tank. As a Shark, we’re not just investing in the business – we’re investing in the entrepreneur. We look for their passion, knowledge, preparation and charisma. In light of my newest book, You Don’t Have to Be a Shark I sat down to interview some of my favourite entrepreneurs. They each have their own unique stories of sacrifice, failure and accomplishment. What advice do they have for a new generation of people chasing their dreams? Read through our conversation below and get inspired to #CreateYourSuccess. Raising a puppy...
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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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My 5 Essential Tips for Selling Anything to Anyone

January 24, 2017 | Create Your Success, LinkedIn Influencer

Most people don’t realize how important selling is—unless your paycheck depends on it! Every time I mention selling, I always hear, “It’s not for me”, “You have to have knack for sales”, or “I just can’t do sales” – but this can’t be farther from the truth.  Salespeople aren’t the only ones selling something. In my latest book, You Don’t Have to Be a Shark, the premise is simple: great salespeople are made, not born, and no one achieves success in life without knowing how to sell. Think of the last time you convinced your kids to finish their vegetables or…

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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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Wrapping Up 2016, Cheers to a Successful 2017!

December 28, 2016 | Create Your Success, Shark Tank

2016 has been an incredible year! Not only has Herjavec Group seen immense growth, I also saw many of my Shark Tank ventures steadily grow and elevate their businesses. I talked to them about their businesses for the #CreateYourSuccess series and I sensed a common theme from the Q/A’s – work hard and commit!! Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy – it always comes at a price. Time away from friends and family is only a start. It’s clear that all the entrepreneurs I work with have poured blood, sweat, and tears into their businesses. But the key is: they use any challenge that comes with starting…

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