His marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands has made him a highly influential consultant and motivational speaker today. His marketing firm The Shark Group offers advice on how to effectively communicate to consumers through innovative means and connects brands with the world’s top celebrities for everything from endorsements to product extensions. John is also an author of 5 best-selling books including his New York Times best-selling books, The Power of Broke (2016) and Rise and Grind (2018). In March 2020, John released his fifth book, Powershift, that walks through his tried-and-true process of how to transform any situation, close any deal and achieve any outcome through his own experience and vast network of industry leaders.
After having been diagnosed and successfully treated for thyroid cancer, John is celebrating his 12th season on ABC TV’s critically acclaimed business reality show Shark Tank by renowned producer Mark Burnett, which has reinvigorated entrepreneurship around the world. Shark Tank has now gone on to win five Emmy in the US and millions of weekly viewers world-wide tune into the show as John demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights.
- Diversifying Work Spaces & Work Forces
Did you know that a Mexican janitor at Frito Lay came up with the idea for Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, which became their top-selling product? It was possible because he heard the president of the company tell the employees to act like owners. So he did. Daymond John tells his versions of these kinds of stories for two reasons: first because it demonstrates that great ideas can come from anywhere, and second, to compel business leaders to create favorable conditions for their teams to thrive. As the Co-Founder & CEO of FUBU, Daymond led a diverse workforce to the $6 billion global behemoth that it became. In 2017, Daymond drew on that experience to help inform a state of the art, open concept workspace called Blueprint + Co. As Daymond tells audiences, 21st century workplaces thrive on open communication, inclusivity, diversity of thought and a physical floor plan to support those ideals. Daymond argues that businesses who surround themselves with like-minded voices and siloed workspaces lack the ability to approach challenges from different angles, limiting their potential to grow. In this uniquely developed speech, Daymond provides audiences with practical takeaways and advice for embracing diversity beyond the traditional meaning, to help bolster your bottom line.
- On Working from Home During Coronavirus - Keep Investing in Yourself
Shark Tank star and speaker Daymond John knows that COVID-19 has caused a difficult time for many, but he advises all employees who are temporarily working from home to make the most of a bad situation and treat the time saved on commuting as an opportunity to invest in yourself. John advises an entrepreneurial mindset, advocating utilizing the time saved when you might normally be on the train or sitting in traffic to be put towards learning a new skill or talent to build your own utility and value. This progress-oriented mindset can alleviate stress by providing an outlet; says John: “make sure you keep investing in yourself because true entrepreneurs always know that change is going to happen.”
- Daymond John’s 5 Shark Points: Fundamentals for Success in Business and Life
From FUBU to Shark Tank and countless ventures in between, Daymond John’s entrepreneurial journey has spanned more than 25 years. Having gleaned insights from both the successes and failures of his varied career, Daymond has developed this comprehensive lecture which empowers audiences to learn from his experiences and to make changes in all aspects of their lives; not just in business. He believes the keys to success require establishing the right mindset and following very specific set of principles, which he has distilled into five key S.H.A.R.K. points. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, non-profit employee, bank teller or otherwise, this talk has inspired thousands of people around the country reconsider their methods and make positive changes in their lives