Business insights from inside the Shark Tank

‘The language of success is technology and money.’

by. Adam Mertz

Co-starring on a hit TV series has opened a lot of doors and provided quite a rush for Robert Herjavec. But his proudest achievement from ABC’s Shark Tank has been educating the public on the language and mentality of business.

Initially, producers insisted the Canadian mogul and his cohorts explain terms such as valuation early in the show’s run. Now, they toss around complex theories and yet have become a highly rated show and cultural touchpoint.

“We’ve made it cool, in a small way, to be an entrepreneur,” Herjavec told a crowd packed with credit union entrepreneurs Tuesday at the NACUSO annual conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Herjavec shared some of the insights he regularly delivers on Shark Tank, where he and a colorful cast of judges evaluate product pitches and bid against each other to fund the ideas with their own money.

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