In his first visit to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, millionaire entrepreneur and television personality Daymond John stirred the crowd with his dynamic personal story of perseverance and saw some of the best student entrepreneurs Aggieland has to offer.
“I am not here to talk about macro- and microfinancing,” John said to a capacity crowd in Harrison Auditorium. “I am here to brag about my failures and all the things that were detrimental.”
John is the co-star of ABC TV’s Emmy-winning series, “Shark Tank,” where he and his co-stars listen to business pitches from aspiring entrepreneurs. “The People’s Shark,” as he is known, founded the now-iconic clothing company, FUBU (For Us, By Us), in his mother’s basement and transformed it into a global empire with more than $6 billion in sales to date.
He was appointed as an ambassador of global entrepreneurship by President Obama, and is the author of several books, including the current New York Times best-seller, “The Power of Broke.”