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Inside The Shark Tank: Exclusive Interview With CEO & Founder of FUBU Daymond John



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About Today’s Guest, Daymond John:

Daymond JohnToday’s guest, Daymond John, is a mogul in every sense of the word. He is the CEO & Founder of FUBU (a multi-billion dollar brand) and a shark on the fantastic ABC show Shark Tank. Now he is making a transition into the world of business advice, giving his expertise and experience and working with all types of brands – from NBC Universal’s Miss Teen Organization to celebrities Pitbull and Ne-Yo.

I was lucky enough to track down Daymond before the season finale of Shark Tank this Friday (May 13th) on ABC at 8 PM EST to talk about the world of television and what he is up to next.

And in REALLY cool news, Daymond wants to give every single RISE viewer/listener a digital copy of his book Display Of Power: How FUBU Changed a World of Fashion, Branding and Lifestyle (Thanks Daymond). All you have to do is text “sharktank” to 90210 and it is yours.



Connect With Daymond (and tell him you saw him on RISE!):

On His Website
On Twitter
Text “sharktank” to 90210 and get a free copy of his book, Display Of Power: How FUBU Changed a World of Fashion, Branding and Lifestyle

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  • Eric Putnam

    sent text to 90210 of sharktank but got short message rejected as reply

    • David Siteman Garland

      Eric – Hmm. Let me ask them about that and find out.

    • David Siteman Garland

      Check out Teddy’s solution above, Eric. Should fix it for you if you are international.

  • Attractive black man, inspiration and a free book!? Yes, please! 😉

    Nice work, David!

    • David Siteman Garland

      Thanks, Rachel! 🙂 You rock!

  • Anonymous

    He has it backwards…David states at 14:10 that
    makes a lot of sense. If “some one fails in Business I still want to do
    business with him” is against conventional Business models: But what
    Daymond is stating is character means more than business
    Love that perspective FAIL FORWARD! –

  • David,

    I couldn’t believe this one…fashion mogul, creator of FUBU, superstar entrepreneur, and one of the Sharks from ABCs hit show? Getting names like this places you in rare company when it comes to interviews, connections, and plain ol’ business savvy.

    I began to read Daymond’s book a few weeks back and was blown away by his story, especially the violent introduction.

    He’s a true inspiration, isn’t he?

    And I’m with you…Shark Tank is a dream come true for entrepreneurs. I haven’t missed an episode yet. Do you or your wife have any favorite ideas from the show?

    Thanks again for a great interview!


    • David Siteman Garland

      Jason – Thanks for the kind words. The show rocks. I’m trying to think of some of my favorites. I actually liked one they didn’t invest in which was the innovative games for kids b-day parties/corporate events.

      • I definitely remember that one; it was an excellent idea. Looking forward to watching the reply of Friday’s episode in just a bit.

  • Nanna

    Hi David
    Great show as always. And surprise gifts are always fun. What do you text if you are not in the US?Nanna

    • David Siteman Garland

      Hi Nanna – Thanks so much. Unfortunately, I’m not sure on that one!

    • Hey Nanna,

      If the texting doesn’t work because you’re out of the country try this instead. Click this link: and use the following info to download:

      Referrer: Daymond John

      Password: theshark

      Hope this helps!

      • David Siteman Garland

        Ted – Awesome. Thanks! I’ll let our international fans know 🙂

  • That’s an awesome interview, I’m a big fan of Shark Tank. Thanks for sharing David.

    • David Siteman Garland

      My pleasure!

  • Another great interview. I’m definitely going to follow him via Twitter. And about a month ago I saw Shark Tank for the first time. I rarely watch tv but I thoroughly enjoyed the one episode I did see.

    And I wanted to post your interview on my entertainment blog but the embed code doesn’t work for Blogger seemingly. Any ideas on what minor code changes need to be made so I can see the embedded video in preview mode?  Thanks @Sheersocial

    • David Siteman Garland

      Thanks, Alice. Glad you enjoyed it. Hmmm this was before we switched over to Wistia which has REALLY easy embeds. Shoot me an email to david AT therisetothetop DOT com and I’ll see what I can do.

  • Albright Newton F

    Hello Daymond,
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  • Hello Daymond,
      This is: Albright Newton F saying your impression is quite a taste, but who was the one to help make that mark? for I see little of that person, and I believe you can do the same like what he did.That is the aim of business to show the person you mean business in making great impression.Saying from Albright Newton F “EXCUSES ARE CREDIT TO GO TO HELL”. I am not saying you are giving excuses, but many of us use it for not being successful in the business world; right.

    Written by: Albright Newton F

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    CEO: Albright Newton



These are the EXACT same steps I used to go from $0 to over $1,000,000 in online course sales in less than 24 months (and used by over 2,500+ of my students)

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