Shark Tank is a reality TV show where entrepreneurs pitch their business to a panel of wealthy investors in hopes of securing capital to take their business to the next level. In a typical episode, entrepreneurs enter the tank, pitch their business, and negotiate with the investors or the sharks for a piece of their company.
Shark Tank has become one of my favorite shows and has taught me quite a bit about pitching to investors and the steps you need to take in order to grow your business. This is what I have learned after watching over 120 episodes.
Throughout the year I try to read as many books as I can. I do this to not only help me stay sharp on business strategies but to also gain new perspectives and approaches to obstacles and problems. Should I also mention that reading business books is actually fun for me?
Here is a list of links with book recommendations from Bill Gates, millionaires, and entrepreneurs.
One of the reasons why I enjoy marketing is because it is a very challenging job. Not all problems are the same and a lot of times you must come up with innovative ways to overcome obstacles. After living and breathing the profession for years you come to learn a few tricks of the trade.