“Shark Tank’ a Win for Daymond John Regardless of Future

Daymond John

ABC may have left ‘Shark Tank’ off its fall schedule, but executive say the reality show may have life in it yet. No matter what its future, branding expert, mogul and ‘Shark Tank’ shark Daymond John sees the show as a win-win. ‘It’s been very good for my personal brand. Before the show, people didn’t have an understanding of what I do. They expected the FUBU guy to come in break dancing and wearing gold teeth,’ notes the man whose urban fashion line became the cornerstone of a multiple-company empire. ‘When they see me on TV, they see the business aspect. It’s business and not about a color or particular product.’

He also expects to make money from the investments he’s made on ‘Shark Tank,’ although he tells us, ‘I’m not going to see returns on those things for another three years. Getting products placed at The Sharper Image; Bed, Bath & Beyond and other major stores is a huge boon to these people,’ he says of the ‘Shark Tank’ contestants. ‘They would not normally look at products without a background, but due to the show, they’re ready to take them into their stores and test them.’

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I grew up in the San Fernando Valley when it was a kids' Shangri La in the 60s and we had Fabulous Eddie's miniature golf and trampolines on Ventura Boulevard. My big brother frequented The Third Eye psychedelic shop back in the day, but he wound up turning out anyway. Dad was an NBC video man who worked on "Laugh-In," Dean Martin's show, and specials by everyone from Sinatra to Fred Astaire. Mom was a first class home maker and PTA and GCA volunteer. They're still doing great. Anxious to get going in life, I quit college and jumped into journalism when I was still a teenager, and was writing for the New York Times syndicate and People magazine before turning 20. But that was a long time, many adventures, lots of traveling around the world and thousands of interviews ago. I go back to the very last days of hot type and getting to talk to Henry Fonda and Bette Davis, and Sammy Davis at the old Brown Derby...What a ride. That's in no small part thanks to my amazing writing partner, Marilyn Beck, one of the grand old-school Hollywood columnist stars -- a true star -- who knows how to do it right. I'm lucky, for sure. Now is fun, too. I love going out to events with my 17-year-old daughter (Jonas Brothers!). Seeing everything fresh through her eyes renews my excitement about the game. In-between I went back and finished school -- University of Redlands -- married, divorced, and at long last found my true love. My favorite things outside of the show business realm are being with my family, my faith and spiritual growth, learning new things (from doing Qigong to uploading stuff on Facebook), and running. See you on the trail.

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