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30 Days of Genius: Daymond John

Chase Jarvis

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FUBU founder and frequent Shark Tank investor Daymond John sits down with Chase Jarvis to chat about what drives his success.


30 Days of Genius: Daymond John

30 Days of Genius: Daymond John

by Chase Jarvis


Daymond John is known to millions as one of the stars of ABC's Shark Tank. But just a couple of decades ago, the founder and CEO of the FUBU clothing brand was sewing hats at his mother's house in between shifts at Red Lobster.

In his 30 Days of Genius series, photographer, author, and CreativeLive co-founder Chase Jarvis interviews some of the most compelling personalities in fields from arts and culture to sport and business. Here, Daymond John chats about everything from founding his business amidst the early days of East Coast hip-hop to being picked by President Obama as an ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship.

John has expressed his entrepreneurial outlook not only through his company, but books like Rise and Grind and The Power of Broke. In this interview you'll learn what it takes to go 'from zero to one' and beyond.

Favorite quote

It's literally about putting in the time. You have to have greatness, for sure, but you have to put in the time.

- Daymond John

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