HDAW '20 Keynote Speaker
DAYMOND JOHN’S 5 SHARK POINTS: FUNDAMENTALS FOR SUCCESS IN BUSINESS AND LIFE
Presented by Daymond John, FUBU® Founder and CEO and star of ABC’s Shark Tank
From FUBU to Shark Tank and countless ventures in between, Daymond John’s entrepreneurial journey has spanned more than 25 years. Having gleaned insights from both the successes and failures of his varied career, Daymond has learned how to succeed in the constantly changing landscape of business and life. He believes the keys to success require establishing the right mindset and following a very specific set of principles, which he has distilled into five key S.H.A.R.K. points. His keynote will make you reconsider your methods and make positive changes in life and business.
About Daymond John
From his wildly successful role on ABC’s smash hit, Shark Tank, to his distinguished status as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, Daymond John has become globally recognized for his relentless commitment to promoting and supporting entrepreneurs.
Daymond initially made his mark as the entrepreneur and branding expert behind the groundbreaking lifestyle brand, FUBU, which eclipsed more than $6 billion in global retail sales. From the streets of Hollis, Queens, Daymond started a global movement from the basement of his mother’s house by capitalizing on the then fledgling hip-hop culture. Today, the streetwear market that FUBU pioneered is a $20 billion dollar industry.
Since then, Daymond has continued to challenge himself and the business world in which he operates. In 2009, Daymond was tapped by lauded television producer, Mark Burnett, to join the cast of a new business-reality concept, Shark Tank. After 8 seasons, 4 Emmy Awards, multiple Critic’s Choice Awards & millions of dollars in investments, the show became the most watched program on Friday nights, & one of the most successful business reality series of all time. Over the course of the series, Daymond has been a mainstay of the cast of Sharks & is now affectionately referred to as, “The People’s Shark” Season 9 was shot in June of 2017 and is currently airing on Sunday nights.
Further expanding his brand as The People’s Shark, Daymond has released three books, the most recent of which debuted at #2 on the New York Times Best-Seller list in January of 2016. While his previous books, Display of Power and The Brand Within were national best-sellers, The Power of Broke stands as the only New York Times best-selling book from any of the Sharks. Daymond’s highly anticipated new book, Rise And Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life (The Crown Publishing Group) will hit shelves on January 23, 2018.
Beyond the brands, the television series and the books, Daymond’s commitment to entrepreneurship has been celebrated on a global level. In 2015, he was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and has been a part of multiple presential trips. Moreover, Daymond is particularly proud of is overcoming the challenge of living with dyslexia. He has worked with the Yale Center for Dyslexia and he currently sits on the advisory board of Understood.org. Daymond has embraced his affliction allowing it to be a catalyst for his career as a highly sought after public speaker and author.
As a dynamic speaker with more than twenty-five years of proven business experience, Daymond has become one of the most highly sought after speakers in the country. He regularly speaks at Fortune 100 companies, conferences, universities, and independent businesses alike including General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung, AT&T, and dozens more.
A recipient of more than thirty-five awards, including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year and Ernst & Young’s Master Entrepreneur of the Year, Daymond serves as CEO of the brand consultancy, The Shark Group, which specializes in brand strategy and product development, artist relations and talent development. Under Daymond’s leadership, The Shark Group has re-written the script on how companies, brands and products can seamlessly work together to yield a sum greater than its parts.