Co-Star of ABC’s Shark Tank, Business and Entrepreneurship Speaker
Herjavec enthralls audiences each week with cutting-edge entrepreneurial advice on ABC’s Emmy-winning reality series Shark Tank. Born in the former Yugoslavia, he fled the country with his family at age eight, arriving in Canada with a single suitcase and a mere 20 dollars. Herjavec cut his teeth delivering newspapers and waiting tables, but soon moved into sales. In 1990, he founded internet security company BRAK Systems from his basement, which quickly became the largest Canadian enterprise of its kind. A dynamic entrepreneur, Herjavec has developed and sold several IT companies to major players such as AT&T. In 2003, he founded Herjavec Group, which grew at an unprecedented rate, scaling from $400K in sales to a run rate of $150 million. Today, Herjavec Group is recognized as a global leader in information security, specializing in managed security services, compliance, incident response, and remediation efforts for enterprise level organizations.
You Don’t Have to Be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success
Many people assume that effective sales ability demands a unique personality and an aggressive attitude. It’s not true, and Robert Herjavec is proof. Known as the “Nice Shark” on the ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show Shark Tank, Robert Herjavec is loved by viewers, who respond to his affable nature. He has developed an honest and genuine approach to life and selling that has set him apart from his cut-throat colleagues, and rewarded him with a degree of wealth measured in hundreds of millions of dollars.
In You Don’t Have to Be a Shark, Robert transcends pure sales technique and teaches “non-business people” what they need to know in order to sell themselves successfully. We are each our own greatest asset, and in order to achieve our goals, we need to be able to communicate with others, position ourselves and even look the part. Robert’s philosophy is simple: Great salespeople are made, not born, and no one achieves success in life without knowing how to sell. Entertaining, enlightening, and effective, You Don’t Have to Be a Shark will reveal the secrets of one of North America’s most successful businessmen, who also happens to be one of today’s most prominent TV personalities, delivered in a friendly, down-to-earth manner, and filled with anecdotes and observations to support its hard-nosed advice.
Driven: How To Succeed in Business and Life
Robert Herjavec has lived the classic "rags to riches" story, from having only $20 in his pocket to starting up technology companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The son of Croatian immigrants, Herjavec overcame the odds and amassed incredible wealth, doing it through pure hard work and determination. Today a star on television's Dragon's Den and The Shark Tank, he bankrolls the best inventions and shoots down the best intentions. And now, for the first time, he shares his hard-won wisdom in one of the most inspirational business books of the season.
Driven is organized by the work and life principles that made Robert Herjavec both wealthy and successful (indeed, these terms are not synonymous). Herjavec reveals the secrets that took him from waiting tables to growing his nascent technology company, The Herjavec Group, into a world-class conglomerate. His principles are as valuable in the living room as they are in the boardroom. Anyone can succeed, on their own terms, by following his sage but simple advice -- as long as they're willing to take chances, take control of their future and stay true to their vision
The Will To Win: Leading, Competing, Succeeding
In his bestselling business book Driven: How to Succeed in Business and in Life, Robert Herjavec, the former co-star of CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den and current co-star of ABC TV’s Shark Tank, urged his readers to take risks, take control of their lives, and stay true to their own visions. Now, in this inspirational follow-up, Herjavec wants to push his readers even further towards greatness.
Whether you are seeking to build the next big company in communications technology, to become the most respected teacher in your educational system, or to make a lasting impact as an artist in your field, the most important decision you can make, according to Herjavec, is to reject mediocrity. In the long run, “good enough” is never good enough, whether in our personal lives or in our careers.
Drawing on anecdotes from his own life and from the lives of celebrity friends such as Oprah, Georges St-Pierre and Celine Dion, Herjavec delivers valuable life lessons that promise to guide readers to greater happiness and success.
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