Asides from what I shared on FastCompany’s blog about what the sharks learned from the show, I learned that the Shark Tank audience is more than just viewers-they’re active, off-air participants. They’re dreamers and critical thinkers who understand that opportunities are everywhere, and know how to take advantage of resources made available to them; during season three, the opportunity was Shark Tank, a “free” business class on television.
I posed the question, “What did you learn from Shark Tank?” and received plenty of responses on my Facebook page. After reading through them I decided to take ten to list in my power journal for those who would like to share them with others or reference them:
- Make it, master it, then matter.
- There’s always room for improvement.
- You can never be too prepared.
- Teamwork makes dream work.
- Sales is everything.
- Believe in your business, but don’t exert any energy of wrath when others do not share your vision.
- Look for longevity and quality in your inventions, not fast money.
- True valuation is not an opinion.
- Plan to be adaptable.
- Opportunities are everywhere.
What are some important lessons you’ve learned that should have been on the top ten?