Meet the original “shark” from the show Shark Tank, the infomercial creator, the pioneer of the As Seen on TV brand, and co-founding board member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization, Kevin Harrington. His legendary work behind the scenes of business ventures has produced more than $5 billion in global sales, the launch of more than 500 products, and the making of dozens of millionaires. Kevin’s been called the Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur and has a passion for helping and mentoring entrepreneurs.
Kevin’s entrepreneurial journey began at the age of 15, and by 18, he was building a million-dollar business. He is a true believer in reading books by authors such as Dale Carnegie and Zig Ziglar, as well as staying on top of current events and industry trends. He speaks about the importance of surrounding ourselves with and hiring more intelligent people than us, as well as finding great mentors.
His experiences and endeavors have all been instrumental in leading him to where he is today. Kevin defines leadership as empowering others, giving directions, and not micromanaging but inspiring people to follow his ideas. He advises us not to be afraid to fail but to fail fast, fail cheaply, and not lose our enthusiasm along the way. His recipe for success is having a vision, following it enthusiastically, and acting upon it.
Join us to listen to Kevin’s leadership insights on the power of enthusiasm, acting upon your vision, and surrounding yourself with great mentors.