Robert Herjavec

Robert shares when the bullets are flying and the bombs are dropping, the ability to zig and zag is far more valuable than the capacity to figure out the calibre of the bullets and what kinds of planes are flying overhead.

Born in Eastern Europe, Robert arrived in North America on a boat with his parents after escaping Communism in the former Yugoslavia. From delivering newspapers & waiting tables, to launching a computer company from his basement & authoring bestsellers including Driven, The Will to Win and You Don’t Have to Be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success, his drive to achieve has led him to the fulfillment of a better life for himself and his family. Robert’s shares his business expertise with other entrepreneurs each week as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show, Shark Tank.

Robert’s philosophy is that All the World Owes You Is An Opportunity.

To Robert, running a business is a lot like one of his greatest passions, racing cars. He believes, “You have to stay laser-focused when driving a car over 200 miles an hour, and the same approach is required when growing a business. You can’t look left or right, or you’ll crash. You must be honed in on the path forward”.

I’m intrigued that the same letters from the alphabet are used in the word silent and in the word listen. Perhaps it’s evidence that the most important part of listening involves remaining silent.