How the Shark Tank TV show series is keeping me going!

I rarely watch US-based shows and I can maybe count them on my fingers. Well, since the recent years.. I always want my time to be productive as much as possible and who would have taught that watching a television show will be one of them. Man, I sure do hope that more shows in the future will be this informative and inspiring at the same time.

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I know many of their fans who started watching their first episodes way back the year of 2009 - 2010 up until now are still solid and I would never question them why. So as a brief introduction, I graduated with a degree in entrepreneurship, and knowing that, I would like to thank my cousin (Meki) for referring this show to me just right before the pandemic started. How perfect! Haha!

So what kind of show is Shark Tank?
 
Shark tank is an American business reality television series that feature business pitches where big-time investors, venture capitalists, lenders, or whatever the situation needs (called "Sharks") may or may not invest depending on its potential to grow. Usually, it comes with a price of having a piece of equity of the pitching businesses or simply being a co-owner of it.

The show is filled with entertainment (to the point where I was laughing when the sharks are laughing - getting their humor), lessons and tips (both in life and in business), and reality where most of us can relate. One of the best takeaways here is the inspirational stories where I personally find hope and determination to continue and grow my current projects and businesses just like growing this blog of mine.

Who are the so-called "Sharks"?

Well, they had guest/celebrity sharks like Kevin Harington (who was a regular during the pilot season), Ashton Kutcher, Chriss Sacca, Rohan Oza, Alex Rodriguez, Kendra Scott, Daniel Lubetski, Blake Mycoskie, to even Maria Sharapova.. But the current regulars are the following:

Shark Tank Facebook cover photo
from their official Facebook fan page here



in no particular order..

Lori Greiner - Known as the queen of QVC which is a shopping channel in the US, who is also known to feature and market successful products almost overnight.

Mark Cuban - The billionaire owner of the NBA team Dallas Mavericks with a media specialty of selling their video portal to Yahoo.

Daymond John - The name behind the global brand FUBU making him one of the best not only in terms of the industry of clothing but the whole retail and the merchandising world.

Barbara Corcoran - Founded the Corcoran group, a real estate brokerage in New York City which was later on sold for millions of dollars.

Kevin O'Leary - Known as "Mr. Wonderful" who started his journey all from his basement selling his software products and technology company for multimillions of dollars. 

Robert Herjavec - The internet security software shark who also sold it for millions of dollars. Known also for his specialty in the online technologies.

Who is my favorite shark?

Tough question, really. They all bring something to the table. Blake Mycoskie would be an easy pick for the guest sharks as per his cool and smooth demeanor while interacting with some of the "business pitchers". I like how he goes straight to the point and makes some of the conversations simple so I would like to think working with him will be a match to my personality, making all the work easier generally.

Going back to the regular sharks? Hmm.. I like how Lori magnifies how fast she works since time is really of the essence (cliche but in business, this is really, really important in a lot of aspects).. I like how Mark makes things look easy when deciding on things but behind it is already a well-planned strategy on how to grow the business in that short span of given time (a lot of experience has given him that).. As per Daymond, he is just one of the most passionate sharks out there who wants to inspire people especially kids that would make a great candidate as my favorite.. Haha! That sounded differently. It looks like I am the shark here.. but just for now. Lol. Barbara is just a charmer. I love how she selects and bets her decisions weighing more about who the entrepreneur is and how he or she works and the personality that goes with it. On a serious note in terms of who would I be picking to be my shark if I have the choice, I would be picking team Robert! *We would be high-fiving like crazy now haha! That is due to the mission of growing this blog, He would just the perfect fit for that. And his happy energy in the studio is just contagious! I want some of that too! Haha! But surprise, surprise.. The favorite shark award goes to Mr. Wonderful! I really can relate and agree with some of his business ethics but not so much about his personal decisions. I find him really, really funny and interesting which makes the show alive and different. I would honestly tell that without him, the show would be somehow less of everything.. so cheers to this Kevin! *Insert here the Chevaliers du Tastevin phrase haha!

Shark Tank x Michael's Hut
Commented to their page last year XD


And as we go through this pandemic and you guys still manage to make the show happen, I would like to congratulate the team behind the show. You guys are doing a phenomenal job. Please tap yourselves on the back and appreciate what you guys have already done and are continuously doing. You are helping and inspiring a lot of people all over the world. And I am happy to be one of the many who can testify to this.

I always look forward to watching the newest episode and every time I do, I always feel energized to strive more for this blog after watching it! It is like fuel to me.. simply hearing such entrepreneurial stories and discovering some people actually go through such processes are something to learn from already, and when you add what the sharks think of it and see some of them take off after are pearls of wisdom of business to take in. All I can say is "Thank you Shark Tank!"

Here in the Philippines, most kids are raised and taught to finish school in the mission to land a great job after graduation. There is nothing bad about that, to be honest, but I am happy to see such a spark to revolutionize entrepreneurship.. that we have that option and we can start it young.

I can't wait to see the upcoming and new episodes! A greeting of appreciation from the Philippines!



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37 comments:

  1. I love this. In England we have a similar show called Dragons Den. A, few people have became celebrities or millionaires from that show!

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    1. Yes! I kinda have watched that a bit too. hehe

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  2. I've a friend who is obsessed with this tv show. I've never seen it because it is not available into my country. Lots of people find it intereting. - Paolo

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    1. If you like bussiness, its like a must-watch

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  3. I love sharktank too, they are amazing and useful

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  4. Not seen Shark Tank before but do love a good reality show so will be looking out to watch this

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  5. Shark Tank is such an interesting show. I'd recommend the show to those who are on the path to entrepreneurship.

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  6. Interesting never heard about this show! Thanks for sharing with us

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  7. I actually thought this was going to be a tv programme with people in shark tanks being lowered in to the sea with real sharks. It sound's like a programme we have in England called Dragon's Den.

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    1. Haha! same with the first impression lol

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  8. These sorts of shows can be really interesting and amusing too. My husband used to enjoy watching Dragon's Den.

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  9. I don't always watch Shark Tank, but it is fun to watch when I get around to it!

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  10. This sounds just like dragons den that we have in the UK, not that I've properly watched it before. I think it's good to want to be productive all the time but your mind does need some down time as well x

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  11. This sounds like something I would love to watch , will definitely check it out!Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I don't have a television, got rid of it over 10 years ago. However, I do believe that when you watch a program that will help you improve you and your families situation or make you more confident then that is good.

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  13. This sounds just like our Dragons Den show. I love this kind of reality show!

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  14. A quick "Hi" to our UK friends! So many referring it with Dragons Den. We did something similar here in our country but the show did not take off. =(

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  15. I love Shark Tank! I will need to bring it up and watch some episodes!!

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  16. I don't think I've ever seen Shark Tank, although in the UK we have Dragon's Den which sounds pretty similar. Here it's helped some amazing companies grow (including one I've worked for!).

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  17. I want to watch the show now. it is surprising I haven't heard of it before

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  18. I've never heard of Shark Tank before but that sounds like a wonderful show to check out sometime. Will try to watch this with the kids.

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  19. I love watching Shark Tank because I learn something new everyday. I also used it in the classroom.

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  20. I've heard so much about this series that I'm about to go and watch it myself just to see if it's worth the hype.

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  21. It sounds like a great show. I have never watched it but I think I will have to check it out for sure!

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  22. I was watching this show with my sister the other day and we were sharing a lot the same sentiments that you have. Shark Tank makes you feel like you are a businessperson hahahah.

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  23. I haven't watched this show, but I am familiar with the concept of the show as many of the people are on podcasts I listen to. not a show I think I'd watch honestly.

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  24. I haven't heard of Shark Tank before but it sounds a little like Dragons Den that we have in the UK.

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  25. I am not really familiar with Shark Tank but this is cool. Can't wait to check this out. Totally agree with you. We were trained to become employees instead of business owners here in the Philippines.

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  26. I saw an episode of shark tank where the creator of QR code was on... and i can't believe every shark turn them down.

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    1. I think I remember this but not that clear. I may have to watch that episode again!

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