What Motivates a Shark?

Kevin O’Leary, one of the investor-stars of Shark Tank, gave an interview recently.  He was asked what motivates entrepreneurs to do what they do.

Many people may not realize, but all of the Sharks on the TV show are real investors who have built and sold businesses before, including O’Leary, who first started out in the educational software business.

O’Leary said that what motivates the most success entrepreneurts is not money.  What?  How could that be? I though it was “all about the Benjamins”!

Nope.  In O’Leary’s experience, what makes someone a true entrepreneur is the need to make something, or to solve a problem.  And problem solvers, by nature, move from one problem to the next, and the next, and the next.

Just like sharks!  They have to keep moving forward or they die.

Here is a link to the rest of his interview, for some useful and practical insights:


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