Shark and business ‘nice guy’ Robert Herjavec has experience business success starting his own company as well as success investing in the businesses of others.
Herjavec founded his first company, BRAK Systems, a Canadian integrator of Internet security software, from the basement of his home. He eventually sold the business to ATT&T Canada for $30.2 million dollars.
In this Fast Company interview, the shark talks about business philosophy, being a nice guy, and the importance of being good at what you do. Here are some notable quotes.
“You gotta leave your emotion out of it [business] because if you’re angry or you hate, you make stupid decisions.”
“Be great at one thing. Be world class at one thing.”
“Forget your weaknesses because someone is going to eat your lunch at the stuff you’re not good at.”
“The minute you’re think you’ve made it, is the beginning of the end.”
“I never started a business to buy a Ferrari. I just wanted to be great at something.”