“Shark” on ABC's Shark Tank; Entrepreneur & Investor
He’s opinionated and ruthless, and he hungers for big deals. Yet he made millions helping children learn how to read. Nothing if not a polarizing force, speaker Kevin O’Leary pulls no punches when it comes to the good, the bad, and the ugly as it pertains to markets and economic opportunities. A judge on Shark Tank and a contributor to CTV, as well as the author of 3 bestselling books entitled, Cold Hard Truth, O’Leary is also previously well-known as the former co-host of The Lang & O’Leary Exchange and as a former panellist on the wildly popular program, Dragons’ Den.
O’Leary’s inescapable reputation has been built upon his entrepreneurial vision, investment smarts, and drive to succeed. In 1986, he co-founded SoftKey Software Products and, by the late 1990s, SoftKey had acquired numerous competitor companies, including Compton’s New Media, The Learning Company, Mindscape, and Broderbund. In 1999, the company was sold to the Mattel Toy Company for $3.7 billion—one of the largest deals ever struck in the consumer-software industry.
As a self-proclaimed “eco-preneur,” O’Leary’s focus is on investments that are environmentally friendly, but that also make money (of course). He is the founding investor and director of Stream Global, and he owns and operates both O’Leary Funds, and O’Leary Fine Wines. He is on the advisory board of Genstar Capital LLC; on the executive board of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario; a member of the investment committee of Boston’s Hamilton Trust; and an investor and director of EnGlobe.
Business Strategy | Entrepreneurial | Investing
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Cold Hard Truth
Kevin O’Leary, one of North America’s most successful entrepreneurs, reveals the secrets that made him rich, and shares his personal advice for readers from every walk of life. Kevin describes his incredible journey, from his sometimes difficult childhood to the way he built his first company, managed personal pressures, and ultimately achieved remarkable success. His advice is engaging and practical – and will help those who read it become the best entrepreneurs and business people that they can be. Topics cover business, money and life, including: How to find your calling and turn your talents into a profitable venture; building a dream team; transforming adversity into opportunity and making and growing your business–and your money.
An Evening with Kevin O’Leary
With candour and unmatched business smarts, Kevin O’Leary draws on his encyclopedic knowledge of finance, investing, economics and business to discuss a variety of topics. How, for instance, will the global recession affect a myriad of industries, including your own, and what can you do to protect your company, and come out stronger than ever? Razor sharp and quick on his feet, O’Leary pulls no punches in his enlightening and timely talks.
Lessons From a Dragon
Kevin O’Leary will take you on a behind the scenes look at his two hit shows, Dragons’ Den & Shark Tank. He customizes every presentation for his audience to bring unique business information to each event. He’ll share entertaining and insightful outtakes from his TV shows – video’s you can’t see anywhere else, along with a current economic overview and how it relates to your industry, and finally he’ll be a ‘secret agent’ for your industry with insights into how your industry is performing, where the innovation is coming from and more. All based on a content review of your industry prior to the event.
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