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November 2013 News Releases

Shark Tanks Daymond John to share success story at Washburn University, Nov. 19

From humble beginnings to a self-made multimillionaire with over $4 billion to date in global product sales and a starring role on ABC’s newest business reality television show, “Shark Tank,” Daymond John will share his entrepreneurial story and the strategies that continue to bring him financial success at the Washburn Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 in White Concert Hall, Garvey Fine Arts Center, Washburn University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

As Founder and CEO, John steered FUBU from a mere concept to a global fashion powerhouse with annual retail sales exceeding $350 million at its peak. Utilizing many of the same tactics commonly used today, John pioneered the art of integrating fashion, culture, and music nearly twenty years ago. From his then unprecedented guerrilla marketing and branding techniques to the continuously innovative ways in which he uses social media, brand integration, and his expertise on pop culture, John remains a cutting edge business strategist.

John will teach audience members how to apply his successful methods to a wide range of businesses today. He shares winning tips for negotiating, boosting sales, improving employee morale, increasing productivity, and optimizing staff talents. John’s pragmatic advice resonates with everyone from students and entry-level employees to small business owners and corporate CEOs. Much more than a business advisor, John shares his unique goal setting and achieving strategies, which will empower audience members to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives for immediate and long-term success. John, will reveal how you too can live the american dream.

Campus Activities Board, Multicultural affairs and Washburn Student Government Association are sponsoring the event. For more information, visit or call the CAB office at 785-670-1222 or the WSGA office at 785-670-1169.

Campus Activities Board, 785-670-1222
Washburn Student Government Association, 785-670-1169
Amanda Hughes, university relations, 785-670-2153