By: Nancy Dahlberg, Originally written and posted in the Miami Herald
Shark Tank star Daymond John parlayed his passion for hip-hop and entrepreneurship to go from waiting tables to founding and growing FUBU, a $4 billion urban fashion empire. But as John told nearly 400 entrepreneurs in a Fontainebleau ballroom, there is no such thing as an overnight success. His phenomenal entrepreneurial journey took more than a decade and included plenty of roadblocks and detours. Speaking for more than an hour, the entrepreneur who also stars in the popular ABC business reality show kicked off Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s global four-day conference called University, which continues through Saturday in Miami Beach.