Shark Tank’s Daymond John to Speak at Penn State

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The Student Programming Association announced two more distinguished speakers at last night’s Common event, who will join journalist Bob Woodward on this semester’s schedule.

The first speaker is Daymond John, famous from the ABC show Shark Tank. John will speak on March 25 in Schwab Auditorium, with free tickets available at a future date. John is the creator of the iconic fashion brand FUBU, but is best known for his role on ABC’s Shark Tank, a show where entrepreneurs pitch a business proposal to the successful “sharks” who can ch0se to invest or pass. He is highly regarded for his entrepreneurial success, marketing expertise, and “rags to riches” success story.

John discussed his three keys to entrepreneurial success with Katie Couric earlier last year in the interview below.

Additionally, James Balog, creator of the 2012 documentary on climate change Chasing Ice, will speak on April 15 in Schwab. Balog is from Danville, Pennsylvania, and is a renown environmental photographer, specializing in polar ice.

His work has been featured in National Geographic, and in his book Ice: Portraits of the World’s Vanishing Glaciers. He’s also an accomplished speaker and has been featured by TED.

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