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'Shark Tank' investor says there's no black and white in business

'Shark Tank' investor says there's no black and white in business

In March 1989, Daymond John launched an apparel business by selling hand-sewn hats on the streets of Hollis in Queens, N.Y. Since then, his company, Fubu, has notched more than $6 billion in global sales, and he's landed a seat as a star investor on the hit ABC series “Shark Tank.”

In this interview with Inc., conducted over a long lunch in Chicago, John taks about his cancer diagnosis, the whims of the marketplace and what makes him tune out people making a pitch on “Shark Tank.”

You recently went public with your cancer diagnosis. Why?

Last year, I got an executive physical. The doctors found a nodule. They suggested taking out part of my thyroid; it...

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