Apr

22

2011

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Kevin O’Leary in the Shark Tank: Fire your mother if you have to

Tweet In between pitches for the second season of Shark Tank, I snatched a few minutes of time with Kevin O’Leary while the other Sharks were getting made up. Kevin O’Leary is precise. He’s ruthless. He’s mercilessly to-the-point. And that’s just his sound bites! In the Shark Tank, he’s like that, too, but with the […]

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Apr

22

2011

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Apr

22

2011

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Apr

22

2011

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Barbara Corcoran of ‘Shark Tank’: Pitch your ideas to your enemies

Tweet Those with an inattention to detail might think that Barbara Corcoran and I are related, but there’s no mistaking the fact that I love her. Outrageous, conservative, tough as nails yet soft as pudding, simultaneously fearless and sensitive — she’s diverse and memorable. I’ve interviewed her several times before, including in her office and at […]

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Apr

21

2011

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Apr

20

2011

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Robert Herjavec’s $15,000 solid gold ‘Shark Tank’ cufflinks

Tweet I caught up with Robert Herjavec, one of the Sharks from ABC’s increasingly popular show Shark Tank, as he was preparing to step onto set in the early morning at the start of the day’s shooting. When the glint of something caught my eye, he handed an assistant his cup of coffee to show […]

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Apr

19

2011

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Daymond John and me on the set of ‘Shark Tank’

Tweet Daymond John is one seriously smart man. He likes to pretend he isn’t, but that’s one of the things that makes him so clever — he takes you by surprise when he swoops in. When I was on the set of Shark Tank‘s second season, I had a chat with him. (I first sat […]

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Apr

18

2011

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My interview with Mark Burnett on the set of ‘Shark Tank’

Tweet I had the rare opportunity to attend the shoot of the second season of ABC’s Shark Tank. I created “AfterShark” for the first season of the show, and for that, I interviewed the business owners after they had appeared on the show, so for the second season, I was invited to come to the […]

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Apr

15

2011

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Broadway shows always get standing ovations because tickets are so expensive

Tweet Something is very wrong on Broadway: There’s a standing ovation for every performance. Last year, I went to see the new musicalThe Addams Family at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. A day later, the New York Timesproclaimed it “genuinely ghastly” and a “collapsing tomb.” Reuters said its “artistic inspiration pretty much ended with the pitch meeting.” The Washington Post […]

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Apr

13

2011

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The mass grave for 11,500 in the middle of New York City

Tweet We obsess over the deaths of individuals. When one notable person dies, or when one person dies notably, we imbue that person with our fears, with idealizations of our better nature, or with a rueful but unspoken gratitude of “there but for the grace of God go I.” But when we die in batches, […]

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