‘Shark Tank’ is a reality TV show that places ordinary people with new ideas in front of big investors, in the hopes of finding America’s next great invention. Sometimes these ideas lead to inspiring moments. But sometimes it ends in embarrassment and ridicule. When farmer Johnny Georges faced the Shark Tank panel, he experienced a little of both.
You see, Johnny is the founder of Tree T-Pee, a company that sells a simple product that aims to conserve water for farmers. Johnny was seeking $150,000 for twenty percent of his company. But during his pitch, some on the panelists were appalled by his business practices, mainly because they felt he could be charging way more for his product. Johnny, however, did not agree. He explained that since he was selling to local farmers, he should “try to keep the cost down as low as possible out of fairness and goodwill.”
Thankfully, John Paul DeJoria, the co-founder of Paul Mitchell, shared in Johnny’s vision and agreed to give him everything he asked for, as well as offering to be an advisor and business partner along the way. Johnny was so moved by John Paul’s generosity that he was left in tears and shared an emotional story about his late father.
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