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Gero Posted: Thu, May 24 2012 2:27 PM

I recently discovered the TV show Shark Tank, about five wealthy investors who decide to fund or not fund various entrepreneurs. I think people here will like it.

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I like Survivor, it's pretty neat.

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So basically a cheap imitation of Dragon's Den?

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Wheylous replied on Thu, May 24 2012 3:22 PM

Fun fact: The speaker at the international science fair to which I went got his grant from that show.

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So basically a cheap imitation of Dragon's Den?


Cheap imitation?

To paraphrase Marc Faber: We're all doomed, but that doesn't mean that we can't make money in the process.
Rabbi Lapin: "Let's make bricks!"
Stephan Kinsella: "Say you and I both want to make a German chocolate cake."

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John James replied on Fri, Jan 18 2013 12:13 AM

In the comments of the blog post on this show (linked above also), it is mentioned how the investors sometimes place a great emphasis on the proprietary nature of the business that is being pitched, and that at least one (I've noticed two) of the "sharks" are pretty big IP whores.

I actually hadn't seen any occurences of anyone speaking out against it in the episodes I've seen, but Kinsella has a great post documenting some of Mark Cuban's anti-patent tendencies I thought was worth linking:

Mark Cuban Bashes Patents on Shark Tank


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