Did anyone else watch this yesterday? Shark Tank is a new reality show from Mark Burnett based on a Japanese concept known as Dragon’s Den in the UK. Would-be entreprenuers pitch their business ideas to a team of investors, who debate whether or not they wish to invest their money into a share of the business.
The series reminds me a lot of American Inventor, only with businesses instead of inventions (though some of the businesses revolve around inventions). And, not surprisingly, some of the stuff is pretty bizarre: one man couldn’t even finish his prospect because the investors found it so ridiculous- something about Bluetooth and surgery or something. And a big debate on a spin-off of an already-successful moving business was amusing because of the names of the businesses, so we had a bunch of serious investors repeatedly asking for a share of the already-successful College Hunks Hauling Junk alongside the new College Foxes Packing Boxes. Silly stuff, but captivating, especially in the summer doldrums.