Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary appears for Tallahassee’s Power Forward


    Serial entrepreneur and ABC Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary dispensed hardcore advice backed by years of making deals during Wednesday’s Power Forward event on Florida State’s campus.

    In his hour-long message, O’Leary delivered straight talk laced with zingers and quips. With 39 companies in his portfolio, he told the sold-out audience how to make a business a success.

    First gem: Don’t be stupid. O’Leary warned about being seduced by coffee culture. He refuses to buy a $5 cup of coffee a day and gifts his employees coffee makers. He warns them not to be caught drinking a frothy drink ending in “inno” in his presence.