Watch :: Daymond John on Tom Colicchio’s “HOOKED UP” talk Business, the Shark Tank, Hip-Hop and Family

Daymond John and Tom Colicchio talk entrepreneurship and the history of Daymond’s multifaceted career. They talk about the beginnings of hip-hop culture, how Daymond got his start in both the clothing and TV worlds, and the importance of passing on success.

I’ve said it about a million times, but the RESERVE CHANNEL on youtube is one of the best networks on the internets. Tom Colicchio’s show HOOKED UP is a big reason for that. I’ve watched every single episode and all of them have been good. This week, he brings one of my favorite new celebrities in the world, DAYMOND JOHN of FUBU and the SHARK TANK fame, out on the water and they go fishing.

Tom Colicchio is a celebrity chef who co-founded the Gramercy Tavern in New York City, and formerly served as a co-owner and as the executive chef. He is also the founder of Craft and Colicchio & Sons restaurants. Colicchio is the recipient of five James Beard Foundation Medals for cooking accomplishments. He has been the head judge on every season of the Bravo reality TV show Top Chef. Colicchio has been a featured chef on Great Chefs Television.

Daymond John is an American entrepreneur, investor, television personality, author and motivational speaker best known as the founder, president and CEO of FUBU, and appears as an investor on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank.\

The interesting thing about this show, and we have to believe that Colicchio knew that he would able to do this from the jump, is that just watching this show feels like you are out there on the boat with them. If you have ever been fishing, you know that its super chill usually. A show like this needs to reflect that and the best thing about fishing, other than throwing back some beverages and catching fish, is hanging with the company that you are with and just talking about life.

If this show was super formal, it wouldnt work. If you were anything like me, back in the day before ESPN just paid a ton of money or all of the sports programming in the world, you used to watch some of the fishing shows they had on either in the middle of the day or super late at night. Those shows were always compelling even though you had no clue who the people were other than regular fisherman, but you still watched. What Tom and the creative team got right here, is that its essentially like those shows but with really interesting people.

How about Daymond John by the way. 5 years ago, unless you were in the know, most people had ni odea about who he was. Save for a few video appearances and celebrity profiles, he wasnt really on the radar. But whoa has he really stepped it up and put his name out there. A lot of it, I am sure, is that there was a rebranding effort that went down with FUBU and as the biggest dude in the brand and the co-founder, he had to get his weight up. Oh, has he.

Shark Tank obviously, but I see this dude all over the internets nowadays. I can’t log on to facebook without seeing somehting about a seminar that he is doing or log into twitter with out his avatar popping up and dominating my feed. I’m not mad at it though. I love seeing cats that look like me, making some serious bread and setting an example for other cats that, look like me.

This is a good episode and it ended really well. I gotta make it to this restaurant for some of that sea bass….

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