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Barbara Corcoran

Rejected from Shark Tank

6 Sep, 2012

Corcoran writes about how the show initially went with another female investor:

My old spunk came rushing back and I banged out an email to Mark Burnett. It read:

Dear Mark,

I understand you’ve asked another girl to dance instead of me. Although I appreciate being reserved as a fallback, I’m much more accustomed to coming in first.

She suggested inviting both to the show’s tryouts, and eventually got the part:

The thing about successful entrepreneurs is that they don’t quit. They consider rejection, as I did, a ‘lucky charm’. I didn’t give up, because I knew Shark Tank was what I wanted, and that attitude got me my seat.