The bad thing about watching Shark Tank is that you come away from each episode feeling like an idiot.
Oh, you thought your invention idea was cool? Well, these guys invented a sustainable water bottle that regenerates water out of thin air, sold 100,000 units to NGOs helping Sudanese children, and they still didn’t get a deal because Mark Cuban found a tiny hole in their business plan. Shows like Shark Tank makes people believe that to be successful inventors, they have to be accomplished businessmen, salesmen, and creative geniuses — you don’t. In fact, it probably helps to be an amateur.