For a kid who grew up in Hollis, Queens, without enough money to always keep the heat turned on in winter, Daymond John has had a remarkable journey. He launched what would grow to be a $6 billion hip-hop clothing brand FUBU and has become one of the investors on the hit entrepreneurship show, "Shark Tank."
The outer boroughs of New York City in the 1970's were not Silicon Valley. Role models in entrepreneurship were few and far between. But John says he learned about building his dreams from the guide, "Think and Grow Rich," written in 1937 by Napoleon Hill.
"The first book I ever read in my life: 'Think and Grow Rich.' I have read it 20 times since then," says John, speaking at Forefront, the first large-scale live event of the I Will Teach You to Be Rich community in New York City.