Robert Herjavec has lived the classic rags-to-riches story. At the age of eight, Herjavec and his family left Croatia, sailing for Canada in hopes of creating a better life for themselves. They arrived in Toronto with a single suitcase, no job prospects, $20 to their name, and dreams of success. Herjavec shared his parents’ dream, and his had no limits.
From delivering newspapers to waiting on tables to launching a computer company from his basement, he applied his immense energy and ambition with outstanding success. The firms he created proved so outstanding in their operation that they attracted companies such as AT&T and Nokia, who purchased them from Herjavec to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.
Following a short retirement, Robert launched The Herjavec Group, now acknowledged as Canada’s leading cyber security provider and one of the fastest growing Companies in Canada – which has in a few short years grown from $400k in sales, and 3 people to a run rate of over $80 million and over 100 people.  Robert’s celebrity has expanded with leading roles on  Dragons’ Den (he participated in six successful Seasons), the # 1 TV show on CBC, and the  American hit show Shark Tank (produced by Mark Burnett Productions, Sony, Disney and ABC.)
With the aptly titled  Driven, published by Harper Collins, Robert can now add ‘best selling author’ to his resume as the book earned rankings on both the Globe and Mail & National Post business bestsellers list for months.
Herjavec reveals the secrets that took him from waiting tables to growing his nascent technology company, into a world-class conglomerate. His principles are as valuable in the living room as they are in the boardroom. Anyone can succeed, on their own terms, by following his sage but simple advice as long as they’re willing to take chances, take control of their future and stay true to their vision.