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The Inventor and CEO of FlexScreen, Joe Altieri, shares wisdom that he has gained from his Shark Tank experience, and his journey as an entrepreneur and business leader.

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As the Inventor and CEO of FlexScreen, my recent experience on ABC's hit show, Shark Tank, was surreal. Standing before these famous investors, presenting the product that I invented in my garage, and having three of the five Sharks battle over FlexScreen exceeded every expectation that I could have imagined for my business.

This experience taught me so much that I started a blog called "Lessons From The Tank," where I share some of my most vulnerable moments and insights gained from the beginning of the Shark Tank process to the final deal with Lori Greiner. I believe it will bring value to your career and personal life, and I invite you to check out my blog and other inspirational resources.

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"FlexScreen is a game changer, it’s the easiest and best screen I have ever seen! Joe and his team are great to work with! So happy to have him in my Shark Tank family."

-Lori Greiner



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Turn and Face the Strange (or the Strain) – Either Way, It’s Not Easy

When “Changes” was produced, rock and roll had solidified its place as king in the music world. However, artists like Bowie ushered in a new musical landscape that continued to stretch the boundaries of the familiar, delve into some social/political messaging, and break all the stereotypes. I wonder how all those “rock and rollers” felt about this industry shake-up. Probably not good. Change will always be a tension to manage because we seem to have a default setting that naturally resists it. But sometimes we have to “turn and face the strange,” especially in business.
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Let’s Wrap It Up

As the year draws to a close, it’s prime time to don the analyst hat and dive into the highs and lows of the past twelve months. It’s that annual ritual of looking back to move forward (which is one of the few valid reasons for looking back at all.) It’s time to evaluate those successes and failures. It might sound cliché, but trust me, this ritual isn’t just about nostalgia; it’s your secret sauce for leveling up in the coming year.
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Shake That Can

If you’re willing to be honest with yourself about what’s holding you back, you’ll often find that the reasons are more likely fear-based excuses. And fear-based excuses are a perfect recipe for regret. So shake that can because there’s something useful in there, even if it’s not exactly what you’re looking for.