John Paul DeJoria
Here’s business growth advice from John Paul DeJoria who has built two $2 billion companies since the 1980s.
True rags-to-riches stories are not as common as we sometimes like think, but the story of John Paul DeJoria is a bona fide example of one. At one point he was homeless and at another he was a member of an Los Angeles gang. Then in the early 1980s he launched a hair care products company, John Paul Mitchell Systems, with a startup budget of $700. On top of all that he’s a good speaker and story-teller. Here he is giving the keynote speech at the Stanford 2011 Entrepreneurship Conference.