4 lessons Mark Cuban taught his 16-year-old

The “Shark Tank” investors were charmed by baby-faced Benjamin Stern, the 16-year-old founder and CEO of bottle-less bath products company Nohbo, whose pitch involved washing his grandmother’s hair.

But after the high-school junior from Florida explained how he cold-called invention headhunters at companies like Clorox and then set forth to secure patents after hearing interest, the Sharks respected him as a bona-fide entrepreneur.

Mark Cuban said he saw himself in Stern, calling Stern “Mini Me,” and made a deal with him for $100,000 in exchange for 25% of the company.

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