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Building a Shark Tank Side Hustle with Dr. Shaan Patel (2007)

In the second episode of The SIP, Albert Lawrence (2003) interviews Dr. Shaan Patel (2007), a Shark Tank entrepreneur who built a hugely successful side hustle without quitting his day job. After raising his SAT score from average to perfect, Shaan created a company called Prep Expert to help high school students achieve their own dreams.

In this episode of The SIP, he shares why rejection is the necessary evil of success, what it was like going on ABC’s Shark Tank, and the inspiration behind his famous high school valedictorian speech.

The episode is introduced by Justin J. Pearson (2013).

The SIP, short for the Coke Scholars Ignite Podcast, shares a taste of the Coke Scholars around the world who are igniting positive change.

Learn more about items referenced in this episode:

  • Prep Expert –
  • Shaan’s high school valedictorian speech –
  • Shaan on ABC’s Shark Tank –
  • Fitbod –
  • Simple Habit –
  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle –
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Program –

Read a transcript of episode 2 here.

Listen to The SIP: Episode 2 Now