• Barbara Corcoran asks a simple question on 'Shark Tank' to quickly understand if a business partnership will succeed

    7 days ago - By Chron

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    Barbara Corcoran says she loves business partnerships between people with different skill sets.
    When she's trying to figure out if a partnership will work on "Shark Tank," Corcoran simply asks contestants, "What do you do?"
    She said her most successful investments on "Shark Tank" support teams with opposite yet complementary talents.
    Barbara Corcoran is known for her extroverted persona and sometimes edgy advice - but one of her most successful business partnerships was with a particularly quiet woman named Esther Kaplan.
    "She's the most conservative person you ever want to...
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