NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Mohamed El-Erian, the chief economist adviser at Allianz, recently said investors expectations are too high when it comes to the economy, while individuals and businesses are less willing to take on risks. However, there's at least one person who may disagree with those comments.
At the age of 8, Herjavec and his family boarded a boat from Croatia to Canada, looking to start their new lives. Canada provided Herjavec's family with a new opportunity and today, the U.S. still provides that opportunity for anyone willing to take it, he says.
"If you have a goal and are willing to work hard, you can still get ahead in this country," he said, adding, "Can you get wealthy? Maybe, maybe not. But you can get ahead and make a good living."
Herjavec also runs an Internet security business called the Herjavec Group. With roughly 300 employees and $150 million in annual sales, the company is growing at about 30% to 40% per year, he said.
The industry's growth remains robust, as more and more people continue to connect to the Internet. There's still "a lot of upside" here, he added.