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By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Cuban

To retire by the age of 35 was my goal. I wasn't sure how I was going to get there though. I knew I would end up owning my own business someday, so I figured my challenge was to learn as much as anyone about all businesses. I believed that every job I took was really me getting paid to learn about a new industry. I spent as much time as I could, learning and reading everything about business I could get my hands on. I used to go into the library for hours and hours reading business books and magazines.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Cuban

I worked hard and smarter than most people in the businesses I have been in.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

I never look at the glass as half empty or half full. I look to see who is pouring the water and deal with them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

I love the competitive aspect of it [business]. It's like playing chess. Why do people play chess? Knowing the realm of moves? Even when you get to be a chess master, there are other chess masters you want to beat or outperform. And to me business is just a sport that I love to compete in; a continuous intellectual challenge that really motivates me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Cuban

Make sure you are the boss. I don't think I would encourage executives that work for me to blog. There can be only 1 public vision for an organization.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Cuban

The reason I do Shark Tank isn't to try take make more money of the deals, even though every deal I want to make money off of and even more so I want the entrepreneurs to be very successful and make money, but Shark Tank sends a message to everybody that the American Dream is alive and well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

Having the ability to be brutally honest with yourself is the greatest challenge you face when creating a business model. Too often we oversell ourselves on the quality of the idea, service, or product. We don't provide an honest assessment of how we fit in the market, why customers will buy from us, and at what price.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

If there was a template for success in sports, everyone would follow it. You do the best you can and trust the people you trust.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Cuban

I've learned the number one job of a pro manager is not to win championships but to keep their job.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

Forget about finding your passion. Instead, focus on finding big problems.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Cuban

It is so much easier to be nice, to be respectful, to put yourself in your customers' shoes and try to understand how you might help them before they ask for help, than it is to try to mend a broken customer relationship.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Cuban

Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don't do it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

If you think back to the first sporting event you went to, you don't remember the score, you don't remember a home run, you don't remember a dunk. You remember who you were with. Were you with your mom, your dad, your brother, on a date?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Cuban

What I do know, at least what I think I have learned from my experiences in business, is that when there is a rush for everyone to do the same thing, it becomes more difficult to do. Not easier. Harder.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mark Cuban

It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and out-learn everyone… And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Cuban

Never settle. There is no reason to rush.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

But we have to ask ourselves, what's the purpose of the stock market? It's supposed to be a source of capital for growing business. It's lost that purpose.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

In every job, I would justify it in my mind, whether I loved it or hated it, that I was getting paid to learn and every experience would be of value when I figured out what I wanted to do when I grew up.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Cuban

The NBA is never just a business. It's always business. It's always personal. All good businesses are personal. The best businesses are very personal.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Cuban

You never quite know in business if what you are doing is the right or the wrong thing. Unfortunately, by the time you know the answer, someone has beaten you to it and you are out of business.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

Business is the ultimate sport. In business, as in sport, the one thing you can control is effort.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Cuban

Selling is never about convincing. It is always about helping.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Cuban

The only thing in your control is effort. That's all, and that's everything.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Cuban

I think college is an absolute. In this world you have to learn how to learn and get in the habit of always wanting to learn. Some kids have that out of high school and may be able to do the college equivalent of home schooling. Most kids can't. So I highly recommend going to college.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Cuban

There is only one thing in life you can control: Your own effort.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

I learned how to become wealthy because I asked the right questions when I was broke.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Cuban

It's not in the dreaming, it's in the doing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Cuban

Patent law holds us back, in every which way, shape or form. There is place for it, in physical products, in pharmaceuticals, but in software in particular, there is no place for it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

Can't say no one makes money from Twitter now. The NBA does.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Cuban

Only morons start a business on a loan?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Cuban

The thrill of victory in business blows away the thrill of victory in sports. Business is a sport 24/7/365.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

As processor speeds and shared processors create cheap unlimited processing power we will be able to turn our bodies into a math equation that can be crossed against the properties of medicine and nature to create medicine unique to each individual.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Cuban

The same applies to the music and film industries. Until the heads of the labels start wanting to make money rather than creating controversy, tension, and excuses about why piracy is making the job so hard that no one could do it but them - and oh by the way, they need a raise to really focus in on the fight - the music industry is going to have a very tough time of it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Cuban

We can talk about republican or democratic approaches to the economy, but until you fix the student loan bubble - and that's where the real bubble is - and the tuition bubble, we don't have a chance. All this other stuff is shuffling deck-chairs on the Titanic.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Cuban

Treat your customers like they own you. Because they do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

I'm the type that thinks if you don't learn from history, you're doomed to repeat it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

Creating a close connection to those you do business with has its many risks, rewards and consequences. There are few things in business I have encountered that are more difficult than firing someone, particularly if that someone has always been, or has become a friend. On the flip side, I have been rewarded with many friends.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Cuban

We all know or have read about someone who has been burned on social media. We have taught our kids not to post pictures publicly that could impact their future, but we have not yet taught ourselves that texts, messages and social media posts could be used just as maliciously or with as much downside as pictures.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

Ideas are easy. I've never met a single person who didn't think they had a world class idea. The hard part is making it a business.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Cuban

Never follow your dreams. Follow your effort. It's not about what you can dream of. That's easy. It's about whether or not it's important enough to you to do the work to be ready to be successful in that business.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Cuban

My businesses are usually built around challenging conventional wisdom, so I tend to gain by taking the other side. It's been very profitable and entertaining for me

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Cuban

The only thing any entrepreneur, salesperson or anyone in any position can control is their effort.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

If you have managers reporting to managers in a startup, you will fail.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

Do it because you love it. Then it’s not a job. I’m a geek. I love technology. I would be online working with technology regardless of what my day job is.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Cuban

My days are straight out of the movie Groundhog Day.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Cuban

When you've got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

If I can do it, you can do it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Cuban

When you hit send on a text or tweet, you lose ownership of it - but you don't lose responsibility. Every text you have sent may have been saved and could be out there waiting to be used in ways you didn't imagine. Even the most simple of posts can be used out of context, often unintentionally, and change your future.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mark Cuban

One problem people have is that they lie to themselves. You may think you are more talented then the next guy. Which is exactly what the next guy thinks as well. Rarely is talent enough. You have to find ways to make yourself stand out. You do so by playing to your strengths and making people aware of those strengths. Always remember that no matter how many times you get shot down, you will get smarter, better and you only have to be right once to be successful.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Cuban

Everyone is passionate about something. Usually more than one thing. We are born with it. There are always going to be things we love to do. That we dream about doing. That we really, really want to do with our lives. Those passions aren't worth a nickel.