Mark Cuban-Lessons From A World Champion Entrepreneur

Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is the owner of the World Champion Dallas Mavericks, an NBA basketball team, owner of Landmark Theatres, and Chairman of HDNet, an HDTV cable network. His net worth is over $2.3 billion.

“What does it take to e a successful entrepreneur?  CUBAN: Willingness to learn, to be able to focus, to absorb information, and to always realize that business is a 24 x 7 job where someone is always out there to kick your ass.”   Mark Cuban

“I’m always afraid of failing. It’s great motivation to work harder.”  Mark Cuban

“It’s always the little decisions that have the biggest impact.” – 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.” -Mark Cuban

“A long list. From getting cut from the high school basketball team, to getting fired from jobs, getting credit cards rejected and cut up. Rejection has only been a distraction, not a roadblock. “Every no gets me closer to a yes,” was the saying I used to use.”- Mark Cuban

“Every kid thinks they have something special about themselves. Every adult thinks they have a big idea at some point in their life. Rather than pursue every thing they possibly can to prepare themselves to enable their idea or special talent, they tend to wing it and make excuses.” Mark Cuban

“There is very little knowledge that can’t be obtained through effort. With knowledge you can determine the state of any business or opportunity and find a course to gain an advantage.” Mark Cuban

“It’s called working your ass off. The difference is what you are willing to sacrifice. For every writer who wants balance in their life, there is a guy like me who gives up a lot to make their dreams come true. There is always going to be someone out there that knows they have to compensate for maybe having less talent with harder work and preparation.” 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.” Mark Cuban

“It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because… All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.’ Mark Cuban

“Of course I was underestimated. I was young, and this was a new industry. I just used it to my advantage. I had more energy and I didn’t have any preconceived notions on how things should be. I just tried to learn the technology better than anyone else and find the best ways to help my customers.” – Mark Cuban

“Work like there is someone working twenty-four hours a day to take it all away from you, and play like it’s your last chance to play.” – Mark Cuban

“All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.” – Mark Cuban

“You could be beaten down by anybody and by everybody and it doesn’t matter what everybody else thinks it’s how you see yourself and what your own dreams are. And, you know, anybody who started a business and build a business knows there’s going to be lots of times when you feel beaten down and you need some motivation and that’s when I turn to that book among others.” – Mark Cuban

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