Mark Cuban Quotes

Mark Cuban Quotes.

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I still work hard to know my business. I’m continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I’m always selling. Always.
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.
Mark Cuban
None of us have pure thoughts; we all live in glass houses.
Mark Cuban
I think he tries to be nice. But he has absolutely zero self-awareness. None. Zip. So we see the public Donald Trump, the candidate, as being different than the in-person Donald Trump.
Mark Cuban
I think what has allowed me to be successful is that I can absorb more information than most and drill down to the key business elements of that information and make faster decisions. And of course, I truly try to enjoy every minute of my life. I can never understand why anyone wouldn’t.
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Donald Trump I wouldn’t trust as far as I could throw him.
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I’m not against government involvement in times of need. I am for recognizing that big public companies will continue to cut jobs in an effort to prop up stock prices, which in turn stimulates the need for more government involvement.
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I worked hard and smarter than most people in the businesses I have been in.
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.
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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.
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The people I don’t like to work with are people like me. I need people who can complement my skill set, people who can do the nitty gritty with me.
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To be a billionaire, you have got to get lucky.
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Success is about making your life a special version of unique that fits who you are – not what other people want you to be.
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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.
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Wherever I see people doing something the way it’s always been done, the way it’s ‘supposed’ to be done, following the same old trends, well, that’s just a big red flag to me to go look somewhere else.
Mark Cuban
I can’t say it enough that learning how to learn is one of the greatest skills anyone can have. It’s why I advocate that everyone go to college.
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Time is the most valuable asset you don’t own. You may or may not realize it yet, but how you use or don’t use your time is going to be the best indication of where your future is going to take you .
Mark Cuban
When someone has to go to the hospital because they don’t have insurance – and by the way, I think the insurance companies should be out of the mix altogether – but when someone needs health care, and they don’t have the ability to pay for it, in our communities, we end up paying for it one way or the other.
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Recessions are the best time to start a company. Companies fail. Others hold back capital. If you are willing to do the preparation and work, it is the best time to invest in yourself and start a business.
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After military service, the most patriotic thing you can do as a wealthy person is pay your taxes.
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The first cities to create friction-free enterprise zones will get a lot of entrepreneurial traction.
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There is so much partisan and tribal politics, from not just those seeking office but potential voters as well, that we never get real attempts at solutions to problems.
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I believe in lower taxes. I believe in more efficient government. I believe in reducing bureaucracy. I believe that we shouldn’t have lobbyists who can go in or former government workers who can come back and lobby.
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I love helping entrepreneurs. It’s something I really have fun doing. It’s like planting a little seed and watching it grow.
Mark Cuban
There is only one thing in life you can control: Your own effort.
Mark Cuban
Being able to take a traditional cable-television subscriber and give them new widget type applications to me is huge.
Mark Cuban
Leaders are not dogmatic. They are principled and know that change is never easy, but when it’s necessary, they must lead.
Mark Cuban
I had a Taco Bell audition where I had to wear a huge sombrero and walk around like an idiot. I got call-backs for the movie ‘Twister,’ did small independent stuff that I won’t name. But it led to all my breakthrough moments on ‘Entourage.’
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There are a lot of things I suck at. I’m not organized. I have to have partners and people around me who dot my i’s and cross my t’s. I’m sloppy. I’m a ready-fire-aim guy. I need to have people around me who aren’t.
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Sweat equity is the best equity.
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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.
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Today is the youngest you will ever be. Live like it.
Mark Cuban
Leaders don’t change their positions mid-debate. They welcome scorn from the masses because it creates the opportunity for dialogue.
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I’m a competitive person. Business is a much more competitive sport than any real sport. It’s 24x7x365. I’m a business adrenaline junky.
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Most people think it’s all about the idea. It’s not. EVERYONE has ideas. The hard part is doing the homework to know if the idea could work in an industry, then doing the preparation to be able to execute on the idea.
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In my opinion, right now there’s way too much hype on the technologies and not enough attention to the real businesses behind them.
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Money is a scoreboard where you can rank how you’re doing against other people.
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I liked Trump’s honesty because it was different and had a chance to change the business of politics. What I didn’t realize he was missing at the time was a complete and utter lack of preparation, knowledge, and common sense.
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There’s no law against stupid – I learned that a long time ago.
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Learn to sell. In business you’re always selling: to your prospects, investors and employees. To be the best salesperson put yourself in the shoes of the person to whom you’re selling. Don’t sell your product. Solve their problems.
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I think one of the biggest curses in the U.S. is that we have only two political parties.
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The number-one job of the hedge-fund manager is not to make sure that you can retire with a smile on your face – it’s for him to retire with a smile on his face.
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Your customers can tell you the things that are broken and how they want to be made happy. Listen to them. Make them happy. But don’t rely on them to create the future road map for your product or service. That’s your job.
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I have always been selling. I always had something going on. That was just my nature.
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Get me selling and I can figure out the industry. Once I can figure out the industry I can start a business in that industry.
Mark Cuban
With health care, despite the fact that we as a nation have already chosen to provide health care in one form or another to everyone, we have, until Obamacare, chosen to pick the least cost-effective means, a mix of private and public offerings, of providing that care. That makes no sense.
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If you can’t admit a failure, you’re not an entrepreneur. You are not a good business person. There’s nothing brilliant about what you are doing.
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I knew how to sell. I felt confident I could run a business. I was willing to outwork anyone. I wasn’t afraid to live like a student on next to nothing. So that meant I had absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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All TV is now digital. It’s a platform ripe for innovation; we just haven’t seen any beyond picture quality changes. That’s a secular problem.
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In my mind, a good leader would say, ‘OK, I need to sit down and talk to the guys who oppose me. Let me let them voice their opinions; let me get their thought process.’
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Every job in a company is important. Unless you experience a wide range of those jobs, I don’t think you are as well prepared to start and run a company as you could be.
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Social media is just a platform. Twitter is a very simple and immediate broadcast platform. Facebook is a very personal, when it comes to friends and when it comes to fan pages, a little bit less but still somewhat personal way to communicate.
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In these times of the ‘Great Recession’, we shouldn’t be trying to shift the benefits of wealth behind some curtain. We should be celebrating and encouraging people to make as much money as they can. Profits equal tax money. While some people might find it distasteful to pay taxes, I don’t. I find it patriotic.
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If you are good enough to compete for a top-level corporate job, you should be smart enough to know what the job pays the other gender and negotiate accordingly. If you are an employer, and you don’t pay an employee market wages, regardless of gender or orientation, you will end up with what you deserve.
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I used to drive around looking at the big houses, wondering how they got there. I used to love biographies about successful business people, wondering how they got there. You start to realize that if they can do it, I can do it.
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Someone is out there looking to put you out of business. Someone is out there who thinks they have a better idea than you have. A better solution than you have. A better or more efficient product than you have.
Mark Cuban
You need to turn over every rock and open every door to learn your industry. This process never ends.
Mark Cuban
I try not to be an ideologue about anything. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong, and I’m willing to evolve.
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I know that I’m not perfect. While we all have our prejudices and bigotries, we have to learn that it’s an issue that we have to control, that it’s part of my responsibility as an entrepreneur to try to solve it, not just to kick the problem down the road.
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If you break your finger, that’s on you, right? But if you get a chronic illness, if you get a serious illness or life-threatening illness, that’s something I think we should all share the cost in because we all face the same unknowns and the same risks.
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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.
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One thing we can all control is effort. Put in the time to become an expert in whatever you’re doing. It will give you an advantage because most people don’t do this.
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Nothing can kill the future dreams and goals of a new graduate than 50k of debt like an anvil over your head. I got to Indiana University not because I visited the campus and loved everything about it. I picked Indiana University because I saw a list of the top 10 business schools and it was the cheapest.
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I’m not a fan of giving to charities. I have a few I support, but the overhead and inefficiencies really bother me. Instead, I pay people’s bills and help solve problems.
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I placed too much importance on comparing how much I had to others early on. Then I started realizing time was a far more valuable asset. When I started using money to create more time, I appreciated both more.
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Talent without effort is wasted talent. And while effort is the one thing you can control in your life, applying that effort intelligently is next on the list.
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I don’t care what anyone says. Being rich is a good thing.
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When I die, I want to come back as me.
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I think people are tired of politics as usual. We’re tired of everything being scripted; we’re tired of every comment being politically correct.
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I’m not cut out for politics.
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I create offbeat advice; I don’t follow it. I rarely take third-party advice on my investments.
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Nice goes much further than mean.
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I look at my annual budgets for everything and anything, and I look to see where I can save the most money on those items. Saving 30% to 50% buying in bulk – replenishable items from toothpaste to soup, or whatever I use a lot of – is the best guaranteed return on investment you can get anywhere.
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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.
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I have been a proponent of dramatically expanding the AmeriCorps program. By increasing the pay of participants to a living wage, it can act as a jobs program that, rather than trying to predict what will be technically viable jobs, will value social support and provide jobs that make communities stronger.
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What I’ve learned is that if you really want to be successful at something, you’ll find that you put the time in. You won’t just ask somebody if it’s a good idea, you’ll go figure out if it’s a good idea.
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Staying true to who I am was tougher when I first got wealthy. Having great friends kept me grounded.
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Technological change always accelerates. It never stagnates over time. Which means we are going to face the fact that, if nothing in the States changes, we will find ourselves dependent on other countries for almost everything that can and will be manufactured in a quickly approaching future.
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Anyone who says he is an expert in the market is lying to you. There is no such thing.
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Because if you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there.
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I bought a lifetime pass on American Airlines and had a blast. The most memorable was going to Barcelona on a whim and scalping tickets at the Olympics to the Dream Team Quarterfinals.
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Forget about finding your passion. Instead, focus on finding big problems.
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Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.
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I don’t think there’s any question that the UFL or any other league that wants to challenge the NFL can have an impact. The demand for professional football is off the charts.
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I would rather have the costs of consumer goods and restaurants – products we as consumers can choose to buy or not buy – go up and the need for public services go down.
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I have stocked shelves, waited on tables, and bartended. I have been a salesperson at many levels. Each giving me a unique view of what made a company successful and, even more importantly, what made a company fail.
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Liquidity is a good proxy for relative net worth. You can’t lie about cash, stocks, and bond values.
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When you post something, when you text something, you lose ownership of it when you hit enter or send. Who you send it to, where you post it, they take ownership of that information whether you like it or not. Unfortunately, you don’t lose responsibility for that text or post.
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Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to have fun accomplishing what others are too afraid to do.
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It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.
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Doesn’t matter if the glass is half-empty or half-full. All that matters is that you are the one pouring the water.
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If you really want to know where your destiny lies, look at where you apply your time.
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For food service industry and retail, I’m for the minimum wage being increased to at least $12. Not for manufacturing. Software and robotics are going to revolutionize manufacturing in the next 10 years. In the meantime, we have to compete with overseas manufacturing.
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I’m the one guy who says don’t force the stupid people to be quiet. I want to know who the morons are.
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Go out there and get rich. Get so obnoxiously rich that when that tax bill comes, your first thought will be to choke on how big a check you have to write.
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I think that any reporter or columnist will be a little more careful when doing interviews with me.
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I am telling you, the world’s first trillionaires are going to come from somebody who masters A.I. and all its derivatives and applies it in ways we never thought of.
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It’s not in the dreaming, it’s in the doing.
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At least before my hip replacement, I had a quick first step. I could get by you off the dribble. My business game is the same way. I can turn an idea into a business before you know it’s going to be important. My first step will blow by you.
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I think Amazon is the greatest start-up and the greatest company in the world. The way they are using new technologies is not just disrupting retail, it’s getting ready to disrupt everything.
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Work like there is someone working twenty-four hours a day to take it all away from you.
Mark Cuban
TV is no longer the best alternative to boredom. To kids not old enough for Snapchat, music is the best alternative to boredom. For Snapchat users, it’s the best alternative to boredom.
Mark Cuban
What I’ve learned is that if you really want to be successful at something, you’ll find that you put the time in. You won’t just ask somebody if it’s a good idea, you’ll go figure out if it’s a good idea.
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