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Mark Cuban Quotes

Quotes By Cuban

Mark Cuban quotes: the opinionated Dallas Mavericks owner and wealthiest “shark” on ABC’s Shark Tank, Cuban’s created plenty of soundbites over the years.  Here’s a list of his most memorable quotes.

“Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is.”

“The billion was, ‘I can’t f*cking believe it.’  Literally, I was sitting in front of a computer, naked, hitting refresh because we were close – waiting until my net worth hit that billion when the stock price got to a certain point.  Then I kinda screamed and jumped around and then got dressed.”

“Love what you do or don’t do it.”

“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.”

“I still work hard to know my business.  I’m continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies.”

“I create offbeat advice; I don’t follow it.  I rarely take third party advice on my investments.”

“I’m always selling.  Always.”

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

“My dad says it over and over: ‘Today’s the youngest you’re ever going to be.  You’ve got to live like it.  You’ve got to live young every day.’  And that’s what I try to do.”

“If you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk.”

“I used to drive around, look at the big houses, and imagine what it’d be like to live there… and use that as motivation.”

“Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you.”

“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.”

“I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter how many times you failed.  You only have to be right once.  I tried to sell powdered milk.  I was an idiot lots of times and I learned from them all.”

“To be a billionaire, you have got to get lucky.”

“I believe that starting any business should be as easy as a 10 year old starting a lemonade stand.”

“It’s not about money or connections – it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.  And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.”

“Being rich is a good thing.  Not just in the obvious sense of benefitting you and your family, but in the broader sense.  The more you make, the more impact you can have.”

“I love to compete.  To me, business is the ultimate sport.  It’s always one.  There is always someone trying to beat me.”

“Whenever I see people doing something the way it’s always been done – the way it’s supposed to be done – that’s just a big red flag to me to go look somewhere else.”

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

“I don’t care what anyone says; being rich is a good thing.”

“Money is a scoreboard where you can rank how you’re doing against other people.”

“Turn over every rock and open every door to learn your industry.  It’s a process that never ends.”

“Whatever you are studying right now, if you are not getting up to speed on deep learning, neural networks, etc., you lose.  We are going through the process where software will automate software, automation will automate automation.”

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

“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.”

“Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love.  If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession.”

“Liquidity is a good proxy for relative net worth.  You can’t lie about cash, stocks, and bond values.”

“Staying true to who I am was tougher when I first got wealthy.  Having great friends kept me grounded.”

“Amazon is the greatest start-up and the greatest company in the world.  The way they’re using new technologies is not just disrupting retail, it’s getting ready to disrupt everything.”

“It’s not in the dreaming; it’s in the doing.”

“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.”

“Relaxing is for the other guy.  I may be sitting in front of the TV, but I’m not watching it unless I think there is something I can learn from it.  I’m thinking about things I can use in my business and the TV is just there.”

“I truly try to enjoy every minute of my life.  I can never understand why anyone wouldn’t.”

“When I die, I want to come back as me.”

Hope you got as much from these quotes as I did.  The themes that stuck out to me were: be passionate; innovate; compete; care; learn; simplify; have fun; get rich; be proud to pay taxes.

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