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Quotes by Mark Cuban

A Collection of Quotes by Mark Cuban

“I grew up in a working class family. People thought I might go work at a mill. My mom wanted me to learn how to lay carpet because she was concerned about my future. Nobody had high hopes for me. But I was a hustler.”

“It comes down to finding something you love to do and then just trying to be great at it.”

“I wouldn’t be where I am now if I didn’t fail a lot. The good, the bad, it’s all part of the success equation.”

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

“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.”

“Perfectionism is the enemy of profitability.”

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

“What I’ve learned in these 11 years is you got to stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment.”

“Customers want to see that you have other customers.”

“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.”

“Focus on building the best possible business. If you are great, people will notice and opportunities will appear.”

“There is no sport as competitive as business.”

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“It’s called working your ass off.”

“Leaders don’t look backwards to condemn what has already been done; they look forward to create a better future.”

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

“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.”

“Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.”

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

“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.”

“Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to have fun accomplishing what others are too afraid to do.”

“Leaders don’t change their positions mid-debate. They welcome scorn from the masses because it creates the opportunity for dialogue.”

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

“Time is the most valuable asset you don’t own.”

“I’m the one guy who says don’t force the stupid people to be quiet. I want to know who the morons are.”

“Automation is going to cause unemployment, and we need to prepare for it.”

“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.”

“I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter how many times you failed. You only have to be right once.”

“Life gets easier when you don’t have to worry about the bills.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“There’s no law against stupid – I learned that a long time ago.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Whatever you can say in a meeting, you can put in an email. If I have questions, I’ll tell you via email.”

“It’s hard not to fool yourself. Everyone tells you how they are going to be special. But few do the work to get there.”

“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.”

“Creating opportunities means looking where others are not.”

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

“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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