This is an ultimate collection of the 200+ best Mark Cuban quotes on success, business, money, and more.

Mark Cuban is an American entrepreneur, television personality, media proprietor, and investor. He is the owner of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment, and chairman of AXS TV.

He is also one of the main investors of the ABC reality television series, Shark Tank. He also wrote an ebook, “How to Win at the Sport of Business”.

Below are some famous Mark Cuban quotes that will fill you out with his knowledge and Inspire you as an entrepreneur, business owner, and as an investor.

Best Mark Cuban Quotes of All Time

“Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world.” – Mark Cuban

“Love what you do or don’t do it.” – Mark Cuban

“What I’ve learned in these 11 years is you just gotta stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment.” – Mark Cuban

“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.” – Mark Cuban

“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

“Culture is very important to the Mavs. Your best player has to be a fit for what you want the culture of the team to be. He has to be someone who leads by example. Someone who sets the tone in the locker room and on the court. It isn’t about who talks the most or the loudest. It is about the demeanor and attitude he brings.” – Mark Cuban

“When I got to the Mavericks people were all giving me advice – change this, change that – and one thing that I didn’t do was fire anybody.” – Mark Cuban

“When you turn your team upside down and try to figure out what the culture of the team is, you take the greatest risk a team can take.” – Mark Cuban

“In the past, people used to tell me to shut up a bit. But what I believe is to put out your opinion and let everyone else react. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong.” – Mark Cuban

“Forget about finding your passion. Instead, focus on finding big problems.” – Mark Cuban

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

“There are no shortcuts. You have to work hard, and try to put yourself in a position where if luck strikes, you can see the opportunity and take advantage of it.” – Mark Cuban

“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.” – Mark Cuban

“Don’t let fear be a roadblock.” – Mark Cuban

“Once you have found out what you love to do, there is only one goal: to be the best in the world at it.” – Mark Cuban

“I had been in the technology business for so long, I had seen the PC-bubble come and burst, I had seen the local area and wide area networking-bubble come and burst, it was no shock that the internet-bubble was going to burst.” – Mark Cuban

“I’m a big believer that you always reiterate, you always learn, you always realize your business is evolving.” – Mark Cuban

“There is no law against stupid. I learned a long time ago – from talking, not from action – that you can’t beat stupid out of people, you can’t talk stupid out of people, you can’t expect stupid to disappear or dissipate. You can try to help people who are, and that is typically what I try to do when I find it in my organizations. But I also try not to be a hypocrite. I know I’m prejudiced, I know I’m bigoted, in a lot of ways … but I always try to catch my prejudices, and recognize and be very self-aware that my stream of thought is never perfect.” – Mark Cuban

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

Mark Cuban Motivational Quotes

“I’m not the type to pat myself on the back and all that, but somebody has to be lucky, right? When I got to Dallas, I was struggling – sleeping on the floor with six guys in a three-bedroom apartment. I used to drive around, look at the big houses, and imagine what it would be like to live there and use that as motivation.” – Mark Cuban

“You have to stay focused and believe in yourself. Trust your own ability in judgment.” – Mark Cuban

“If you are prepared and you know what it takes to get it done, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there.” – Mark Cuban

“Talent without effort is wasted talent. And, while effort is the one thing that you can control in life, applying that effort intelligently is the next on the list.” – Mark Cuban

“You need to turn over every rock and open every door to learn your craft. The process never ends.” – Mark Cuban

“The one thing that we all can control is effort. Put in the time to become the best. It will give you an advantage because the majority of people don’t do this.” – Mark Cuban

“Everyone tells you how they’re going to be special. But they don’t do the work that it takes to get there. Do the work.” – Mark Cuban

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

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

“Time is the most valuable asset that you don’t own.” – Mark Cuban

“What is your grind?” – Mark Cuban

“Even when I had nothing, I had everything. Because I love to compete” – Mark Cuban

“I like being involved in businesses where you are kicking ass” – Mark Cuban

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

“If I can do it, you can do it” – Mark Cuban

“I spend time in bookstores because one idea from a book or magazine can make me money” – Mark Cuban

“I’d rather be tired than broke!” – Mark Cuban

“I’m the type that thinks if you don’t learn from history, you’re doomed to repeat it.” – Mark Cuban

“It doesn’t matter where you live…It doesn’t matter how you live. It doesn’t matter what car you drive. It doesn’t matter what kind of clothes you wear.” – Mark Cuban

“If you can, you will quickly find that the greatest rate of return you will earn is on your own personal spending. Being a smart shopper is the first step to getting rich.” – Mark Cuban

“Do the work. Out-work. Out-think. Out-sell your expectations. There are no shortcuts.” – Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban Inspirational Quotes

“My dad used to say it over and over – ‘Today is the youngest you’re ever going to be. You have to live like it. You have to live young every day.’ That’s what I try to do.” – Mark Cuban

“I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter how many times you have failed. You only have to be right once. I used to try to sell powdered milk. I was an idiot a lot of the times, and I learned from all of them.” – Mark Cuban

“Relaxing is for the other guy. It’s not for me. I may be sitting in front of the TV, but I’m not watching it unless I think there’s something I can learn from it.” – Mark Cuban

“It’s not about the dreaming, it’s all about the doing.” – Mark Cuban

“In sports, the only thing a player can truly control is effort.” – Mark Cuban

“What does it take to be successful? It takes willingness to learn, to be able to focus, to absorb information, and to always realize that there’s someone out there who is always trying to kick your ass.” – Mark Cuban

“I always told myself that everybody’s trying to kick my ass. No one is going to give this to me. The competitive side of me took over. And, that’s why it still drives me today.” – Mark Cuban

“Once you found out what you love to do, there’s only one goal: to be the best in the world at it.” – Mark Cuban

“One of the keys is having great players. But, there are a lot of teams that have All-Stars and can’t put it together. Culture is just as important.” – Mark Cuban

“There is very little in the world that can’t be obtained through effort.” -Mark Cuban

“[Business] is the marketplace of ideas” – 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” – 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” – Mark Cuban

“Never settle. There is no need to rush” – Mark Cuban

“I was poor as fuck living on the floor and I had already won. It has nothing to do with money. If you can wake up in the morning with a smile on your face, excited about the day, and say ‘you know what? I’m going to get it done to today! I’m going to do something I love to do’, then you have won” – Mark Cuban

“Doesn’t matter what your skill and physical gifts are if you cant get your head right.” – Mark Cuban

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

“I can turn an idea into a business before you know it’s going to be important. My first step will blow by you.” – Mark Cuban

“If you really want to know where your destiny lies, look at where you apply your time.” – Mark Cuban

“Everyone tells you how they are going to be “special”, but few do the work to get there. Do the work.” – Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban Quotes on Success

“Success comes down to finding something you love to do and then just trying to be great at it.” – Mark Cuban

“Success is not about money or connections or brakes. It’s about the willingness to outwork and out learn everyone. And if it fails, you learn from what happened and you just go out and do a better job next time.” – Mark Cuban

“It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. You only have to be right once and then everyone can tell you that you are an overnight success.” – Mark Cuban

“Success is about making your life a special version of unique that fits who you are—not what other people want you to be.” – Mark Cuban

“It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed, you only have to be right once.” – 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.” – Mark Cuban

“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.” – Mark Cuban

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

“Keep a pulse on the stress levels and accomplishments of your people and reward them. My first company, MicroSolutions, when we had a record sales month, or someone did something special, I would walk around handing out $100 bills to salespeople. At and MicroSolutions, we had a company shot. The Kamikaze. We would take people to a bar every now and then and buy one or ten for everyone. At MicroSolutions, more often than not we had vendors cover the tab. Vendors always love a good party.” – 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

“Doesn’t matter if the glass is half-empty or half-full. All that matters is that you are the one pouring the water.” – Mark Cuban

“Don’t get caught up in how many hours you work. Judge success based on having goals and measuring your results. Hard work, and lots of it, is certainly needed, but focus on what you get done.” – Mark Cuban

“Find something you love to do. If you don’t make money at it, at least you love going to work.” – Mark Cuban

“I used to drive around looking at the big houses, wondering how those people got there. I used to love biographies about successful business people, wondering how those people got there too. What you start to realize, is that if they can do it, I can do it.” – Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban Quotes on Business


“Every no gets me closer to a yes.” – Mark Cuban

“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.” – Mark Cuban

“Open offices keep everyone in tune with what is going on and keep the energy up. If an employee is about privacy, show him or her how to use the lock on the bathroom.” – Mark Cuban

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

“I’m a believer that you accomplish much, much more with direct relationships than by using an intermediary. And that cash you keep in the bank can be the difference between staying alive as a small business, or not.” – Mark Cuban

“A sure sign of failure for a startup is when someone sends me logo-embroidered polo shirts. If your people are at shows and in public, it’s okay to buy for your own employees, but if you really think people are going to wear your branded polo when they’re out and about, you are mistaken and have no idea how to spend your money.” – Mark Cuban

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

“In my opinion, right now there’s way too much hype on the technologies and not enough attention to the real businesses behind them.” – Mark Cuban

“You’ve got to be very cognizant of the correlation between social media links and business because they don’t always correlate as highly as people would like.” – 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.” – Mark Cuban

“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.” – Mark Cuban

“If you have managers reporting to managers in a startup, you will fail. Once you get beyond startup, if you have managers reporting to managers, you will create politics.” – Mark Cuban

“I love to challenge conventional wisdom. I’m a big believer that in business and in politics, when everyone is doing the same thing, none are probably as effective or successful as they could be. Typically it’s not prudent for people within those industries, parties, or organizations to stand up and challenge the incumbents. It is usually a formula for losing a job, customer, or endorsement. 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.” – Mark Cuban

“In sports, the only thing a player can truly control is effort. The same applies to business. The only thing any entrepreneur, salesperson or anyone in any position can control is their effort.” – Mark Cuban

“Companies don’t fail for a lack of cash or attitude. Companies fail for a lack or brains and effort.” – Mark Cuban

“The thrill of victory in business blows away the thrill of victory in sports. Business is a sport 24x7x365.” – Mark Cuban

“For every one of my businesses, what would I have to do to kick my own ass? Whatever business you have, there is always someone trying to put you out of business. It’s better for you to figure how they’re going to do it, than they do it.” – Mark Cuban

“If you’re going to compete with me or one of my businesses, you’d better recognize that I’m working 24 hours a day to kick your ass.” – Mark Cuban

“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.” – Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban Quotes on Entrepreneur

“Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.” – 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.” – Mark Cuban

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

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

“If you’ve got $25,000, $50,000, $100,000, you’re better off paying off any debt you have because that’s a guaranteed return.” – Mark Cuban

“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.” – Mark Cuban

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

“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.” – Mark Cuban

“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.” – Mark Cuban

“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

“What makes a good salesperson? Let me be clear that it’s not the person who can talk someone into anything. It’s not the hustler who is a smooth talker. The best salespeople are the ones who put themselves in their customer’s shoes and provide a solution that makes the customer happy.” – Mark Cuban

“What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? It takes willingness to learn, to be able to focus, to absorb information, and to always realize that business is a 24/7 job where someone is always out there to kick your ass.” – Mark Cuban

“You’ve gotta be differentiated and unique. You’ve gotta know what your core competency is and be great at it.” – Mark Cuban

“Perfection is the enemy of profitability. You can try and make everything perfect but you’ll be losing opportunity somewhere else.” – Mark Cuban

“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.” – Mark Cuban

“Entrepreneurs have to be brutally honest with themselves and recognize where they have added value and where they have gone along for the ride” – Mark Cuban

“You never win any games you don’t play.” – Mark Cuban

“Being successful entails being able to not only get along with people, but also to give something back” – Mark Cuban

“One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make is that we lie to ourselves. We don’t step back and look at ourselves like a competitor would.” – Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban Quotes on Hard Work & Work Ethic

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

“Creating opportunities means looking where others are not.” – Mark Cuban

“You just gotta stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment.” – Mark Cuban

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

“It’s not who you know. It’s not how much money you have. It’s very simple. It’s whether or not you have the edge and have the guts to use it.” – Mark Cuban

“Know your core competencies and focus on being great at them.” – Mark Cuban

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

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

“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.” – Mark Cuban

“One of the most underrated skills in business right now is being nice.” – Mark Cuban

“You have to figure out what works for you” – Mark Cuban

“When you first start working for me, directly for me, I micromanage until I trust you” – Mark Cuban

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

“It is 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

“I daydreamed for motivation. I didn’t lie to myself and talk about my passions and how if I was passionate enough about something I could be successful at it.” – Mark Cuban

“I just started a business called HDNet. There never is one area that has a door open to everyone. Try to find an area with something you love to do and do it. It’s a lot easier to work hard and prepare when you love what you are doing.” – Mark Cuban

“I was lucky. I grew up knowing that hard work and smart work has a greater impact on results than being passionate about something.” – Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban Quotes on Effort

“With every effort, I learned a lot. With every mistake, I learned what not to do” – Mark Cuban

“Effort is measured by setting goals and getting results.” – Mark Cuban

“With every effort, I learned a lot. With every mistake and failure, not only mine, but of those around me, I learned what not to do. I also got to study the success of those I did business with as well. I had more than a healthy dose of fear, and an unlimited amount of hope, and more importantly, no limit on time and effort.” – Mark Cuban

“There is only one thing in life you can control: Your own effort.” – Mark Cuban

“The only thing in your control is effort. That’s all, and that’s everything.” – 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.” – Mark Cuban

“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.” – Mark Cuban

“You learn in life that a lot of things are the result of effort, but some things, in terms of scale, are random.” – 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 would have been easy to judge effort by how many hours a day passed while I was at work. That’s the worst way to measure effort. Effort is measured by setting goals and getting results.” – Mark Cuban

“I don’t think people realize the risks they face every time they create a text, or post on a social network. Unless you expressly make the effort, everything you do online, including texting, has a shelf life of forever.” – Mark Cuban

“Never follow your dreams. Follow your effort.” – Mark Cuban

“The one requirement for success in our business lives is effort. Either you make the commitment to get results or you don’t.” – Mark Cuban

“The one thing in life you can control is your effort. Are there any shortcuts in the beauty business? No. That was the first lesson I learned. You can’t just rocket to the top.” – Mark Cuban

“Companies fail for lack of brains and effort.” – Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban Quotes Sales

“I want the bad news first. I don’t want the ‘Oh, we hade a great week and Billy…’ You know, great, I’m sure Billy had fun. I want to read: ‘God damn it! We lost this sale, and here is why’” – Mark Cuban

“Sales come first” – Mark Cuban

“Sales cures all. There has never been a company in the history of companies that has ever succeeded without sales. Anybody who has ever told you, ‘Don’t worry about sales you can grow it and worry about sales later,’ they are lying to you.” – Mark Cuban

“They will fail, you will fail. You have to be able to sell and do you know who the biggest salesperson in your company has to be? You.” – Mark Cuban

“Selling is not convincing. Selling is helping.” – Mark Cuban

“The whole concept of being a great salesperson is not about who can talk the fastest — even though I am talking kinda fast — it’s not about who can talk the most nonsense, it’s about taking the time to understand the needs of the person you are selling to.” – Mark Cuban

“Because if you can’t create a benefit for them, if you can’t show them why your product is going to be better for them and their life than the other options out there or what they were doing before, you are not going to have a company.” – Mark Cuban

“All entrepreneurs lie to themselves. We all go through the same process. We tell ourselves, ‘This is the best, everybody loves us, no one is going to not like product.’ Of course that is not true. What I like to tell people is, ’when you have a company, when you are an entrepreneur, you have to figure out how to kick your own a– before someone else does it for you.” – Mark Cuban

“You have to look at your own company and be brutally honest with yourself and say, ‘What do we do well?’ That’s great. But also be honest and say, ‘What do we not do well? Where are our challenges? And then how can we improve them?’” – Mark Cuban

“Sales helps hone basic communication skills — which are critical in any career.” – Mark Cuban

“Working in sales is a great way to permanently connect the mental dots between performance and reward.” – Mark Cuban

“A sales job is the perfect way to build self-confidence and persistence.” – Mark Cuban

“We don’t sell wins or losses. The one thing you can’t control in sports is which games you are going to win or which games you are going to lose. But what I could control was the experience the fans have” – Mark Cuban

“You always have to know what business you are in. Everybody thought we were in the basketball business. It’s an NBA-team; we are not in the basketball business. We are in the business of creating experiences and memories” – Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban Quotes Leadership


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

“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.” – Mark Cuban

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

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

“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

“How can you be the best in the world at it. It doesn’t matter if you are a filing clerk, an athlete, an accountant or a bartender. All that matters is that you do whatever you can to be the best.” – Mark Cuban

“Pay attention to what’s happening around you,” – Mark Cuban

“Don’t think there’s just one way to do things — context is everything.” – Mark Cuban

“Reduce the stress of the people around you,” – Mark Cuban

“If you walk in the room and the stress levels go up, you’re doing it all wrong — and vice versa.” – Mark Cuban

“Trying to control everything, that never works.” – Mark Cuban

“it’s essential to have the ability to define a vision — to know how to make it clear to everyone how you’ll get there and how your corporate goals connect with the personal goals of those you lead.” – Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban Quotes on Digital Technology

“In today’s world of technology we should no longer be using outdated paper processes to accomplish tasks such as requisitions, reports, approvals, and purchase orders” – Mark Cuban

“The stock market’s handling of new technology is kind of a joke. We have seen CNBC, CNNfn, Bloomberg, and the like turn into home-shopping networks for stocks. Fund managers and analysts go on TV and sell what’s shiny and easy to sell.” – Mark Cuban

“Tech stocks were the cubic zirconium of the market. They looked good and were sexy, but they just were a way for the company selling them to make money. That’s always going to be transient in terms of the stock market. What’s real is that companies have to compete. Technology used well is a great tool to enable that if only because most companies dont use technologies well.” – Mark Cuban

“If you are active online or texting, there is a good chance I could look at what you do and know more about you than your family.” – Mark Cuban

“We all have a history of digital texts, posts, messages, reposts/tweets that are sitting out there and can be used by anyone for any reason.” – Mark Cuban

“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.” – Mark Cuban

“YouTube has gotten so big that you’re not a standard unless YouTube adopts you. And that’s a big fight.” – Mark Cuban

“On the Internet, there are an unlimited number of competitors. Anybody with a Flip camera is your competition. What makes it even worse is that YouTube is willing to subsidize the cost of your bandwidth. So anybody can create and distribute for free basically, but the real cost is marketing. And that’s always the big cost – how do you stand out and what’s the cost of standing out? And there’s no limit to that cost.” – Mark Cuban

“Video for the Internet has become a testing ground for mediums that actually have revenue.” – 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.” – Mark Cuban

“With Android I get to choose from many different products from many different phone manufacturers. With iOS, I get what Apple gives me. Which isn’t necessarily bad, but it’s not always the best fit for my personal or business communication needs.” – Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban Quotes on Investment

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

“Every now and then I love to invest in a company that may not set the world on fire, but has the chance to establish itself, create jobs and have a positive impact.” – Mark Cuban

“Sometimes you buy the horse, sometimes you invest in the jockey. It really comes down to the actual business and the upside.” – Mark Cuban

“If I own stock in your company and you move offshore for tax reasons I’m selling your stock. There are enough investment choices here” – Mark Cuban

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

“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

“Wherever there is change, and wherever there is uncertainty, there is opportunity!” – Mark Cuban

“Sales Cure All. Know how your company will make money and how you will actually make sales.” – Mark Cuban

“I rarely think the market is right. I believe non dividend stocks aren’t much more than baseball cards. They are worth what you can convince someone to pay for it.” – Mark Cuban

“Business happens over years and years. Value is measured in the total upside of a business relationship, not by how much you squeezed out in any one deal.” – 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.” – Mark Cuban

“There is no sport as competitive as business. It’s 24 by 7 by 365 by forever.” – Mark Cuban

Famous Mark Cuban Quotes

“Watching the best taught me how to run my businesses” – Mark Cuban

“Relaxing is for the other guy” – Mark Cuban

“The edge is knowing people think you’re crazy, and they’re right, but you don’t care what they think” – Mark Cuban

“I had to kick myself in the ass and recommit to getting up early, staying up late and consuming anything I possibly could to get an edge” – Mark Cuban

“Do we know what we are designed to be or do we find out through experience” – Mark Cuban

“Always ask yourself how someone could preempt your product or service” – Mark Cuban

“It’s always better if you’re honest with yourself and anticipate where the problems could come from” – Mark Cuban

“You have to learn how to use time wisely and be productive. How wisely you use your time will have far more impact on your life and success than any amount of money” – Mark Cuban

“I’m scared shitless of heights” – Mark Cuban

“Everyday I look in the mirror and make sure I don’t pinch myself so I don’t wake up. I don’t take it for granted. All the time I say ‘Why me?’” – Mark Cuban

“I retired at twenty-nine, bought a life-time pass on American Airlines and my only goal in life was to party like a mad man and get drunk with as many people as possible. And I was happy right there. But when we started the streaming business, I knew it could be something big…” – Mark Cuban

“Those back-to-back experiences confirmed what I already knew: That I was a shitty-ass employee and I’d better start my own business” – Mark Cuban

“And that got us closed down… That was one of those kismet-things that turn out to be good for you, in the long run, because otherwise I still might be bartending and throwing wet t-shirt contests” – Mark Cuban

“If you are ahead of the curve and you can anticipate where things are going … anything is possible” – Mark Cuban

“The last 9 years we have lived in a world were you put in data to get out data. If you wanted to find out about something you went to Google or some search engine or some source, and you put data in and you learn from what came back. Now, all that data is stale, and I think we are coming to a scenario where rather than us having to know and put in, and what’s smart in order to get a response that we hope is smart, there are sensors that are tracking things and giving us information” – Mark Cuban

“Perfectionism is the enemy of profitability.” – Mark Cuban

“All good businesses are personal. The best businesses are very personal.” – Mark Cuban

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

“Never settle. There is no reason to rush.” – Mark Cuban

“I think political people are afraid of me.” – Mark Cuban

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Mark Cuban is an American entrepreneur, television personality, media proprietor, and investor. He is the owner of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment, and chairman of AXS TV. He is also one of the main investors of the ABC reality television series, Shark Tank. He also wrote an ebook, “How to Win at the Sport of Business”.

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