Mark Cuban quotes are mainly focused on business, but he does mention other aspects of life. He shares his ideas on politics, kids and TV use and more. His quotes reveal him to be someone who is not afraid to speak his mind. He is a well known part of The Shark Tank cast as an investor. Mark Cuban recently retired his number 24 for his team Dalla Mavericks in honor of Kobe Bryant.
Mark Cuban is an American investor, philanthropist and entrepreneur. He is the owner of National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks and co-owner of 2929 Entertainment. During a shark tank episode he and Richard Branson threw water at each other.Cuban is currently the chairman of AXS TV and is a billionaire. Below are a number of his quotes.
“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.”
“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."
“I think that any reporter or columnist will be a little more careful when doing interviews with me."
“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 hate politics. It's slimy. Any job where people pander for votes, I don't like. The country has gotten so partisan that if you're not on my side, you're the enemy. The only thing I ever try to support is a third party, like Unity08. We need more parties and more choice.”
"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."
“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."
“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."
“What I've learned in these 11 years is you just got to stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment."
“In my opinion, right now there's way too much hype on the technologies and not enough attention to the real businesses behind them."
“I think one of the biggest curses in the U.S. is that we have only two political parties."
“When you've got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?”
“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."
“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."
“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."
“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."
“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."
“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."
“I don't care what anyone says. Being rich is a good thing."
"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."
“Money is a scoreboard where you can rank how you're doing against other people."
"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."
“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."
"I've learned the number one job of a pro manager is not to win championships but to keep their job."
“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."
“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."
“I think political people are afraid of me."
“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."
"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."
“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."
“I create offbeat advice; I don't follow it. I rarely take third-party advice on my investments."
“The first cities to create friction-free enterprise zones will get a lot of entrepreneurial traction."
“Being able to take a traditional cable-television subscriber and give them new widget type applications to me is huge."
“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."
“We can't ever forget that the Internet now is just a staid utility. The exciting platforms are software applications that are very, very simple."
“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."
“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."
“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."
“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."
“I personally think there's going to be a greater demand in 10 years for liberal arts majors than there were for programming majors and maybe even engineering, because when the data is all being spit out for you, options are being spit out for you, you need a different perspective in order to have a different view of the data."
“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."
“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."
“I love being challenged and defending my positions and, when I'm wrong, learning from the exchange. It makes me smarter and better as a businessperson."
Mark Cuban quotes have a lot to say about the world of business and other subjects that help to make up a society. He is a good friend of Elon Musk and defended him in 2018 regarding his leadership skills. I hope that his quotes provide leverage for those who want to be business people and make a positive impact in their part of the world.