25 Awesome Mark Cuban Quotes From #BSIcuban

by Marvin Russell
March 6, 2014

[ibimage==34083==Original==none==self==null]

I've had two heroes in my life. During my childhood it was Michael Jordan for obvious reasons. I wanted to be in the NBA more than anything in the world. But with a 5'8" frame, the odds were stacked heavily against me.

As an adult and serial entrepreneur I'm not ashamed to say that Mark Cuban is my hero. Today, I had the pleasure of attending a live interview of Mark Cuban, presented by the folkes at Blue Sky Innovative. During this incredibly inspiring interview, Mark Cuban said something that was monumental to me,"Business is a sport". Holy Sh#t! He is so right. I grind it out everyday fighting off the competition and constantly making strategic moves. In addition to that eye-opening quote, Mark said about 24 other things that were so important that I rushed to write this post so I could to share them with you.

 

 1. "You gotta grind."

~ Mark Cuban

 

2. "You've gotta work like there is someone out there trying to kick your [email protected]$ cuz there is!" 

~ Mark Cuban

 

3. "Doesn't matter how many times you fail; you only have to be right once." 

~ Mark Cuban

 

4. "The idea is the least important part."  

~ Mark Cuban

 

5. "...is the glass half full or half empty?' and all I know is I wanna be the guy pouring the water." 

~ Mark Cuban

 

6. "You've got to work like someone is trying to steal your business." 

~ Mark Cuban

 

7. "Sales, finance and accounting are keys to entrepreneurial success." 

~ Mark Cuban

 

8. "Preparation, Application, Implementation: PAI." 

~ Mark Cuban

 

9. "Be prepared. Figure out how to apply your idea. Grind...do the work." 

~ Mark Cuban

 

10. Today is the youngest you're ever going to be - take advantage of it! 

~ Mark Cuban's Dad

 

11. "I love talking to entrepreneurs" Why? "Because I want to know whose ass I'm gonna kick." 

~ Mark Cuban

 

12. "Everyone has the will to win, but only a few have the will to prepare to win." 

~ Mark Cuban quating Bobby Knight

 

13. "You have to combine smarts with luck."

~ Mark Cuban

 

14. "If you're happy when you're poor, you're gonna be happy when you're rich."

~ Mark Cuban

 

15. "It takes time to trust but once you start to trust, people will come back in droves…they want to be part of the change."

~ Mark Cuban

 

16. "There's no one more competitive than me. Business is a sport."

~ Mark Cuban

 

17. "If your happy when your poor, you will be even happier being rich"

~ Mark Cuban

 

18. "No one has no competition."

~ Mark Cuban

 

19. "If you don't know what to do, do nothing."

~ Mark Cuban

 

20. "If you can sell, you'll never be unemployed"

~ Mark Cuban

 

21. "When things go badly, you can't let it get you down."

~ Mark Cuban
 

22. "Sales cures all."

~ Mark Cuban
 

23. "Google & Apple own the on-ramps to the Internet"

~ Mark Cuban
 

24. "If you bust your ass, anything is possible."

~ Mark Cuban
 

25. "The American dream is alive & well."

~ Mark Cuban
 

Conclusion

 
Today I got to meet one of my heroes, and I vow some day to take a better photo with Mark Cuban than the one I took below.
[ibimage==34084==Original==none==self==null]

 

Chicago startup guides

LOCAL GUIDE
Best Companies to Work for in Chicago
LOCAL GUIDE
Best Software Engineer Jobs in Chicago
LOCAL GUIDE
Coolest Offices in Chicago Tech
LOCAL GUIDE
Best Sales Jobs in Chicago
LOCAL GUIDE
Best Perks at Chicago Tech Companies
LOCAL GUIDE
Your Guide to Healthtech in Chicago
LOCAL GUIDE
Best Data Science & Data Analyst Jobs in Chicago
LOCAL GUIDE
Best Marketing Jobs in Chicago