8 Success Lessons From Mark Cuban

Hear some of Mark Cuban’s success lessons, which is the opposite of failure.

The Cuban government is attempting to steal Cuban-Americans’ money, and to send it to Cuba.

In 1995 Mark Cuban invested his first $5,000 into Broadcast.com, and the company sold out to Yahoo for $5.7 Billion.

Mark has made many many investments, and is very proud of his ownership of the Dallas Mavericks.

Start ups are full of challenges and if you don’t have a good plan at hand, just surviving alone in the business world won’t be easy.

Mark Cuban’s Success Lessons

Always think about what you can lose in every situation.
Always think about what you can do if you fail.
There are two things that can make or break a business. Your team and your product.

1. Don’t Start Unless it’s A Passion

If you are starting your own business to make money for yourself, have a lot of money, or to make a good living, then there isn’t a very high likelihood of that business being successful.

If you don’t love your business, you’ll be less productive when running it. As well as less willing, and eventually, the excitement you had for it will slowly die down.

If you love what you do, you’ll be less likely to have second thoughts when your business hasn’t made any profit yet. For you, it’s been a passion and an obsession since you were young, so you won’t be put off by it easily.

2. For Technology, Stick With What You Know

Don’t get carried away by how wonderful this new/fresh business is. You have to use what you love and that comes from your personal preferences and from your current technology.

It’s tempting to buy the most expensive thing you can find, but using the technology you’re familiar with isn’t necessarily more expensive than buying something else.

Why do so many things have to be done by hand?

The original question is a good one, but it was hard to answer because it was vague.

You can’t force your way into a business.

3. It All Comes Down to Sales

A business is not a hobby, unless it’s you who decides and decides what you want to do, and when to do it, and how much of it to do.

The final step in your marketing funnel consists of sales. In other words, you need to be obsessed with amount of sales you’re getting. In the end, you need to make sure that you’re getting enough value for the amount of marketing that you’re putting in and you need to make sure that your business is making the money that it should be.

That’s why I always suggest that you’re making the big money because of the people who run your business.

Understand the needs of your business, understand how your costs will be impacted when getting online and what you need to do to get there.

4. No Private Offices

Some companies have their headquarters built with very distinct individual offices. This creates a culture where each company agent has their own private office. This often makes communication difficult. If you have offices with a clear office space, employees will be able to communicate better. This will create a positive work culture.

This will be a good resource for you so that you can know what kind of employee everyone at your company is, and also to spot who might not be suited for your start-up.

5. Hire People that Share Your Passion

If you have a business based on a niche, and you hire people that love that niche as much as you do, they’ll love working for you.

If you keep your employees happy, it will be great. They’ll work really well and be so much happier with you.

It is very important to understand that employees who are focused on the subject at hand will usually work more than what they are paid for.

They can also help you improve the business by coming up with useful ideas as to how you can innovate and improve different aspects of the business.

If they’re a good person and a good person to work with, then they’ll be in good with the people in the company and the company will be making them feel like they belong and the people they work with will be good to work with.

6. Make it Fun

When you’re planning to get work done efficiently to be able to achieve your goals, sometimes stress levels can increase and you might consider it best to keep your employees motivated so they can be productive.

Well, then, I started thinking that if we could keep people off balance, then we wouldn’t have to ask them to do anything. So we’d just have to let them have too much booze and then take them out the back and shoot them.

7. Keep the Organization On One Level

When you start a business, you have to do everything yourself, and for some reason, you tend to think that if something isn’t working, it’s the job of someone else to fix it, or if you’ve tried and failed, it’s the job of someone else to help you.

The way your code is written the most important part is the fact that most of the function that you have to return is inside the if-statement.
You need to take this in consideration when you write a unit test for it.

This is a good idea if you don’t need to get the sections completed at the right time and as someone who is working on a project I would have preferred if that was the case.

8. It’s Not a Passion if You Have an Exit Strategy

If you already have a plan in mind, then this business is really not one that you should obsess over. You should think of it as one that you need to make a success no matter what.

People have gone down this road before them and failed miserably. What’s the harm in taking a risk and investing some of their money in a new business? They have nothing to lose, but everything to gain. They may come out a winner or a loser, but at least they’ll be alive.

“The most important decision in my whole life is to have my children.”.

You don’t need a Plan B. Your Plan A is to be the best in any environment. And also keep your focus. It’s always harder to get started than it is to finish something.

My favorite part was when I read between the lines that most people have a tendency to over think and focus too much on detail.

“It’s always harder to start than it is to finish something.”

A great quote by itself but also applies to how you get started with the process of writing. Most people spend too much time thinking about how they can write a better story or better than someone else. That’s why they don’t start.

I’d also add that if you are spending that much time thinking about your story, you are not spending time writing. So, cut that out.


You’re either a winner (in which case you don’t need much of anything) or a loser (in which case you will need a great deal of support and education). If you’re one of those lucky people who have the ability to win on a regular basis, you’ll be able to support yourself and your business on a small scale.

You won’t get very far if your skills aren’t the main components driving you.

1: Don’t be afraid to fail & pivot fast if you don’t have a plan.

You better be doing everything right. I can’t think of a better way to put it, that you need to make sure you’re doing everything right and that you’re doing so the right way.

If you want to know more about Mark Cuban’s success story, I’ve put together a nice feature that you can read about here.

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