43 Motivational Mark Cuban Quotes

43 Motivational Mark Cuban Quotes

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Mark Cuban is the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks basketball team, Landmark Theatres, Magnolia Pictures, and he is the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV.

He is also an American businessman, film producer, author, investor, and philanthropist. You may have seen him on the hit TV series Shark Tank, alongside Kevin O’leary, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran.

Check out some of the billionaire Mark Cuban’s inspiring quotes.


43 Mark Cuban Quotes

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

2. “There are always going to be things we love to do. That we dream about doing. That we really, really want to do with our lives. Those passions aren’t worth a nickel.” – Mark Cuban

3. “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

4. “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

5. “It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and out-learn everyone… And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time. We are acting in the best interests of shareholders.” – Mark Cuban

6. “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

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

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

9. “Being rich is a good thing. Not just in the obvious sense of benefiting 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

10. “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.” – Mark Cuban

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

12. “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

13. “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

14th Mark Cuban Quote “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

15. “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

16. “The only thing any entrepreneur, salesperson or anyone in any position can control is their effort.” – Mark Cuban

17. “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

18. “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

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

20. “Everyone is passionate about something. Usually more than one thing. We are born with it.” – Mark Cuban

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


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

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

24. “I worked hard and smarter than most people in the businesses I have been in. It’s not in the dreaming, it’s in the doing.” – Mark Cuban

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

26. “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.” – Mark Cuban

27. “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.” – Mark Cuban

28th Mark Cuban Quote “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

29. “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

30. “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

31. “I’ve learned the number one job of a pro manager is not to win championships but to keep their job.” – Mark Cuban

32. “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

33. “Work like somebody is trying to take it all away from you.” – Mark Cuban

34. “For every one of my businesses, what would I have to do to kick my own ass? What ever 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

35. “Small businesses don’t fail for lack of capital. They fail for lack of brains, they fail for lack of effort.”  – Mark Cuban

36. “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

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

38. “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

39. “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

40. “The first cities to create friction-free enterprise zones will get a lot of entrepreneurial traction.” – Mark Cuban

41. “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.” – Mark Cuban

42. “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

43. “The key is having great players. But there are a lot of teams that have All-Stars and haven’t been able to put it together.” – Mark Cuban


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  1. Mark Cuban us not someone I have always known about but he is starting to be someone I admire. I really like the quote work as if someone is working 24 hours a day to take it a from you. The ultimate thing I take from these quotes is the people that never give up and out work others, striving to be the best usually happen to wind up on top. Perseverance is the ultimate tool in reaching success. Loved reading these quotes.

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