Mark Cuban

How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It

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    lot of fun people. A lot of fun people that liked to hang out and drink after work.

    But as the months wore on, I liked it less and less, and I had to remind myself, more and more, exactly why I was there. I was getting paid to learn about how computers work, how big companies work and how middle managers work—that was a whole lot better than paying tuition to get a business education.
    I lasted all of nine months at that job. I lasted about eight months at my next job, working
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    You don’t want to write about selling powdered milk or selling franchises for TV repair shops.
    In every job, I would justify it in my mind, whether I loved it or hated it, that I was getting paid to learn and every experience would be of value when I figured out what I wanted to do when I grew up.
    If I ever grew up, I hoped to run my own business. It’s exactly what I told myself every day. In reality, I had as much doubt as confidence. I was just hoping the confidence would win over the doubt and it would all work out for the best.
    We all want our dream job or to run our own companies. The truth? It’s a lot easier said than done. We need jobs that pay the bills, and we can’t wait out the search for the perfect situation. Which leads to the question: What kind of job should you settle for when you can’t or don’t have the job you want?
    Not everyone’s situation is going to be the same, but for the recent graduate, or if you find yourself in a job you don’t like, or if you are unemployed, the answer is pretty straightforward (at least I thought it was when I graduated college). You continue your education.
    Go back to school? No. Get your MBA? No.
    For most recent college grads, you just spent the last four or so years paying tuition to get an education. Now that you have graduated, it’s your chance to get paid to learn. And what if you aren’t a recent college grad? The same logic applies. It is time to get paid to learn.
    When I graduated from Indiana University, I certainly didn’t dream of working for a bank. I wanted a job where I could learn more about computers. So I took a job working for Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh. I helped on systems conversions. Taking old manual systems at small banks and helping them convert to automated systems. I wasn’t that good at it. The job was fun for the first couple months because I worked with a
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    I did it too. I would drive by big houses and wonder who lived there—every weekend I would do it. What did they do for a living? How did they make their money? Someday, I would tell myself, I would live in a house like that. I read books about successful people. In fact, I read every book or magazine I could get my hands on. I would tell myself that one good idea would pay for the book and could make the difference between me making it or not. (And hopefully this book will make the difference for you!)
    I worked jobs I didn’t like. I worked jobs I loved but that had no chance of becoming a career. I worked jobs that barely paid the rent. I had so many jobs my parents wondered if I would ever be stable. Most of them aren’t on my résumé anymore because I was there so short a time or they were so stupid I was embarrassed
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    Keep the organization flat. 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.
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    Finding the right job is a lot like dating. It’s hard until you start, then when you start, it’s great until it’s not. Then it’s frustrating as hell until you get it right. But when you do, it all comes together.
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    It was Aaron Spelling, I believe, who said, “TV is the path of least resistance from complete boredom.” Which is another way of saying that it’s easier to watch TV than to sit there and do nothing. Which describes exactly how people make most of their choices in life. They take the easy way. They take the path of least resistance.
    Станислав Овсянкинцитирует5 месяцев назад
    was Aaron Spelling, I believe, who said, “TV is the path of least resistance from complete boredom.” Which is another way of saying that it’s easier to watch TV than to sit there and do nothing. Which describes exactly how people make most of their choices in life. They take the easy way. They take the path of least resistance.
    Станислав Овсянкинцитирует5 месяцев назад
    Treat your customers like they own you. Because they do
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    I’m a big believer that getting married is about finding yourself first, which makes it a lot easier to find the right person.
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    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.
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    Most people won’t put in the time to get a knowledge advantage
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    Everything I read was public. Anyone could buy the same books and magazines. The same information was available to anyone who wanted it. Turns out most people didn’t want it.
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    I had to go back to work. What was done was done. Worrying about revenge, getting pissed at the bank and all those “I’m going to get even and kick your ass thoughts” were basically just a waste of energy
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    9. It’s not whether the glass is half empty or half full, it’s who is pouring the water
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    “Everyone has got the will to win; it’s only those with the will to prepare that do win.”
    L'ria Kimiцитируетв прошлом году
    I read more than three hours almost every day, but it gives me a level of comfort and confidence in my businesses. At MicroSolutions it gave me a huge advantage. A guy with minimal computer background could compete with far more experienced guys just because he put in the time to learn all he
    L'ria Kimiцитируетв прошлом году
    Most people won’t put in the time to get a knowledge advantage.
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    kicking your own ass.
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    The best way to predict the future is to invent it
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    Finance, accounting, sales, more sales, even more sales, management, etc.
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