Top Quotes by Mark Cuban

By | January 28, 2016

Whatever you are studying right now, if you are not getting up to speed on deep learning, neural networks, etc., you lose. We are going through the process where software will automate software, automation will automate automation.

Mark Cuban

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

Leaders don’t look backwards to condemn what has already been done; they look forward to create a better future.

Mark Cuban

Automation is going to cause unemployment, and we need to prepare for it.

Mark Cuban

I don’t care what anyone says. Being rich is a good thing.

Mark Cuban

Your customers can tell you the things that are broken and how they want to be made happy. Listen to them. Make them happy. But don’t rely on them to create the future road map for your product or service. That’s your job.

Mark Cuban

If you can’t admit a failure, you’re not an entrepreneur. You are not a good business person. There’s nothing brilliant about what you are doing.

Mark Cuban

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

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

I’m the one guy who says don’t force the stupid people to be quiet. I want to know who the morons are.

Mark Cuban

Talent without effort is wasted talent. And while effort is the one thing you can control in your life, applying that effort intelligently is next on the list.

Mark Cuban

I grew up in a working class family. People thought I might go work at a mill. My mom wanted me to learn how to lay carpet because she was concerned about my future. Nobody had high hopes for me. But I was a hustler.

Mark Cuban

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.

Mark Cuban

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

Sweat equity is the best equity.

Mark Cuban

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.

Mark Cuban

Leaders are not dogmatic. They are principled and know that change is never easy, but when it’s necessary, they must lead.

Mark Cuban

When you post something, when you text something, you lose ownership of it when you hit enter or send. Who you send it to, where you post it, they take ownership of that information whether you like it or not. Unfortunately, you don’t lose responsibility for that text or post.

Mark Cuban

Nice goes much further than mean.

Mark Cuban

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.

Mark Cuban

I used to drive around looking at the big houses, wondering how they got there. I used to love biographies about successful business people, wondering how they got there. You start to realize that if they can do it, I can do it.

Mark Cuban

I love helping entrepreneurs. It’s something I really have fun doing. It’s like planting a little seed and watching it grow.

Mark Cuban

At least before my hip replacement, I had a quick first step. I could get by you off the dribble. My business game is the same way. I can turn an idea into a business before you know it’s going to be important. My first step will blow by you.

Mark Cuban

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

After military service, the most patriotic thing you can do as a wealthy person is pay your taxes.

Mark Cuban

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.

Mark Cuban

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.

Mark Cuban

I believe in lower taxes. I believe in more efficient government. I believe in reducing bureaucracy. I believe that we shouldn’t have lobbyists who can go in or former government workers who can come back and lobby.

Mark Cuban

My guiding principle and motivation was that I wanted to retire by the time I turned 35. There actually are two books that I bought and still have – Paul Terhost’s ‘Cashing In On the American Dream: How to Retire at 35’ and Andrew Tobias’s ‘The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need’ – that were my personal financial road map.

Mark Cuban

I love entrepreneurship because that’s what makes this country grow, and if I can help companies grow, I am creating jobs; I am setting foundations for future generations. It sends the message that the American Dream is alive and well.

Mark Cuban

Liquidity is a good proxy for relative net worth. You can’t lie about cash, stocks, and bond values.

Mark Cuban

You need to turn over every rock and open every door to learn your industry. This process never ends.

Mark Cuban

I think one of the biggest curses in the U.S. is that we have only two political parties.

Mark Cuban

When I die, I want to come back as me.

Mark Cuban

Part of the bigger problem with Donald Trump is, when you sit and talk to him one-on-one, he’s reasonable, he comes across as caring, he’s open-minded, but then, all of that just is thrown out the window when he tweets and when he communicates with the media – and when he communicates at all.

Mark Cuban

TV is no longer the best alternative to boredom. To kids not old enough for Snapchat, music is the best alternative to boredom. For Snapchat users, it’s the best alternative to boredom.

Mark Cuban

There’s no law against stupid – I learned that a long time ago.

Mark Cuban

Staying true to who I am was tougher when I first got wealthy. Having great friends kept me grounded.

Mark Cuban

I believe that starting any business should be as easy as a 10-year-old starting a lemonade stand.

Mark Cuban

Donald Trump I wouldn’t trust as far as I could throw him.

Mark Cuban

Whatever you can say in a meeting, you can put in an email. If I have questions, I’ll tell you via email.

Mark Cuban

I think he tries to be nice. But he has absolutely zero self-awareness. None. Zip. So we see the public Donald Trump, the candidate, as being different than the in-person Donald Trump.

Mark Cuban

With health care, despite the fact that we as a nation have already chosen to provide health care in one form or another to everyone, we have, until Obamacare, chosen to pick the least cost-effective means, a mix of private and public offerings, of providing that care. That makes no sense.

Mark Cuban

There is so much partisan and tribal politics, from not just those seeking office but potential voters as well, that we never get real attempts at solutions to problems.

Mark Cuban

I bought a lifetime pass on American Airlines and had a blast. The most memorable was going to Barcelona on a whim and scalping tickets at the Olympics to the Dream Team Quarterfinals.

Mark Cuban

I have always been selling. I always had something going on. That was just my nature.

Mark Cuban

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.

Mark Cuban

We have to face the fact that countries are going to lose jobs to robotics. The only question that needs to be answered is which country will create and own the best robotic technology and have the infrastructure necessary to enable it.

Mark Cuban

I know that I’m not perfect. While we all have our prejudices and bigotries, we have to learn that it’s an issue that we have to control, that it’s part of my responsibility as an entrepreneur to try to solve it, not just to kick the problem down the road.

Mark Cuban

Donald Trump has got unlimited number of insecurities. But the No. 1 one thing, I would say, is his insecurity with his intellect. There’s a reason why he always refers to where he went to college and, you know, that, ‘I’m a smart person.’ You know, it may be narcissism. But I think it really reflects an insecurity.

Mark Cuban

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

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.

Mark Cuban

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