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

Here are my comments on the book:

How does one win in business? For billionaire Mark Cuban, he become a learning machine. Prior to starting his first company, MicroSolutions, he would always be reading and learning to stay ahead of his competition. This is an amazing short and quick book filled with stories, laughs, and knowledge on Mark’s life and how he became the billionaire he is today. Points taken away are:


1. All it takes is one time to get it right and you’re set.The point of all this is that it doesn’t matter who many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and from those around you because… All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.


2. Work on your current problems first before starting something new.Win the battles you are in in first, then worry about expansion internationally or into new businesses. You do not have unlimited time and/or attention. You may work 24 hours a day, but those 24 hours spent winning your core business will pay off far more. It might cost you some longer-term upside, but it will allow you to be the best business you can be. To use a sports metaphor, get the fundamentals right and then add to your base skills before you try to take on the trick shots.


3. Learn to sell; you’ll always have a job and money.When I was growing up I was told over and over again, if you can sell, you can always get a job.


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4. I had once heard from a successful man that to become successful in life, you need to learn to manage 3 things: Time, money, and people. It would seem that Mark Cuban agrees with one of them. “Time is more valuable than money. You have to learn how to use time wisely and be productive. How wisely you use your time will have far more impact on your life and success than any amount of money.


5. Learn to overcome challenges.Everyone gets down; the key is how soon you get back up. I can’t count how many times I have gotten up in the morning dreading the day. I wasn’t motivated. I was tired. I just wanted to crawl back in bed. Other times, I had lost a deal, we had lost a game, something wasn’t working. I just wanted to crawl under a rock and disappear. EVERYONE goes through those moments. The key is how you fight through them. The people who will be truly successful are those that fight through the quickest and come back stronger and smarter.


By Ryan Lee


My rating:
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Check out the book here:
Amazon USA
Amazon Canada
Amazon UK


Thank you for reading! Please comment below on which point resonated with you the most or if you have a story to share. If not, please leave a comment below about a book that you’re currently reading or a book that you suggest and your takeaways from it as I’d love to read your comments! Please join my Facebook group here follow my Twitter here like the post, or share it.


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  1. […] Just as billionaire Mark Cuban has stated in his book How to Win at the Sport of Business, you only need to be right once. You only need to hit that big grand slam one time. No one cares […]


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