Success Unlocked with Mark Cuban: 20 Unbelievable Finance Quotes!


Born on July 31, 1958, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mark Cuban is an American businessman, investor, television personality, and philanthropist best known for his dynamic entrepreneurial endeavors and ownership of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.

Mark grew up in a working-class Jewish family in Pittsburgh. He displayed a knack for business from a young age, selling garbage bags door-to-door as a child to pay for expensive basketball shoes. Cuban graduated from Indiana University in 1981.

We’ve collected several quotes from Mark Cuban on success, money, and business.

  • It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business.
  • The one thing in life you can control is your effort.
  • Every no gets me closer to a yes.
  • It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed. You only have to be right once.
  • Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is.
  • Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love.
  • The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
  • I create offbeat advice; I don’t follow it. I rarely take third-party advice on my investments.
  • I’m always afraid of failing. It’s great motivation to work harder.
  • The best time for little guys to start a business is when the big guys are worrying about surviving in theirs.
  • I love to compete. To me, business is the ultimate sport.
  • I still work hard to know my business. I’m continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I’m always selling. Always.
  • The thrill of victory in business blows away the thrill of victory in sports. Business is a sport 24x7x365.
  • I’m a believer that you accomplish much, much more with direct relationships than by using an intermediary.
  • It’s not in the dreaming, it’s in the doing.
  • I’m always looking for ways to challenge myself and improve.
  • I love to compete. To me, business is the ultimate sport.
  • I’m a big believer that your life is basically a sum of all the choices you make. The better your choices, the better your life.
  • Fundamentals are merely metrics created to help stockbrokers sell stocks, and to give buyers reassurance when buying stocks. Even how profits are calculated is manipulated to give confidence to buyers.
  • It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business.

Cuban is known for his candid and often controversial opinions on a range of topics from business and economics to politics and sports. He is a firm believer in the potential of technology and has invested heavily in emerging sectors, particularly those that disrupt traditional business models.

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