Mark "Man Of A Million Successful Quotes" Cuban


One of this country's most successful businessmen, Mark Cuban has always been known for his extroverted demeanor and outspoken personality.

Today many young entrepreneurs hang on this man's every word and really try to follow the good insight Cuban has, but I can't lie sometimes it feels like he says things for shock value.

When asked to give advice to people who want to work in the sports industry; "Don't. The sports industry is the "worst possible business for a college graduate to try to get into. It doesn't pay s--t. There are a thousand people applying for every job."

When asked about becoming an overnight success; "It doesn't matter how many times you fail. You only have to be right once and then everyone can tell you that you are an overnight success."

When asked how he makes it fun to work for him; "Keep a pulse on the stress levels and accomplishments of your people and reward them. My first company, MicroSolutions, when we had a record sales month, or someone did something special, I would walk around handing out $100 bills to salespeople.

At and MicroSolutions, we had a company shot. The Kamikaze. We would take people to a bar every now and then and buy one or ten for everyone. At MicroSolutions, more often than not we had vendors cover the tab. Vendors always love a good party."

Again as I said Cuban always has something to say and since Cuban's rapid success he has been able to use his success as a platform to tell young entrepreneurs how to be success in business.

On the competition

On customer service

On nepotism

His advice for people who want to work in sports

On Wall Street

On why "follow your passion" is the worst advice you could ever get

On why startups should never hire PR firms

On becoming an "overnight success"

On the biggest lie CEOs always tell

On getting a "guaranteed return."

On why the government should tax every share in every trade $.10

On how high schoolers can make "easy money" right now

On buying "swag" for your employees

On what kind of business to start

On why startups should have no private offices.

On managers reporting to managers

On making life fun for employees

On "conventional wisdom"

On dreamers

Andrew Alvez | Elite.