How to Win at the Sport of Business

By: Mark Cuban

His life has often been called a rags-to-riches story, but Mark Cuban himself would more likely call it a story of tireless work, constant education, and never giving up on the dream of being successful. Today Mark Cuban is known as the charming billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment, and a “Shark” on the ABC reality show Shark Tank, where he has invested over 19.9 million dollars in start-up companies.

In his book, How To Win At the Sport of Business, Mark Cuban talks about his humble beginnings as the son of an automobile upholsterer. From his very first job at 12 years old, selling garbage bags door-to-door, to giving disco dance lessons to sorority girls, to bartending, to sleeping on friends’ couches, to finally starting his first technology company.

How To Win At The Sport of Business, is a collection of short works written by Cuban himself detailing all the techniques and strategies he discovered and honed on his journey to being a successful entrepreneur. This is not a story about luck, but a story about how he discovered determination and hard work are the only barriers to success.