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Mark Cuban is an american businessman and investor. He owns Landmark Theatres, Magnolia Pictures, the Dallas Mavericks, and he is the chairman of the cable network AXS TV.
In his e-book, How to Win at the Sport of Business, Mark Cuban relates his experiences in business and sports, which are two sides of his personality.
In his business life, Mark Cuban can be qualified as a shark: his career is as long as sucessful, and he went through a lot of companies to get where he is now, a multi-billionnaire mugul.
In sport, though, Mark Cuban appears a lot more playful, but he still shows the same passion. He’s sitting with the supporters, close to the court, and he continuously yells at referee, which he has been fined for multiple times already (over $1 million).
Mark Cuban’s acting career has been filled enough to be mentionned : he has been in over than 10 series or movies, and over 20 if we include the time he was representing himself.
As a Shark, Marc Cuban is often silent, but, when the entrepreneurs are presenting a product that attracts him, he really involves himself in asking questions, and you can then truly see his interest in something he likes/loves. As soon as he bites in the product, you can be sure that he will do his best to help you become sucessful.
His short yet inspiring quote reflects his mentality : “Love what you do or don’t do it”
Here’s a list of 10 of his quotes:
#1 Always ask yourself how someone could preempt your products or service.
#2 Always run your business like you are going to be competing with biggest technology companies in your
#3 The only thing any entrepreneur, salesperson or anyone in any position can control is their effort.
#4 Everyone has got the will to win; it’s only those with the will to prepare.
#5Win the battles you are in before you take on new battles.
#6 Treat your customers like they own you. Because they do.
#7 Moral of the story: Make your product easier to buy than your competition…
#8 The best salespeople are the ones who put themselves in their customer’s shoes and provide a solution
#9 Know your core competencies and focus on being great at them. Pay up for people in your core competencies.
#10 It’s not in the dreaming, it’s in the doing.
A second generation farmer and entrepreneur went on ABC’s “Shark Tank” to pitch a product and story that is still resonating in the hearts of many across the country.
Johnny Georges, a farmer from Florida, created the “Tree-T-Pee,”a device that, when put around the base of a tree, can save a farmer thousands of dollars in irrigation fees by containing the spraying water in a small space surrounding the base of the tree.
Though it seemed as if Johnny suffered from a rough start at the beginning of his pitch due to some tough questions, he stayed true to himself when pressured why he refused to raise his prices:
“I work for farmers. It’s what I do, and helping them helps us all,” Georges said.”
“It’s not about the money to me. It’s about doing what’s right.”
Shark investor John Paul DeJoria jumped on board and accepted Georges offer of 20% of his company for a $150,000 investment.
“When Johnny said that this Tree-T-Pee saves 3,000 percent on water, you only use one-30th the water, that’s when I knew this was good for farmers. It’s good for America. I want to be this guy’s partner.”