Mark Cuban
13 recommendations

Recommendations by Mark Cuban

The Fountainhead
book
by Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff

Mark Cuban's Review:

Cuban read Rand’s The Fountainhead “three complete times and untold number of little snippets and segments,” he said in an interview on C-SPAN (March 26, 2006). He first read the book in high school, and it taught him that “it doesn’t matter what everybody else thinks — it’s how you see yourself and what your own dreams are.” On Slate.com (November 15, 2005), Cuban said the book “was incredibly motivating to me. It encouraged me to think as an individual, take risks to reach my goals and responsibility for my successes and failures. I loved it.” Cuban named his yacht “Fountainhead”.

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/48-mark-cuban.html

Mark Cuban's Review:

“This is the only investment book I have read that truly made sense. Bottom line is that you can take a measure of risk on the $5000 you have to invest in an attempt to earn 10% in the stock market, while praying that it all doesn’t disappear because someone bought too many yen derivatives. Or you can save 15% on the $5000 a year you spend on replenishables, from toilet paper to cereal to who knows what, and put it in the bank on top of the original $5000, earn an easy 5%, plus accrued interest, on the total and sleep very well at night.”

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/48-mark-cuban.html

Mark Cuban's Review:

“This is a book that every CEO needs to read. If you can't sell, you can't survive. If you can sell- if you can figure out how to open doors and make your customers happy - you not only will always be able to eat and put a roof over your head but also thrive in any corporate or entrepreneurial environment.”

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/48-mark-cuban.html

Mark Cuban's Review:

“This was a reading assignment in an MBA
entrepreneurship class that I snuck into at Indiana University. Bottom line is that among the many patriotic things you can do, one is get rich and pay your taxes.”
 

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/48-mark-cuban.html

Rework
book
by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

Mark Cuban's Review:

“If given a choice between investing in someone who has read Rework or has an MBA, I'm investing in Rework every time. This is a must read for every entrepreneur.”

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/48-mark-cuban.html

Call Me Ted
book
by Ted Turner

Mark Cuban's Review:

I like to read biographies of successful people. Ted Turner's bio was always big for me because he worked hard and played hard. 

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/48-mark-cuban.html

The Innovator's Dilemma
book
by Clayton M. Christensen

Mark Cuban's Review:

This helped me make sense of why things worked and didn't work in the technology industry. 

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/48-mark-cuban.html

Mark Cuban's Review:

A great article about visualization that applies better to biz decisions “You Say Data, I Say System” by @blprnt

Mark Cuban's Review:

A Quiet Giant of Investing Weighs In on Trump

The Fountainhead
book
by Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff

Mark Cuban's Review:

Cuban read Rand’s The Fountainhead “three complete times and untold number of little snippets and segments,” he said in an interview on C-SPAN (March 26, 2006). He first read the book in high school, and it taught him that “it doesn’t matter what everybody else thinks — it’s how you see yourself and what your own dreams are.” On Slate.com (November 15, 2005), Cuban said the book “was incredibly motivating to me. It encouraged me to think as an individual, take risks to reach my goals and responsibility for my successes and failures. I loved it.” Cuban named his yacht “Fountainhead”.

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/48-mark-cuban.html

Mark Cuban's Review:

“This is the only investment book I have read that truly made sense. Bottom line is that you can take a measure of risk on the $5000 you have to invest in an attempt to earn 10% in the stock market, while praying that it all doesn’t disappear because someone bought too many yen derivatives. Or you can save 15% on the $5000 a year you spend on replenishables, from toilet paper to cereal to who knows what, and put it in the bank on top of the original $5000, earn an easy 5%, plus accrued interest, on the total and sleep very well at night.”

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/48-mark-cuban.html

Mark Cuban's Review:

“This is a book that every CEO needs to read. If you can't sell, you can't survive. If you can sell- if you can figure out how to open doors and make your customers happy - you not only will always be able to eat and put a roof over your head but also thrive in any corporate or entrepreneurial environment.”

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/48-mark-cuban.html

Mark Cuban's Review:

“This was a reading assignment in an MBA
entrepreneurship class that I snuck into at Indiana University. Bottom line is that among the many patriotic things you can do, one is get rich and pay your taxes.”
 

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/48-mark-cuban.html

Rework
book
by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

Mark Cuban's Review:

“If given a choice between investing in someone who has read Rework or has an MBA, I'm investing in Rework every time. This is a must read for every entrepreneur.”

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/48-mark-cuban.html

Call Me Ted
book
by Ted Turner

Mark Cuban's Review:

I like to read biographies of successful people. Ted Turner's bio was always big for me because he worked hard and played hard. 

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/48-mark-cuban.html

The Innovator's Dilemma
book
by Clayton M. Christensen

Mark Cuban's Review:

This helped me make sense of why things worked and didn't work in the technology industry. 

Ref: http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/48-mark-cuban.html

Mark Cuban's Review:

A great article about visualization that applies better to biz decisions “You Say Data, I Say System” by @blprnt

Mark Cuban's Review:

A Quiet Giant of Investing Weighs In on Trump

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