Mark Cuban is invariably described as the “outspoken billionaire” owner of the Dallas Mavericks. That’s because Cuban seems never to lack for an opinion. But many of those opinions are freely given to help people achieve, not to pontificate from on high. Cuban feels, as he says, fortunate to be in his position — he “made a lot of money when (I was) relatively young.” That’s an understatement — but it turns out that for being so “outspoken” Cuban’s style leans toward understatement. Below is Patrick Bet-David‘s interview with Cuban, conducted at Cuban’s office in the American Airlines arena where his Mavs play.
Cuban reveals how he got started. He talks about what it takes to succeed. He cautions against working as if the competition isn’t about to eat your lunch. That’ll lead to the number one reason people fail: “lack of brains, lack of effort.” Because first it’s not smart to stay in the bubble. And second, if you think you’re all alone in your space you won’t work as hard. You’ve got to work, Cuban advises, “like someone is trying to take it away from you.” Cyber Dust users had a chance to see the interview earlier than the rest of the world. You can get Cyber Dust here.