“Parents still to this day I think want their kids to get excited about starting companies and understanding entrepreneurship or even just understanding what their parents do for a job,” billionaire entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says, explaining why Shark Tank — at least when the show aired on Friday nights — was the #1 show watched by families together.
“Just that desire to get kids excited about the American Dream was part of [what drew him to Shark Tank],” Cuban explains.” And part two of it is we all are entrepreneurs or wonder if we’re entrepreneurs at heart. We all have that idea inside of us.”
That’s when Cuban gets really animated as he describes the giddiness and excitement of having a great idea, the quick Googling of the idea, the discovery that no one else is doing it. “Then you tell your friend, say whaddya think, whaddya think,” Cuban says, “and the friend is like ‘that is really cool, I’d buy one.'” And the budding entrepreneur is all excited and they’re ready to go and they are so psyched about their idea and then…
“And then, most people stop. [And ask] what’s for dinner?” Cuban says, to laughter in the crowd. “But some people, they found their way to turn those into companies.”
“We all are entrepreneurs or wonder if we’re entrepreneurs at heart. We all have that idea inside of us.” @mcuban on the success of @ABCSharkTank: https://t.co/JHU9P5uO0E #TalksAtGS pic.twitter.com/WKNf2dt6By
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