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How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It [Kindle Edition]

Mark Cuban
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Book Description

Mark Cuban shares his wealth of experience and business savvy in his first published book, HOW TO WIN AT THE SPORT OF BUSINESS, available now only as an eBook. Using the greatest material from his popular Blog Maverick, he has collected and updated his postings on business and life to provide a catalog of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur. Cuban tells his own rags-to-riches story of how he went from selling powdered milk and sleeping on friends' couches to owning his own company and becoming a multi-billion dollar success story. His unconventional yet highly effective ideas on how to build a successful business offer entrepreneurs at any stage of their careers a huge edge over their competitors.


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  • File Size: 408 KB
  • Print Length: 84 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1626810915
  • Publisher: Diversion Books (November 21, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006AX6ONI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,726 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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72 of 79 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of valuable information at a great price! November 26, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
While it is true that Mark Cuban's eBook "How to Win at the Sport of Business" is simply a compilation of his blog posts (which are all available online for free), this book has something that his blog doesn't. Editing. I've read a number of his blog posts over the years and a few things are clear to me: 1) Mark is a smart, successful guy. 2) He has a lot of good ideas and information in his head and he's willing to share what he knows with anyone willing to take the time to read what he writes. 3) He's not a great writer. (His blog is filled with typos and weird punctuation issues.)

Thankfully, this book has been edited. The punctuation errors so common on his blog have been fixed, and most typos corrected (though there are still a few, and in some of the storytelling parts he changes from present tense to past tense). The blog posts have also been arranged in a logical way so that this book reads very comfortably as a complete book. That said, my biggest complaint about this book is also the editing. There is one blog post that appears twice (with different titles though). I don't know how someone misses something like that.

Small quirks aside, this book is a good, fast read filled with lots of valuable information. There is by no means anything earth shattering here, but there is plenty of useful information for anyone running a business or thinking of starting one.
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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful
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Every since I started reading Mark Cuban's weblog, BlogMaverick.com, I've been emailing links of my favorite posts to my employees and business associates. I subscribe to it on my RSS feed and typically read every entry within a matter of hours. So when I saw Mark's entry on Facebook that he had produced an ebook for sale, I bought it without a second thought. I must admit, I read the foreword and was immediately irritated to learn that the ebook was simply a collection of his most popular posts, many of which I'd read 10x over. Oh well, it's $2.99 as I read his first post which he discusses his humble beginnings coming to Dallas as a broke college grad. 5 hours later, I'm finished with the book and I'm convinced that was probably the best $3 I've spent on a book. If you're a blogmaverick reader his old posts have been updated with details and commentary that you will find very interesting and if you're not a blog maverick reader, you will no do doubt find find inspiration and more importantly, practical advice that applies to any business.

What I have always found most impressive about Mark is how little he cares about what people think about and how passionate he is about getting 'IT' right. This book arranges his rags to riches tale in a chronological order that will be of great practical use to any entrepreneur.

One thing I've felt throughout this NBA Lockout and ever more so after reading this ebook is that Mark Cuban must be going absolutely insane sitting in these 'business meetings' over the NBA's labor issues with dinosaurs like Billy Hunter and David Stern. I'll borrow a quote from his post "Twelve Cuban Mantra for Success":

"11. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered
This is one I got from my partner Todd Wagner. He is right on.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It worked immediately! March 23, 2012
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I just read the section "Why entrepreneurs shouldn't use a PR firm" last weekend and I was inspired to send out my own email to local media. I used the format provided and sent one out to all of the local TV stations and newspapers on behalf of my company artconnect.ca

This proved to be an excellent plan! Today a rep from the leading morning TV talk show in my city (Edmonton) called me. They want to feature my company on their show on April 13th. This is HUGE exposure.

Thanks so much for the inspiration. Reading this gave me the confidence to take publicity into my own hands.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the WORST... March 31, 2013
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Fans of Cuban will enjoy this...but there's not much there. Having watched him on Shark Tank and having been time and again impressed with his knowledge of both the technical AND commonsense aspects of business, I was somewhat disappointed to find that this book read like a series of motivational posters (or, I suppose, blog posts--as that is the source material here). But because it doesn't promise to be a text book and it does deliver a BIT of Cuban's business genius, it merits a positive (if just barely) review.
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25 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars He got us a Championship, How can you hate it? December 2, 2011
By M Flash
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Its a good book, definitely worth the two fidy. Half of what youd pay for a vanity fair at the airport. There are some worthwhile ideas and definitely sheds some light into Cubans outlook on things. He's a smart guy.

Two things to remember though.

Cuban is smarter most people. So this whole If I can do it so can you is a little misleading.

Second thing to remember with Cuban is that luck (timing) had a huge part in him making his dough. Without which he would be just a rich dallas guy worth 10-20mm, no Mavs, no Celebrity, and I dare say no G5.

He definitely got out there and in the right position when he sold Broadcast, but make no mistake, Broadcast wouldnt be worth a plug nickel today. Cuban was smart enough to sell at the top, but it wasn't like he was a Rockefeller or Gates who created something with long term value (although he did this with the Mavs). He sold into the bubble right before it burst, and has been enjoying it even since. Well played sir.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read.
Published 19 hours ago by JEMA
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Cuban at his best.
Published 3 days ago by randall Kammerman
3.0 out of 5 stars Good short reaad
Not a lot of new stuff but entertaining and motivating. His perspective is a bit unrealistic on some things buy the work ethic is the key idea
Published 9 days ago by M. Na
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
As usual Cuban is an ass.
Published 9 days ago by Dominick DiLello
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A must read
Published 9 days ago by Cameron Lambo
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to be the best...learn from the best
It's pretty simple. Would you listen to someone who has never written a book on how to become bestselling author? Probably not. Or, at least you shouldn't! Read more
Published 9 days ago by Carlos Amador
5.0 out of 5 stars Great advice and motivation
As a young professional I enjoyed Mark's advice on trying many jobs until you find what you love. This book will open your eyes and motivate you to become successful in an industry... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Patrick Gilbreath
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Just follow Mark Cuban's Blog... Literally just a copy paste
Published 10 days ago by BJP
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining & motivating
Sometimes I feel certain people are born to succeed and others have to work a little harder to accomplish their goals. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Lee H. Artis
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining but way over priced for this booklet. I ...
Entertaining but way over priced for this booklet. I have lent it to friends since it's about 35 pages and a quick read. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Lynn Carpenter
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