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How To Win at Winning Because I've Won A Lot
on March 25, 2016
After reading this poorly thrown together book of blog posts and self-aggrandizing I realized two things.
1.) Cuban is an undeniable hustler.
2.) I don't really like him very much.
This book reads a bit like a cautionary tale of "if you don't put in 1000% you'll fail" and I actually like that. Some really cool anecdotes go a long way towards validating his philosophies on business, and life in general. You can actually learn quite a bit from this book.
However, he's incredibly abrasive and condescending, like he's preaching from a 10ft high pulpit. Granted, he has the right to do so, it just comes off that way like He's WAYYYY up here and you, dear reader, are way the F down there. Not entirely demeaning, but certainly a power play. Then again, the entire world hits him up for his opinion and much like Ted Nugent (sorry for the comparison Mark) you're going to get some sound bytes, some "I DGAF what you think, this is how it really is" opinions - and I respect that and he's certainly earned the ability to give his, I just don't always agree.
So, maybe saying I "dislike" him is a bit harsh, it's just a feeling and not entirely borne from simply reading this book. If you love him, however, you will love this book because the dude can tell a story as well as anyone and it's quite fascinating. Just don't expect to get the keys to the castle and be ready to put up with some strong opinions.