77+ Best Mark Cuban Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Mark Cuban is an American billionaire entrepreneur, television personality, media proprietor, and investor, whose net worth is an estimated $4.3 billion, according to Forbes and ranked #179 on the 2019 Forbes 400 list. Profoundly inspirational Mark Cuban quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Mark Cuban Quotes

To be a billionaire, you have got to get lucky. — Mark Cuban

All TV is now digital. It’s a platform ripe for innovation; we just haven’t seen any beyond picture quality changes. That’s a secular problem. — Mark Cuban

Social media is just a platform. Twitter is a very simple and immediate broadcast platform. Facebook is a very personal, when it comes to friends and when it comes to fan pages, a little bit less but still somewhat personal way to communicate. — Mark Cuban

I’m not the type to pat myself on the back and all that, but somebody has to be lucky, right? When I got to Dallas, I was struggling – sleeping on the floor with six guys in a three-bedroom apartment. I used to drive around, look at the big houses, and imagine what it would be like to live there and use that as motivation. — Mark Cuban

Leaders don’t look backwards to condemn what has already been done; they look forward to create a better future. — Mark Cuban

Make sure you are the boss. I don’t think I would encourage executives that work for me to blog. There can be only 1 public vision for an organization. — Mark Cuban

I would rather have the costs of consumer goods and restaurants – products we as consumers can choose to buy or not buy – go up and the need for public services go down. — Mark Cuban

Leaders are not dogmatic. They are principled and know that change is never easy, but when it’s necessary, they must lead. — Mark Cuban

Culture is very important to the Mavs. Your best player has to be a fit for what you want the culture of the team to be. He has to be someone who leads by example. Someone who sets the tone in the locker room and on the court. It isn’t about who talks the most or the loudest. It is about the demeanor and attitude he brings. — Mark Cuban

I’ve learned the number one job of a pro manager is not to win championships but to keep their job. — Mark Cuban

When you turn your team upside down and try to figure out what the culture of the team is, you take the greatest risk a team can take. — Mark Cuban

Traditional TV will have to innovate their TV delivery software in new ways beyond just offering their content in an app in order to change the viewing erosion of TV. — Mark Cuban

For food service industry and retail, I’m for the minimum wage being increased to at least $12. Not for manufacturing. Software and robotics are going to revolutionize manufacturing in the next 10 years. In the meantime, we have to compete with overseas manufacturing. — Mark Cuban

I placed too much importance on comparing how much I had to others early on. Then I started realizing time was a far more valuable asset. When I started using money to create more time, I appreciated both more. — Mark Cuban

Go out there and get rich. Get so obnoxiously rich that when that tax bill comes, your first thought will be to choke on how big a check you have to write. — Mark Cuban

I have been a proponent of dramatically expanding the AmeriCorps program. By increasing the pay of participants to a living wage, it can act as a jobs program that, rather than trying to predict what will be technically viable jobs, will value social support and provide jobs that make communities stronger. — Mark Cuban

The key is having great players. But there are a lot of teams that have All-Stars and haven’t been able to put it together. — Mark Cuban

I’m not against government involvement in times of need. I am for recognizing that big public companies will continue to cut jobs in an effort to prop up stock prices, which in turn stimulates the need for more government involvement. — Mark Cuban

Leaders don’t change their positions mid-debate. They welcome scorn from the masses because it creates the opportunity for dialogue. — Mark Cuban

I am telling you, the world’s first trillionaires are going to come from somebody who masters A.I. and all its derivatives and applies it in ways we never thought of. — Mark Cuban

If you are good enough to compete for a top-level corporate job, you should be smart enough to know what the job pays the other gender and negotiate accordingly. If you are an employer, and you don’t pay an employee market wages, regardless of gender or orientation, you will end up with what you deserve. — Mark Cuban

If there was a template for success in sports, everyone would follow it. You do the best you can and trust the people you trust. — Mark Cuban

What I do know, at least what I think I have learned from my experiences in business, is that when there is a rush for everyone to do the same thing, it becomes more difficult to do. Not easier. Harder. — Mark Cuban

Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it. — Mark Cuban

I love entrepreneurship because that’s what makes this country grow, and if I can help companies grow, I am creating jobs; I am setting foundations for future generations. It sends the message that the American Dream is alive and well. — Mark Cuban

I think one of the biggest curses in the U.S. is that we have only two political parties. — Mark Cuban

I love being challenged and defending my positions and, when I’m wrong, learning from the exchange. It makes me smarter and better as a businessperson. — Mark Cuban

Staying true to who I am was tougher when I first got wealthy. Having great friends kept me grounded. — Mark Cuban

I can’t say it enough that learning how to learn is one of the greatest skills anyone can have. It’s why I advocate that everyone go to college. — Mark Cuban

I think political people are afraid of me. — Mark Cuban

We can’t ever forget that the Internet now is just a staid utility. The exciting platforms are software applications that are very, very simple. — Mark Cuban

In these times of the ‘Great Recession’, we shouldn’t be trying to shift the benefits of wealth behind some curtain. We should be celebrating and encouraging people to make as much money as they can. Profits equal tax money. While some people might find it distasteful to pay taxes, I don’t. I find it patriotic. — Mark Cuban

The first cities to create friction-free enterprise zones will get a lot of entrepreneurial traction. — Mark Cuban

You need to turn over every rock and open every door to learn your industry. This process never ends. — Mark Cuban

I have always been selling. I always had something going on. That was just my nature. — Mark Cuban

What I’ve learned in these 11 years is you just got to stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment. — Mark Cuban

With health care, despite the fact that we as a nation have already chosen to provide health care in one form or another to everyone, we have, until Obamacare, chosen to pick the least cost-effective means, a mix of private and public offerings, of providing that care. That makes no sense. — Mark Cuban

The number-one job of the hedge-fund manager is not to make sure that you can retire with a smile on your face – it’s for him to retire with a smile on his face. — Mark Cuban

I think that any reporter or columnist will be a little more careful when doing interviews with me. — Mark Cuban

Technological change always accelerates. It never stagnates over time. Which means we are going to face the fact that, if nothing in the States changes, we will find ourselves dependent on other countries for almost everything that can and will be manufactured in a quickly approaching future. — Mark Cuban

Part of the bigger problem with Donald Trump is, when you sit and talk to him one-on-one, he’s reasonable, he comes across as caring, he’s open-minded, but then, all of that just is thrown out the window when he tweets and when he communicates with the media – and when he communicates at all. — Mark Cuban

I create offbeat advice; I don’t follow it. I rarely take third-party advice on my investments. — Mark Cuban

In my opinion, right now there’s way too much hype on the technologies and not enough attention to the real businesses behind them. — Mark Cuban

I love helping entrepreneurs. It’s something I really have fun doing. It’s like planting a little seed and watching it grow. — Mark Cuban

Being able to take a traditional cable-television subscriber and give them new widget type applications to me is huge. — Mark Cuban

When I got to the Mavericks people were all giving me advice – change this, change that – and one thing that I didn’t do was fire anybody. — Mark Cuban

Money is a scoreboard where you can rank how you’re doing against other people. — Mark Cuban

If you think back to the first sporting event you went to, you don’t remember the score, you don’t remember a home run, you don’t remember a dunk. You remember who you were with. Were you with your mom, your dad, your brother, on a date? — Mark Cuban

I think Amazon is the greatest start-up and the greatest company in the world. The way they are using new technologies is not just disrupting retail, it’s getting ready to disrupt everything. — Mark Cuban

Because if you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there. — Mark Cuban

I look at my annual budgets for everything and anything, and I look to see where I can save the most money on those items. Saving 30% to 50% buying in bulk – replenishable items from toothpaste to soup, or whatever I use a lot of – is the best guaranteed return on investment you can get anywhere. — Mark Cuban

TV is no longer the best alternative to boredom. To kids not old enough for Snapchat, music is the best alternative to boredom. For Snapchat users, it’s the best alternative to boredom. — Mark Cuban

I liked Trump’s honesty because it was different and had a chance to change the business of politics. What I didn’t realize he was missing at the time was a complete and utter lack of preparation, knowledge, and common sense. — Mark Cuban

I believe that starting any business should be as easy as a 10-year-old starting a lemonade stand. — Mark Cuban

In the past, people used to tell me to shut up a bit. But what I believe is to put out your opinion and let everyone else react. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong. — Mark Cuban

Whatever you are studying right now, if you are not getting up to speed on deep learning, neural networks, etc., you lose. We are going through the process where software will automate software, automation will automate automation. — Mark Cuban

I used to drive around looking at the big houses, wondering how they got there. I used to love biographies about successful business people, wondering how they got there. You start to realize that if they can do it, I can do it. — Mark Cuban

I hate politics. It’s slimy. Any job where people pander for votes, I don’t like. The country has gotten so partisan that if you’re not on my side, you’re the enemy. The only thing I ever try to support is a third party, like Unity08. We need more parties and more choice. — Mark Cuban

What I’ve learned is that if you really want to be successful at something, you’ll find that you put the time in. You won’t just ask somebody if it’s a good idea, you’ll go figure out if it’s a good idea. — Mark Cuban

I worked hard and smarter than most people in the businesses I have been in. — Mark Cuban

Being rich is a good thing. Not just in the obvious sense of benefitting you and your family, but in the broader sense. Profits are not a zero sum game. The more you make, the more of a financial impact you can have. — Mark Cuban

I don’t think there’s any question that the UFL or any other league that wants to challenge the NFL can have an impact. The demand for professional football is off the charts. — Mark Cuban

We have to face the fact that countries are going to lose jobs to robotics. The only question that needs to be answered is which country will create and own the best robotic technology and have the infrastructure necessary to enable it. — Mark Cuban

Recessions are the best time to start a company. Companies fail. Others hold back capital. If you are willing to do the preparation and work, it is the best time to invest in yourself and start a business. — Mark Cuban

I don’t care what anyone says. Being rich is a good thing. — Mark Cuban

I love to compete. To me, business is the ultimate sport. It’s always on. There is always someone trying to beat me. — Mark Cuban

When you’ve got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001? — Mark Cuban

I personally think there’s going to be a greater demand in 10 years for liberal arts majors than there were for programming majors and maybe even engineering, because when the data is all being spit out for you, options are being spit out for you, you need a different perspective in order to have a different view of the data. — Mark Cuban

You’ve got to be very cognizant of the correlation between social media links and business because they don’t always correlate as highly as people would like. — Mark Cuban

In my mind, a good leader would say, ‘OK, I need to sit down and talk to the guys who oppose me. Let me let them voice their opinions; let me get their thought process.’ — Mark Cuban

It is so much easier to be nice, to be respectful, to put yourself in your customers’ shoes and try to understand how you might help them before they ask for help, than it is to try to mend a broken customer relationship. — Mark Cuban

If you can’t admit a failure, you’re not an entrepreneur. You are not a good business person. There’s nothing brilliant about what you are doing. — Mark Cuban

But we have to ask ourselves, what’s the purpose of the stock market? It’s supposed to be a source of capital for growing business. It’s lost that purpose. — Mark Cuban

I’m not a fan of giving to charities. I have a few I support, but the overhead and inefficiencies really bother me. Instead, I pay people’s bills and help solve problems. — Mark Cuban

I still work hard to know my business. I’m continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I’m always selling. Always. — Mark Cuban

Wherever I see people doing something the way it’s always been done, the way it’s ‘supposed’ to be done, following the same old trends, well, that’s just a big red flag to me to go look somewhere else. — Mark Cuban

I grew up in a working class family. People thought I might go work at a mill. My mom wanted me to learn how to lay carpet because she was concerned about my future. Nobody had high hopes for me. But I was a hustler. — Mark Cuban

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